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How to change your future: Jeremy Hunter at TEDxOrangeCoast


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Jeremy Hunter, PhD is the great-grandson of a sumo wrestler. He serves as Associate Professor of Practice at the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management.

For over a decade, he has helped leaders develop themselves while retaining their humanity in the face of monumental change and challenge. He created and teaches The Executive Mind, a series of demanding and transformative executive education programs. They are dedicated to Drucker''s assertion that "You cannot manage other people unless you manage yourself first." He co-leads the Leading Mindfully Executive Education program at the University of Virginia''s Darden School of Business.

He has designed and led leadership development programs for a wide variety of organizations, including Fortune 200 aerospace, Fortune 50 banking and finance, accounting, the arts and civic non-profits. Program impacts have lead to both positive professional, personal and financial outcomes.

Past participants have worked to create a "culture of calm" resulting in more effective team performance as well as creating better firm-wide solutions. They were better able to focus on their priorities, connect with team members, and focus on larger strategic priorities. They learned to control emotions they previously thought not possible to do. For example, better-managed reactions with a volatile client saved an aerospace executive an estimated $700,000 in unexercised contract clauses. Participants also reported a higher quality of sleep as well as greater peace of mind and enhanced ability to enjoy their lives.

Hunter has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times and National Public Radio''s Morning Edition. He has been voted Professor of the Year four times.

His work is informed by the experience of living day-to-day for 17 years with a potentially terminal illness. When faced with the need for life-saving surgery more than a dozen former students came forward as organ donors.

Dr. Hunter received his Ph.D. from University of Chicago, under the direction of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. He also holds a degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and in East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University.

He relishes Chinese dumplings and obsesses about modern architecture. He and his wife dutifully serve two housecats who live in Los Angeles.

He is a contributor to, is on the web at and can be followed on Twitter at @JeremyHunter123.

He was featured in the article "Why Mindfulness Matters."

His TEDx talk is called, "How to Change Your Future."

The Weatherhead School of Management is different from other business schools. We are bold in our ideas, creative in our approach, and adaptive in our interactions within a changing business environment. We''ve enhanced traditional management education by integrating the fundamentals of business with ideas and practices that change individuals, organizations and societies. At Weatherhead, we develop leaders as good global citizens who innovate to create sustainable value.

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Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University Hunter created and teaches "The Executive Mind," a series of challenging and transformative executive education courses that have run for ten years and are dedicated to Drucker's assertion that "you cannot manage other people unless you manage yourself first." Hunter's courses challenge leaders to relentlessly transform themselves to face the demands of a complex and volatile world. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Mindful, the Los Angeles Time s and National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Dr. Hunter holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wittenberg University, an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Chicago. Visit his website at

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