Course Features

Explore your professional purpose

This Executive Education course provides you with the tools you need to catalyze your desired transformation. You will learn how to use adaptive leadership techniques and design thinking to be self-reflective and challenge assumptions that may be holding you back. You will also create a meaningful action plan to achieve your goals. Join us to design your personal change and realize your professional purpose.

Every course includes:

  • Industry-leading faculty
  • Collaborative learning
  • Research-driven results
  • Lifelong connections
  • Practical applications
  • Custom solutions

Designing Personal Change provides participants with the opportunity to uncover their own professional purpose.

Program Details

Who should attend

  • Individuals of all career stages looking to realize personal and professional transformation
  • Rising managers who want to institute change that will move them forward in their careers
  • Professionals who struggle with breaking habits and enacting changes

What you will learn

  • Understand the psychological barriers to designing personal change
  • Engage in self-reflective activities, define your personal goals, and ideate possible paths forward
  • Create a personal action plan to help achieve your goals

Faculty

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Sharon Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director for Innovation and Human-Centered Design, Carey Business School

Sharon Kim is a faculty member and the director for Innovation and Human-Centered Design at the Carey Business School. She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University. Kim has expertise in the psychology of creativity. Her academic research has been featured in popular media outlets including Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company. She teaches design thinking and provides innovation consulting to leaders in Fortune 100 companies and international health NGOs.


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Adriano Pianesi, MBA

Adjunct Professor, Carey Business School

Adriano Pianesi has 20 years of leadership development, team coaching, and change experience built on capacity development, possibility thinking, and sound strategy. His consulting practice has helped leaders work for change by harnessing the powers of conflict, diversity, and complexity. His clients include Microsoft, NASA, and the Marine Corps. He holds an MBA from the University of Milan, is a member of international academic societies, and has trained at prestigious schools in the U.S.A.