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"Do you need a Career Coach?" with David Brendel (CS #57)

This session will explore a neglected aspect of career coaching: the developmental of a personal philosophy of the good life.

Traditional career coaching generally includes exploration of past employment successes and failures, behavioral style assessments, and job-seeking tactics (e.g., resume writing and networking). These key aspects of career coaching can be usefully supplemented by focused self-reflection and dialogues about personal values and sources of purpose, meaning, fulfillment, and joy. This session will focus on a practical approach to addressing these issues. It will include experiential learning including self-reflection and brief writing exercises, as well as structured break-out discussions with other participants.

David Brendel, a Partner at Camden Consulting Group, is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) of the International Coach Federation (ICF). He empowers clients to assess their strengths and developmental opportunities, formulate action plans for success, and achieve peak performance in their work. He helps individual executives and executive teams to develop practical, sustainable solutions to their thorniest business and career challenges. David earned his M.D. at Harvard Medical School and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Chicago. He is an expert in applying cognitive psychology to help clients develop a growth mindset and implement critical behavior changes. David writes frequent blog articles on executive coaching for the Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post. His book, Healing Psychiatry, was published by MIT Press. He hosted a radio show on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment channel entitled Leading Minds with Dr. David Brendel, which explored how innovative approaches in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and executive coaching can fuel success in the 21st century. 


Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:00pm (6:30-7:00pm-light supper & networking)

Venue: MIT Sloan, Tang Center, Building E51, Room 315, 70 Memorial Drive 

Parking: We recommend public transportation. If this is not available to you, the closest parking lot is next to Building E51/Amherst Street. After 5:00pm, you may parking there without an MIT Parking Permit.  Click HERE for MIT parking information.


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