We are deeply inspired by the remarkable stories that participants from our online programs, Columbia Business School MBA, Executive MBA and Executive Education program, and corporate workshops share with us, from time to time, on how the Institute for Personal Leadership has helped them grow and get closer to their highest potential. We offer you a sample of these stories below and hope you enjoy them as much as we have.
VP, Executive Development & Chief Learning Officer, GE
IPL’s online [Science of Self] program has been one of the most enjoyable and valuable courses I have taken in a long time. I got hooked to these online Executive Education modules - I must have reviewed each of them at least twice, some even more times. I now meditate daily, have a values based scorecard and found the entire Love module refreshing.
CEO, Miller Companies
While the key benefit has been to help me start my ‘Personal Leadership’ journey, the [Science of Self Master Classes] have also had a positive effect on my relationships at home. My wife and I have both enjoyed discussing key science and anecdotes from the course.
Lauren C. States
VP, Strategy and Transformation, IBM Corporation
I’ve enjoyed every moment of the [Science of Self Master Classes.] They were enlightening, invigorating and informative. The impact of these classes was truly profound, and has repositioned me to live a very different life going forward based on all the insights and tools provided. The depth of insight has given me tangible thoughts and methods to live my best life on my terms, under my control!
RMC Region Manager, Cimbeton Hazirbeton Prefabrik Yapi El.San.ve Tic.A.S.
If you want to realize yourself more and want to understand your inner power, this course is the beginning of the path. When you start to implement the techniques from this course into your daily life, you will see the change and this change will bring closer you to your ideal life.
Associate Director - Investment Advisory, Dixon Advisory, Australia
This online IPL course is truly exceptional. It combines all the best components of the latest leadership strategies and tools, as well as the neurosciences, emotional management, inner-exploration, meditation, mindfulness and much more. I would highly recommend this course to anyone in a management role who is looking to excel and develop themselves both personally and professionally.
Head of Factual, BBC Scotland
My instincts as a documentary filmmaker lead me towards being able to establish the facts, search out the truth in a situation. Over the years I have trained myself to detect woolly thinking and be suspicious of the so-called “soft” side of management. In contrast, IPL’s [Science of Self Master Classes] use science, logic, clinical practice, neuroscience and a hefty dose of humanity to give participants a toolkit that will help them see more clearly why, as a leader, you sometimes come unstuck and what techniques can help you do something about it. It only takes one snap of the synapses to realise that if you can understand your own flaws and development areas and be given ways to work with them, that your human instinct is to share those solutions with your own team. This is the true genius of this course. For every single participant in this course there will be a better manager and dozens, hundreds of people who will ultimately also benefit.
Marketing Analyst, Jamestown Plastics, Inc.
I never thought I would learn so much from an online course. This course made me think more from the inside, and opened my vision to different points of views. Great learning for someone who is looking for inside growth and development.
Senior Manager , Twice Reply GmBH, a Reply AG company, Germany
The online class with Prof. Wadhwa did not only provide many scientific insights - it also provided many valuable practical information on how we can personally manage our inner selves and ultimately become better leaders. Thank you!
President of Guest Experience Management Services, Longwood Gardens
If you are looking for a diverse program that will test your mind and life theory, then this course is for you. The course offers a mix of storytelling, science based facts and cutting edge Mindfulness training all of which can support you in a life being led by values.
Zone Manager, Boart Longyear
I feel that the principles taught by Professor Wadhwa in the [Science of People Master Classes] are key to excelling in one’s career and I’m amazed they are so rarely shared elsewhere. Since taking these classes, I have been able to manage my time more effectively, make better use of feedback and coaching, and maintain my optimism in the face of adversity and stressful situations. From the high-school student to the CEO—all will find their effectiveness and happiness enhanced by these courses.
