Professional Development Events

Design Your Life - Austin

Upcoming Workshop Dates
Saturday Intensive
February 29, 2020
NEW DATE: May 30, 2020

Designing Your Life Registration

What's "Design Thinking" and how does it apply to my life and career? 

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving and innovation through prototype iteration. Design takes a highly collaborative and hands-on approach to conceiving a new solution and expects to learn by doing and through feedback iterating real ideas in the real world.

While some people really do know what they want to do with their lives, the large majority of people have to try a few things out and learn as they go.

In design, these are called "prototypes". Every prototype provides an opportunity to learn.

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Designed for a busy professional, this DYL Lab makes the most of our time together. Based on the New York Times number-one best seller and wildly popular Stanford University course, DYL applies “design thinking” to architect your own roadmap.

You will leave with clarity regarding where you are right now, new ways to frame problems you’ve been trying to solve for a while, insights on how to hone your decision making, and three possible future paths – Odyssey Plans – for your life. You will do all this in a fast paced collaborative community helping one another design a unique journey toward a well-lived, joyful life.

Radical Collaboration

Are you ready to learn the principles of Design Thinking in a fun, useful, and meaningful way? Design Thinking is a dynamic process for approaching tough-to-solve questions. Once you've applied it to your life, you will see how the tools can help you solve your "wicked problems" in the workplace.

Email Stacy McCracken for more information.

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This training is possible through the collaborative work of Baylor Executive MBA and Stanford's Life Design Studio.

Executive Presence

Type “executive presence” into google and you will get roughly 229M hits. This is a term that is frequently tossed around in business circles, leadership discussions, and in talks around the world. What does it really mean?

Executive presence is more than simply communicating effectively. It’s a skill that when done well inspires confidence, provokes action, and builds trust. While some seem to be born with it, Executive presences takes practice to develop.

We are leveraging some of the latest technology to help personalize your Executive Presence development. We want you to be authentic and comfortable as you lead and inspire your teams.

Executive Presence relies heavily on your ability to communicate. Anyone with the desire to strengthen their Executive Presence must also strengthen their communication skills.

Session 2 - Jun - Aug 2020
  • Live Workshop: 1/month (2 hrs – Monday night)
  • Live Group Coaching Call: 1/month (Lunch time)
  • 6-month access to online communication/learning platform and tools
  • Access to a personal use space where you can practice key messages privately for your team or business

Register for Executive Presence (session 2)

We will focus on common Executive Scenarios from communicating difficult information to motivating your team. We will even spend some time discussing the opportunities where you wish you might have a “do over” when it comes to communicating.


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