Certified coach

03/16/2021

Dr. LaShonda Gurley

Design Your Life certified coach Dr. LaShonda Gurley

Dr. LaShonda Gurley, Director of the Center for Career and Vocation at Bluffton University, has been named a Design Your Life certified coach.

Gurley has more than 17 years of experience in higher education including roles in enrollment management, academic affairs and student affairs. As an instructor for Bluffton’s Becoming a Scholar class, Gurley incorporates the Design Your Life (Design Thinking) pedagogical approach within the curriculum for Bluffton’s first-year students.  This curriculum methodology was originally developed by Stanford University and helps students build a framework for and a deeper understanding of their college experience.

The certification allows Gurley to practice Design Your Life Principles with individuals and in small-group settings. For more information on Design Your Life or to request Gurley to speak at your next event, visit the Speakers Bureau website.

Design Your Life

Design Your Life

Design Your Life, a curriculum originally developed by Stanford University, will help you build a framework for your life experiences and practice how to:

Engage—explore, prototype and develop an action mindset

Reflect— learn by taking stock of experiences after they happen

Storytell— articulate your point of view to gain clarity and create opportunities

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