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Trust Your Instincts: Intuition, Leadership, and Listening to the Body

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Many of the world’s greatest leaders and artists attribute their phenomenal success to their ability to trust their intuition.  A KPMG study published in 2018 noted that 67% of CEOs trusted their own intuition even when it contradicted the data before them. The great hotel mogul Conrad Hilton credited his success in business to his intuition: "I've been accused more than once of playing hunches," he said. "I further believe most people have them, whether they follow them or not...what pushed me into buying [properties] was my feeling, that go-ahead intuition that nudged me into action..." (Dean, Mihalasky, Ostrander, and Schroeder, Executive ESP).

If the world’s most successful people trust their intuition, what is it, and how can you tap into and trust yours as well? Join Caroline Korda Poole for an interactive and entertaining workshop on the art and science of trusting your intuition and inner guidance. You will learn several techniques to deepen your intuition gleaned from sources as diverse as the US military remote viewing programs and ancient shamanic training. We all have intuitive ability. With practice and attention, yours will grow stronger and will help you immensely both professionally and personally.

Speaker: After almost 15 years working in international and community development and with extensive experience advising mid-career, international graduate students on careers in development, Caroline Korda Poole launched Centered Career, a career development consultancy with an emphasis on careers in international development. Prior to creating Centered Career, Caroline was the Assistant Director of Professional Development for the Duke Center for International Development, where she advised mid-career students in the Master of International Development Policy program on jobs and internships. Caroline also worked at Touch Foundation, a social enterprise focused on building health worker capacity in East Africa and launched out of McKinsey and Company's New York Office. Caroline has an MPH from the Gillings School of Global Public Health and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa.

This workshop is co-sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions? Email Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoctoral Services, at

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Leadership
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Self Awareness