Using Design Thinking for the Next Stage of Your Life

Featuring Tom Sadtler, A73, President of Design What's Next: Tools For Transitions

Date: October 17, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Sponsor: Tufts Alumni Career Services

Cost: Free

Register online up to 24 hours before the webinar.

Who doesn’t want a life filled with energy and engagement? In this webinar, you’ll learn about yourself and how to create a meaningful next chapter in your life.   We’ll focus on life’s transitions, recognizing the anxiety and emotion that ensue, and we’ll apply creativity to build skills, using design thinking principles, for the behavioral changes that follow. 

Tom Sadtler has 30+ years’ experience as a business executive and psychiatric social worker. To create Design What’s Next, he adapted research and courses at Stanford University and Harvard Business School with his own experience. He helps clients identify and integrate the intellectual and emotional factors that guide their lives. This approach along with his business and social work experience enable him to guide other executives through a design process that results in more energy, engagement and meaning in their lives.

As president and a founding director of Forgiveness International, he leads forgiveness and reconciliation training workshops in South Africa, Colombia and the U.S. These workshops help people free themselves from past trauma so they can move on with their lives.

Tom’s professional experience includes serving as VP of Marketing at HP, where he grew the worldwide solutions business by 23% per year. As VP of Marketing at CA Technologies, he drove the marketing strategy and plans for a $450M division. At the MIT Media Lab, Tom increased the sponsor retention rate by 73%. And early in his career, he was a psychiatric social worker directing ambulatory mental health programs for the Cambridge Hospital Department of Psychiatry.

Tom has a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Tufts University, a Masters in Psychiatric Social Work from Boston College and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.