Personal Journey of Expanding My Horizon and Understanding Through Learning and Growth
This Capstone examines a personal story of achieving intellectual growth and a more honest sense of oneself through the learning and the coaching achieved in the graduate program in Organizational Dynamics and in Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching (OCEC) at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). It describes the efforts and the opportunities to acquire new concepts, tools, and approaches for dealing with human dynamics and dynamics of change in organizations. It also explains how beyond teaching consulting and coaching methods and tools useful for changing the behavior of people in leadership roles in organizations, this Program, put a great emphasis on the need to examine oneself, to become aware of one’s assumptions, strengths, and weaknesses, motives, actions and consequences. Accordingly, this Capstone highlights particular readings, class exercises and personal coaching by teachers that influenced the path to personal growth, and it shows how this learning process helped to change the leadership style at work and the personal behavior outside of work of a person who participated in this Program. I am this person, and this Capstone describes my personal experience.