Designing Your Life Workshop

Designing Your Life Workshop

KEWN Designing Your Life Workshop

Still 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 Kellogg.


Please join KEWN for our 2019 Designing Your Life Workshop. This isn’t for the faint of heart! 

Applying Design Thinking to Your Life

Bill and Dave have taken 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 KEWN 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 Mount Kilimanjaro?  And, what about that marathon?  

Who Will Lead Us?

Matthew Temple is the Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development for the Kellogg School of Management, where he manages a team of people who deliver career and executive coaching, workshops and webinars to 50,000 alumni globally.  He has coached executives in many industries including consulting, entertainment & media, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and technology.  His areas of focus include leadership, building and managing high performing teams, onboarding, communications, and executive presence. 

Matthew recently taught a similar workshop to the Kellogg Alumni Club of Boston, which was sold out!

Previously, Matthew worked in Private Equity and M&A for Credit Suisse and in Corporate Finance for Deutsche Bank.   He has lived and worked in Hong Kong and London.  Matthew holds a BA in European History from Harvard University and an MBA in Finance, Marketing and Organizational Behavior from Kellogg School of Management. He’s a diehard Red Sox fan, Jeopardy champion, and inveterate traveler.

Evening Agenda

5:30-6:00 pm – Networking
6:00-8:30 pm – Workshop
Includes dinner and wine/beer 


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