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