Achieving Personal and Professional Success

University of Pennsylvania

Discover the path to personal and professional success with the Achieving Personal and Professional Success course from the University of Pennsylvania. This comprehensive program, drawing from Wharton School's acclaimed courses, delves into the fundamental aspects of defining and achieving success in various domains of life.

Throughout the course, participants will delve into topics such as identifying personal values and passions, effective communication, leadership skills, and developing influence. This interactive program integrates personalized assessments, case studies, and practical exercises to guide individuals in realizing their full potential.

  • Define success and create a plan for achieving it
  • Enhance communication skills for effective interactions in the workplace
  • Explore principles of leadership and pursue a meaningful life
  • Understand the dynamics of influence and develop persuasive abilities

Whether aspiring to excel in the professional realm or seeking personal fulfillment, this course provides invaluable insights and strategies for individuals to thrive in all aspects of their lives.

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Course Modules

The Achieving Personal and Professional Success course comprises modules focusing on defining success, improving communication skills, leading a fulfilling life, and developing influence for achieving organizational goals.


Do you want to be more successful? This module helps individuals define what success means to them and develop a plan for achieving it. Guided by Wharton Professor G. Richard Shell, participants will engage in personalized assessments and gain insights into self-confidence, happiness, and relationships to pave the way for a fulfilling future.

Improving Communication Skills

Enhance your communication skills and leverage them for professional success with this module. Award-winning Wharton professor Maurice Schweitzer provides essential tools and strategies for effective communication, including detecting deception, building trust, negotiation techniques, and crafting persuasive messages.

Leading the Life You Want

Embark on a journey to lead a more meaningful life and excel in various domains with this module led by acclaimed Wharton professor Stew Friedman. Participants will explore leadership principles, stress management, and the art of conveying values through storytelling, all aimed at fostering personal and professional fulfillment.


This module, designed by Professor Cade Massey, focuses on developing influence and leveraging power to achieve organizational goals. Participants will gain insights into the dynamics of effective networks, persuasion skills, and the art of leveraging relationships and alliances for success in both business and life.

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