Virtual Workshop Overview

Ambitious Conversations

Join Nicolai Tillisch for three free 90-minute conversations, about how ambitions affect you, your clients or colleagues, and work in general.

There is prodigious potential in exploring the two-faced nature of ambitions. They show us the way to greatness while threatening to steal our joy and sabotage our life journey. This series is a must for coaches, mentors, higher ed educators, L&D and HR professionals, and anybody else who is ignited by the topic.

We invite you for three free 90-minute conversations, which each covers a distinct question. You can register for the entire series or choose the conversation about which you are most curious:

  1. How do you relate to your own ambitions?
  2. How can you help ambitious people?
  3. How might you design organizations for ambitious people?

The Ambitious Conversations series builds on the book Return on Ambition: A Radical Approach to Your Achievement, Growth, and Well-Being, published this year by Fast Company Press. Nicolai and his co-author have studied the nature of ambition and how some people stay successful over time while living a fulfilling life. They surveyed and interviewed a diverse, international group of ambitious people. The system that they offer in the book builds on psychological research by Bob Kegan, Lisa Lahey, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and K. Anders Ericsson, amongst several others, as well as recent findings within neuroscience.