Designing your life


Designing your life
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12/Sep/2019 from 18:00 a 21:00

New York, NY, New York Campus

8 Alumni registered

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Still trying to figure out how your career and life fit together? Be sure to join us for this first Alumni event of the academic year.

In this highly interactive session, based on the New York Times bestselling book Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, we will take a design thinking approach to careers and life. Design thinking is a mindset that includes radical collaboration, reframing, curiosity, mindfulness of process, and a bias towards action. Designers build their way forward; they don?t wait for epiphanies on mountain tops (not that there?s anything wrong with that).

We will work on several exercises to map your energy and identify the activities that energize you and those that drain you, become more intentional about planning your week, and learn to leverage people from different walks of life to help you generate new ideas and fresh perspectives.

Whether you are seeking change, founding a company, trying to find more balance, or moving into a senior role, this workshop is for you.



6:00 p.m. Registration and networking reception

7:00 p.m. Workshop

9:00 p.m. Event closes


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    Matthew Temple

    Matthew Temple is the Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he manages a team of 8 people who deliver career and executive coaching to 50,000 alumni globally. He has coached MBA students and alumni on a range of career issues including self-assessment, networking, resumes, interviewing, negotiating, and starting/buying a business. Matthew has presented hundreds of career workshops in Brazil, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, and the Chicago Tribune. Matthew has worked as a Career Coach with Harvard Business School and the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

    Matthew has coached senior executives as well as emerging leaders in high potential and leadership development programs. His areas of focus include leadership, building and managing high performing teams, onboarding, communications, and executive presence. He earned an Organizational and Leadership Coaching Certification from Northwestern University and is certified in the Hogan Assessment, Voices 360, Korn Ferry Leadership Architecture, and MBTI. Matthew has coached executives on leadership, communications, and management at companies including Amazon, Bain, Boston Consulting Group, Ford, GE, Goldman Sachs, Google, JP Morgan Chase, McKinsey, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever.

    Previously, Matthew served as the Director of International Business Development for, where he helped establish, manage, and staff joint ventures worth over US$200 million in Asia, Europe and Latin America. He worked in private equity, M&A and corporate finance for Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. He has lived and worked in Asia and Europe. Matthew holds a BA from Harvard University and an MBA in Finance, Marketing and Organizational Behavior from Kellogg School of Management.