March 5, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST
From the Kellogg Alumni Club of South Florida
Trying to figure out how your career and life fit together? Ready to shake things up? Are you willing to create 3 Odyssey Plans for the next 5 years in 15 minutes? This highly interactive workshop is based on the New York Times bestselling book Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, and is led by Matthew Temple, Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development at Northwestern Uniuversity's Kellogg School of Management.
6:00 to 6:30 Networking with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
6:30 to 9:00 Design Your Life Workshop
Applying Design Thinking to Your Life
Authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans 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).
What You Will Get Out of This Workshop
We will work on several exercises during the workshop.
1. We will map your energy, to see what activities energize you and which ones drain you. How can you become more intentional about planning your week so you’re not drained by Friday?
2. We will practice radical collaboration. How can you leverage people from different walks of life to help you generate new ideas and fresh perspectives? Meet some new people in your South Florida network who can help push your ideas forward. Be prepare to provide your expertise and guidance to their dreams as well. You’ll leave here with a new network of supporters!
3. We will create three different Odyssey Plans that provide a roadmap to change. When will you start that company that you’ve been thinking about? When will you finally hike the length of the Appalachian Trail or bicycle to Patagonia? And what about that oft-postponed dream of joining the Peace Corps?
Who Will Lead Us?
Matthew Temple is the Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development at Kellogg, where he manages a team of career coaches who deliver workshops, webinars, and 1:1 coaching to 50,000 alumni around the globe. He has coached executives in many industries including consulting, entertainment & media, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and technology. Matthew's areas of focus include leadership, building and managing high performing teams, onboarding, communications, and executive presence.
Previously, Matthew worked in Private Equity and M&A for Credit Suisse and in Corporate Finance for Deutsche Bank. He served as Director of International Business Development for Ask.com, where he helped establish, manage and staff joint ventures worth over US$200 million in Asia, Europe and Latin America. He has lived and worked in Hong Kong and London. Matthew holds a BA in European History from Harvard University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He’s a diehard Red Sox fan, Jeopardy champion, and serial traveller (visited 100+ countries).