Director, Business Development, Tech Mahindra
I consciously started inculcating the positive values of the [Science of People Master Classes] in my communication with my team. Previously, I used to get agitated on seeing poor performances by my team and immediately question the efforts put in by the contributors. My objective was to bring the best in them and make them better at their work, but instead, my style was probably having an opposite effect. I took almost every lesson from this class and started applying them to my mails, teleconferences, and one-on-one conversations. I was surprised to find an almost instant positive reaction from my team members. My biggest takeaway from the class was to introduce positivity in every day life, empathize with different perspectives, and articulate my viewpoint in a collaborative manner.
CEO and Co-founder, Oxitone – a GE Ventures Company
This Master Class has helped me dramatically improve my personal leadership qualities and interpersonal communications skills through its principles, techniques and simulations of various aspects of corporate life followed by feedback and evaluation. I have validated my new skills within our startup company and results have been stunning – the quality of the teamwork has dramatically improved.
VP, Strategy, Management Processes and Communications, Xerox Corporation
The content and the underlying research in this course uniquely combines foundational leadership principles with the latest developments in neuroscience. The depth and breadth of the material and instruction provides a deeper understanding of each individual’s capacity to reach our highest potential.
ES EMEA SC Finance Manager, GE
I got valuable learnings from this Master Class like every change is possible if you have the right strategy and tools for it, and that taking small steps can lead to a big change. The stories about great leaders in the modules made me feel confident that this is the right way to go. I loved the great leader quotations – so much that I asked for a Churchill biography book for Christmas, and I’m half way through it! Additionaly I really liked the fact that I could watch the videos and work through the modules at my own pace without any stress, in my safe environment. It was also very helpful to read opinions of other course members about different topics, and it was surprising and comforting to see how many people think the same way I do.
Project Manager, GE Healthcare
Prof. Wadhwa's down-to-earth behavior and simplicity really resonated with me. The materials were thoughtfully selected, focused and relevant for the objective of the class.The various techniques and tips that were shared in class were explained in a simple manner, which was easy to follow and very impactful. I'm excited to put the learnings into practice immediately. This class was an investment in which time and money were well spent, and I highly recommend this class for anyone interested in honing their feedback, coaching and leadership skills.
HR Consultant & Career Coach
Through IPL's programs I have learned the importance of knowing your values, the concept of ongoing growth, how to deal with adversity, and the stories of great leaders... The content is fascinating. I am genuinely enthralled by all the areas these programs cover.
Senior Associate, Leading Executive Search Firm
I have benefited significantly from the training this Master Class has given me on how to coach. I have recently applied these coaching principles to an individual on my team, and I have noticed a positive change in behavior as a result of my coaching. I have found that she has far more determination to do well than I initially realized. She has been more centered and engaged once I have started coaching her, and the quality of her output has improved substantially.
Marketing Director, The Coca Cola Company
A very complete, logical, and entertaining tour of the management consultant's toolbox that can be leveraged by any business person. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to improve their strategic problem-solving skills. I wish I had taken this course many years ago.
Owner & CEO, Refine Marketing AB
I really liked the overall learning experience with practical cases and exercises offered in Driving Strategic Impact (Online). These concepts and method of training would be useful in the future.
CEO, SQS India Infosystems
Driving Strategic Impact (Online) is an excellent course. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and benefitted from it. Online is the best format for me given my schedule. Thanks to the superb content and the very well thought out organization of the course! The effort and energy that has gone into this is very visible, and I really appreciate it.
Principal Consultant, Green Wei International
I can't tell you how grateful I am to have joined Driving Strategic Impact (Online). The teaching is masterful and the materials covered have a systematic way of approaching problems.
Praveen Chand Ravipalli
Assistant Manager, Sales, Practo Technologies
Such a good course for young people wishing to get into Strategy. Reputed professor from Columbia teaching all of this is just icing on the cake!
Senior Consultant, Verizon
This course offers an excellent framework giving a clear understanding of the role of being a consultant. The teaching is based on real experience and is practical for the workplace. Equipped with the skills and knowledge gained from this class, I am confident that I can make continuous progresses as a trusted advisor!