Alumni-to-Alumni Career Workshop Pilot

A2A: Alumni to Alumni "Leading Your Life and Career On Purpose™”

Want to kick your life and career up to the next level? Consider yourself successful, but want to be even more successful? Have an upcoming life or career decision to make, but not sure what to do? Not satisfied where you are and want to make things better? Stuck in the same job or in between jobs? Have yearning for a life that is richer in meaning and purpose? Want to learn ways to take a leadership role in your career or life?

If you say yes to any of the questions above, then sign up for this unique pilot workshop! Walk out with a powerful vision and an actionable plan to start creating meaningful and lasting transformation in your own life. By taking this Yale Alumni to Alumni (A2A) career & life workshop you will be shown how to:

  • Make the shift from being a manager of your life & career to being a leader
  • Create a vision that motivates you to jump out of bed in the morning
  • Use visual cues to make taking meaningful steps easier and more frequent
  • Identify the next step to leading your life and career with purpose

This is a facilitative workshop. You will be given information about leadership and neuroscience. You will hear from a panel of alumni who have made major changes in their lives. You will be directed towards resources available to all Yale alumni. But, a major part of the time will be spent on reflecting and clarifying what you want and discussions with fellow participants.

This workshop is the first-of-its kind pilot—called A2A or Alumni to Alumni—being launched under the aegis of the Careers, Life, and Yale Committee ( of the Association of Yale Alumni ( in conjunction with YaleBoston. A2A programing is being set up to support Yale alumni as they navigate various aspects of career and life stages over a typical alum’s life cycle. This workshop is being created by Yale alumni for Yale alumni. Members of the Greater Boston community with a Yale affiliation are invited to register. If you attend, be prepared to dig in and discuss deeply.

Workshop Facilitators:
Robert G. “Rob” Greenly, ’83 MBA is dedicated to “transforming smart professionals and high achievers into influential leadersTM” through his executive coaching, team facilitation, and leadership development practice. Rob serves on the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) Board of Governors and is the Immediate Past President of YaleBoston. He applies leadership lessons earned from his experience as Director of Leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management and two decades as a senior human resources, leadership, and organization development executive at several Fortune 500 companies.

Pratt Bennet, ’87 is Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at the Berklee College of Music and founder of Make that Leap consultancy. He helps clients develop more effective approaches to professional and personal goals, create lives that better reflect their core values and needs, and that represent a major leap toward a healthier, more sustainable life. Pratt has designed and led intensive-training programs for employees and executives from hundreds of corporations. He is constantly adding to his training from the Results Coaching Systems, the world leader in neuroscience-based coaching.

Each panelist has taken significant steps to pivot his or her career. Hear their stories:

  • Lise Chapman '81 MBA: Lise progressed from Senior Account Officer at Citibank to Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions at Merrill Lynch to an AmeriCorps VISTA fellow. She currently works as the College Readiness Systems Program Coordinator for NJ LEEP, an after-school college bound program for first generation and underserved high school students.

  • Edward DeAngelo: Eddie went from Minnesota to Africa to do missionary work, and then pivoted to become a medical doctor with a specialty in neuro-radiology. His published works have included research into CT scans, obtaining accurate hematocrit readings, and relationship systems.

  • K. Gretchen Greene ’10 YLS JD, UCLA CPhil, MS: A U.S. Department of Energy national lab and multi-industry mathematician, Ropes & Gray corporate tax attorney and high end contemporary sculptor with work in Architectural Digest and the House of Dior, Greene has followed her evolving interests and enduring love of creative, analytical problem solving to carve a career path cutting across multiple industries and professions.

  • Rachel Littman '91: Rachel is a self-described "went-to-law-school-because-I-didn’t-know-what-else-to-do-and-I-got-C’s-in-freshman-bio-so-med-school-was-out" kind of person. She went from being a Wall Street securities and structured finance attorney to Assistant Dean for Career Development at Pace Law School to learning how to be the best nonprofit Board member she could. Most recently Rachel set up her own nonprofit research and writing website that provides online commentary and visualized multi-disciplinary resource platform focused on gaps in education and other class and race-based societal inequalities.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

9:30AM- Continental breakfast
10:00AM - 3:00PMWorkshop with lunch catered by Phinix Grill
3:00PM- Networking reception (non-alcoholic)


Grace Episcopal Church, 76 Eldredge Street, Newton Corner, MA 02458. Parking on street and in Crowne Plaza Garage. MBTA Worcester Line commuter rail Newton Corner stop. 400 Center Street MBTA bus stop for routes 52, 54, 57, 502, 504, 553, 554, 556, 558


$75 or $65 for YaleBoston contributing members — register at!

For any questions, contact Rob Greenly '83 MBA at

June 03, 2017 at 10am - 3pm
Grace Church, Large Meeting Hall
76 Eldredge St
Newton Corner, MA 02458
United States
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Will you join us?

$75.00 General Admission Tickets
$65.00 Contributing Member Tickets