The author: speaking, workshops, coaching

A unique perspective that integrates practice and theory

As Clinical Assistant Professor of Leadership and Director of Full-Time MBA Leadership Development at the Kellogg School of Management, Paul L. Corona plays a central role on the team that helps MBA candidates develop their leadership proficiency for high-impact careers around the world. He is also a member of the faculty team that teaches Kellogg’s Personal Leadership Insights course.

As a leader in Fortune 500 corporations, a Big 4 professional services firm and major research universities, Paul helped build global brands including Alka Seltzer, Chevrolet, Deloitte and Whirlpool. His management experience and leadership development work spanned a variety of industries including accounting, advertising, automotive, chemical, consulting, energy, higher education, household goods, pharmaceutical, publishing and telecommunications.

As an educator at Kellogg and Northwestern University, Paul has taught, coached and advised CEOs, physicians, deans, vice presidents, directors, managers, department chairs, research center leaders, MBA candidates and undergraduates.

As an entrepreneur, Paul founded Optimus Coaching LLC, through which he provides individual coaching, workshop facilitation and large-group speaking for leaders, teams and professional associations. He offers practical guidelines from his 30-year career in marketing and performance improvement, doctoral dissertation about custom programs of executive education and book -- The Wisdom of Walk-Ons: 7 Winning Strategies for College, Business and Life.

Paul holds a doctorate in higher education (EdD) from Indiana University, an MBA in marketing from the University of Notre Dame and a BA in advertising from Michigan State University. He is a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement, the Association for Talent Development, the Organization Development Network, the International Leadership Association and the International Coach Federation.

Speaking engagements, workshops, and coaching sessions

If you’re interested in experiencing The Wisdom of Walk-Ons live and in person, Paul Corona would be glad to speak with your large group, facilitate a workshop for your team, or provide coaching to individuals. Please contact him to discuss possibilities:

Paul L. Corona
Author of The Wisdom of Walk-Ons
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