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Goran Stojanovski, The Executive Education Experience at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

We all come across chances in life, and success often depends on our focus and commitment to seize them. When I had the chance to join Kellogg’s Executive Development Program, which had a mix of online and in-person sessions, I didn’t think twice. The online portion of two weeks gave us the opportunity to understand the information better, and the following two weeks in Evanston were extraordinary and intense. But, it wasn’t just about learning during this time; we also formed strong and lasting friendships.

Now, in perspective, it was an incredible two-month experience that greatly impacted my management style and overall personality. The program helped me develop a deeper understanding of people’s motivations, which has improved my ability to lead and collaborate effectively. The coaching sessions provided in the program were immensely valuable. They allowed me to address real-world challenges I face in my workplace. I learned how to break down these issues and develop strategies to overcome them. What stood out about the program was its practical approach. The knowledge and skills I gained were directly applicable to my everyday work, enabling me to drive positive change within my team and organization.

Overall, the Kellogg Executive Development Program exceeded my expectations in every way. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to enhance their leadership capabilities and gain valuable insights into managing complex organizational challenges. Thank you, Kellogg, for this incredible journey of learning and growth. It has been an honor to be a part of this program.

Lastly, I want to say thank you to Macedonia2025 and Mike Zafirovski for their support in bringing this program to Macedonia and giving young professionals the chance to have such an impactful learning experience. Their practical way of leading and empowering others is truly inspiring and motivates us all to keep going on this journey.

Participants: Goran Stojanovski
Company: Head of Business at Scalefocus

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Tatjana Trajkova, The Executive Education Experience at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

Enrolling in the Executive Development Program from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University was one of the most rewarding decisions for my professional and personal development and the experience throughout this journey has been nothing short of transformative.

The program’s meticulously crafted curriculum seamlessly combined theoretical knowledge with real-world applications, equipping us with a comprehensive skill set essential for excelling in today’s dynamic business landscape.

The distinguished, world-class, interdisciplinary professors brought a wealth of profound knowledge and industry expertise to the table, delivering engaging lectures and fostering thought-provoking discussions. The range of topics spanned from value-based leadership, valuation models, international economic megatrends, AI, data analytics, Omni channels, and innovation strategies, to cultural differences, politics in organizations, and talent management; subsequently resulting in an impeccable educational mosaic of timeless value that changed my thinking process and future outlooks.

What truly set this program apart was its emphasis on practicality and collaboration. The interactive group projects not only honed my leadership and teamwork abilities but also exposed me to diverse perspectives and opportunities to interact with a remarkable group of like-minded professionals from various industries and cultural backgrounds from all over the world. The exchanged experiences, strategies, and solutions to common issues made it easier to navigate the complex world of executive leadership. Moreover, I had the privilege to work with a coach who took the time to listen attentively to my goals and concerns, tailoring our coaching sessions to address my specific needs, thus making this experience extremely rewarding and imperative for my personal and professional growth.

Reflecting on my journey, I am proud of the growth I’ve achieved, and I credit Kellogg EDP for playing a pivotal role in my development. As I venture into the next phase of my career, I carry with me not only a prestigious certificate but also a renewed sense of purpose and a heightened set of skills needed to tackle the challenges of the contemporary business world.

I wholeheartedly recommend the Kellogg Executive Development Program to any aspiring leader or executive seeking to elevate their career trajectory. The program’s commitment to excellence, coupled with its pragmatic approach to learning, make it a standout choice for all individuals committed to life-long learning and professional growth.

My sincere gratitude goes out to Mike Zafirovski, Macedonia2025, and Alkaloid AD Skopje for giving me the opportunity and unreserved support to acquire this enriching experience, but more importantly for their inspiring vision and commitment to promoting value-based leadership and positively impacting our society.

Leadership is not a destination; it’s an ever-evolving journey.

Keep growing, keep learning, and keep leading.

Participant: Tatjana Trajkova,

Company: Alkaloid AD Skopje, Associate Director Innovations, Strategic projects, M&As

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Stevcho Risteski, The Executive Education Experience at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

Participating in the Executive Development Program from April 19 to June 16, 2023, at Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, US has been an incredible and enriching experience. Right from the beginning, my expectations were high, as I aimed to enhance my leadership skills and gain valuable insights for personal and professional growth. Looking back on this transformative journey, I now realize that the program far surpassed my initial hopes, profoundly impacting my personal and work-related habits in unforeseen ways.
The four-week program was intensive, and the online format and well-equipped Northwestern University campus made it exceptionally convenient and functional. The program featured exceptional professors and practitioners, and I had the privilege of interacting with a remarkable group of global executives. Together, we delved into a range of cutting-edge business topics, including growth and innovation, leadership, human capital, artificial intelligence, cyber security, data analytics, and organizational change. The exchange of experiences and knowledge was invaluable, providing a well-rounded understanding of contemporary business challenges and strategies.
The Kellogg Schools of Management – Executive Development Program’s prestigious reputation among top management schools is well-deserved, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking to enhance their leadership and management skills with the best practices in the industry.
This program has had a profound impact on both my professional and personal life. It has enabled me to refine my leadership capabilities and has also positively influenced my overall well-being. The emphasis on open-mindedness, active engagement, networking, and applying newfound knowledge has been instrumental in my growth as a leader.
I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Mike Zafirovski and Macedonia2025 for their unwavering support and boundless positive energy throughout this remarkable journey. Their ongoing dedication to enhancing our business environment and creating a more vibrant society for living and working has been truly inspiring.
As I reflect on my journey, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to participate in this life-changing experience. The program exceeded my expectations, and I am confident that it will have the same transformative effect on future participants. I encourage all aspiring leaders to seize this extraordinary opportunity, unlock their full potential, and embark on their own path of growth and success.
Participants: Stevcho Risteski
Company: A1, B2B & ICT Sales Director