Wed, 26 May 2021

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm BST

How To Change – The Science of Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Angela Duckworth Meets Katy Milkman

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Award-winning Wharton professor Katy Milkman joins us with a proven toolkit that will help you make lasting change no matter your goal.

Set audacious goals. Foster good habits. Create social support. You’ve surely heard this advice before. If you’ve ever tried to change yourself or tried to encourage change in others, then you know that there are thousands of apps, books, and YouTube videos promising to help and offering sound guidance. And yet, you’re still not where you want to be.

Behavioural scientist Katy Milkman is here to explain why. In a career devoted to uncovering what helps people change, Milkman has discovered a crucial thing that many of us get wrong: our strategy.

Drawing on Milkman’s original research and the work of her dozens of world-renowned scientific collaborators, this livestream event will break down the problems that hinder us from achieving our goals – the getting started problem, the impulsivity problem, the forgetting problem, the confidence problem, and many others – and presents innovative approaches for conquering what holds us back.

Whether you’re struggling to kick-start change in yourself or are a manager, coach, or teacher aiming to help others change for the better, this talk will offer an invaluable, science-based blueprint for achieving your goals, once and for all.

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Katy Milkman

Behavioural Scientist, University of Pennsylvania

Katy Milkman is a behavioural scientist and professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of her career, she has worked with or advised dozens of organisations on how to encourage positive change, including Google, the U.S. Department of Defence, the American Red Cross, and Morningstar. Her research is regularly featured by major media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR. She currently codirects the Behaviour Change for Good Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania and hosts Choiceology, a popular Charles Schwab podcast about behavioural economics.

Angela Duckworth

CEO of Character Lab and author of Grit

Angela Duckworth is the founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance scientific insights that help children thrive. She is also a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2013 was named a MacArthur Fellow. Prior to her career in research, she was a math and science teacher at public schools in New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Grit.