GRAD: Designing Your Life

Jan 22 • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Designing Your Life Coaching Group

Finding a fulfilling career is not only a short-term task at school but a life-long practice after graduation. By learning and applying five mind-sets from the book Designing Your Life, authored by Dave Evans and Bill Burnett, coaching group members will use practical activities in the book to identify possible career futures and design their way forward, while identifying what a well-designed next chapter in their lives looks like for them. The book, homework activities from the book, and group discussions, held every other week, are designed to help coaching group members to learn how to better navigate life's big moment decisions —it will be fun and full of surprises!


This coaching group is for any graduate student from any college within Northeastern University seeking to immerse themselves in a career design experience spring semester. The group is limited to 20 students. Please register if you are able to attend all sessions. (missing one session is not a problem. Missing more than 2 sessions may result in not being able to continue with the group).

This group meets from 10:00 AM – 11 AM on the following Wednesdays in Stearns, G12:

January 22

February 5

February 19

March 11

March 25

April 8

April 22

Rm G12 Stearns Center

We will be using the book, Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans.

Group members will be expected to read 1 chapter (unless otherwise noted), as well as complete homework activities from Designing Your Life for every meeting. You can download Designing Your Life or purchase the hard copy, along with the Designing Your Life workbook (if you are interested in purchasing the workbook).

This coaching group is facilitated by Anne Grieves, Associate Director, Employer Engagement and Career Design. If you have questions, you can e-mail me at:


Please register for the series using the January 22nd link ONLY if you will be able to attend all sessions

 How is each session run?

1.     Meeting 1: Coaching Group Kick-off –get to know each other! Read chapter 1 and 2 for next meeting.

2.     Meeting 2: Unless otherwise indicated read a chapter for each meeting to discuss. Share your thoughts and ideas about the chapters. Each meeting, we will share how that week's chapter impacted us in our lives. 

3.     Decide on your own action steps/homework to try implementing in between each session and share your experience at the next meeting.


This program connects to the SAIL domain of Personal and Professional Effectiveness using strategic thinking and networking skills, and communication skills



Jan 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM

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