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Kris Curry

VP, Health Care Compliance, Johnson & Johnson
Attended: Smith-Tuck Global Leaders Program

“The Smith leadership program is a holistic focus on both you the person, and you the professional – this made the program unique from all other leadership programs I have attended. I still tell my colleagues, 'It’s the best learning experience! I walked away so energized about my professional life and personal goals.' To me Smith College Executive Education is truly visionary. The program had an immediate impact on my work. I was able to apply the ideas and concepts I discovered during my reflection time. For example, it became very clear to me that I needed to come up for 'air' and just take a deep breath. This approach has made a significant impact in my working and personal relationships. I have found myself listening more and not trying to solve every problem. This has allowed others around me to become empowered to make decisions themselves. In addition, my deliberate 'reflection time' has led to many new strategic ideas and concepts that have had a direct impact on the mission and vision of the organization I lead. I told my CCO it was the best educational experience I have ever participated in, and that I emerged a more inspired, energized and challenged leader.”