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University of Pennsylvania


University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania via Coursera


Do you want to be more successful? This course was designed to help you define what success means to you, and to develop a plan for achieving it. Wharton Professor G. Richard Shell, an award-winning author and the creator of the popular Wharton School course on the meaning of success, created this course to help you answer the questions that arise when you consider how best to use your life. Drawing on his decades of research and mentoring, Shell offers personalized assessments to help you probe your past, imagine your future, and measure your strengths. He then combines these with the latest scientific insights on everything from self-confidence and happiness to relationships and careers. Throughout, he shares inspiring examples of people who found what they were meant to do by embracing their own true measure of success. Get ready for the journey of a lifetime—one that will help you reevaluate your future and envision success on your own terms. Students and executives say that Richard Shell’s courses and executive training programs have changed their lives. Let this course change yours.

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  • Anahit completed this course.

    Hello, My first name is Anahit and my second name is Parsadanyan. I am 19 years- old . I am from Armenia and my hometown is Goris. But now I live in Yerevan, because I am a student of Brusov State University. I've been learning English for 5 y…
  • I have been looking for a course for a long time, a friend advised me on this platform which I am really satisfied with, I suggest everyone who wants to learn to come to this platform without delay
  • Jeong Lan Kinser

    Jeong Lan Kinser completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    It was great course. I was able to refine what "success" to me personally. Thank you for providing a great and meaningful course.
  • Skills development is very important, especially in our time. There is no doubt that developing English language skills is one of the most important things that each of us needs in different areas of life.
    University of Pennsylvania is the best way to achieve what you want.
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    Dan Shimony

    Dan Shimony completed this course.

    great course.
    adding a lot of depth into life and meaning to the common used term "success".
    really a hugh gift, thank you

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