A unique perspective that integrates practice and theory
As Clinical Assistant Professor of Leadership and Director of 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
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
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: