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About the Course

Though the concept of personal branding isn't new, questions remain about how to create one and, more importantly, what it means to maintain and inhabit that brand. Learners will: o Understand both what personal branding means and what it means to inhabit their brand o Establish themselves on at least three social media platforms o Create a mission statement for their personal brand o Build a board of directors for their brand o Become familiar with the basics of digital security and reputation management o Create a system for on-going brand maintenance Join instructor Kimberley R. Barker as she provides a warm, supportive atmosphere in which learners are encouraged to intensively explore themselves in order to create a personal brand that authentically and effectively communicates their values and professional gifts. Together we will build a strong community in which to provide encouragement and feedback, and support each other as learners pursue their goal of successful brand creation....

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Jun 22, 2021

This course helps to identify the best way for you to create your own branding, from understand your personality to creating your own mission statement and how to engage your audience on social media.


Aug 29, 2020

Understanding and application of Personal Branding with the fundamental skills to build leadership skills in the personal branding success in business is very important in today's E-network business.

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By Rahul P

Feb 3, 2020

This course is excellent. Kimberly barker explains very well about how can you create your own brand and how you make more followers by making a digital presence.

By Prabhat S

Dec 3, 2022

Thank you for this amazing course. It was very beneficial to me and helped me to improve my knowledge about Personal Branding. Thank you Instructor and Coursera.

By Akpomudia s

May 28, 2020

Really great learning this course. It had improved my branding technique thereby helping others make their business effective through the little time of learning

By tapan d

Apr 25, 2020

I like the course very much.Thanks to Kimberley for guiding me through the course.Like her integrity and practical application of classes.Thanks to coursera too.

By Chiara I H

Jun 11, 2020

Very useful. Very good tips to learn how to have an identity at online platforms and to protect your reputation in the in the attempt. Thank you miss Kimberley!

By Christe K

Apr 29, 2020

Love this course! I really enjoyed the discussions, and I think that this is a great course for those looking to switch careers or continue work on their brand.

By Mine B

May 28, 2020

Course was really good , i took a lot of notes to myself and i really liked how Kimberley runs the lessons. Thanks for all your efforts Kimberly, u touched me!

By Usama A

Aug 27, 2020

This course is very interesting and most of all the method of instructor is also very interesting. So, I am very thankful to teach me this course.

Thank you!!

By Douglas L S

Jun 7, 2020

This course helped me create and define my mission, understand the importance of reputation management and showed my areas to enhance on LinkedIn and Twitter.

By Stefania C

May 30, 2020

The course was interesting and touched different areas of the Digital Personal Branding. Halped me to see bigger picture and go deeper to see what my goal is.

By Mishal S

Mar 31, 2020

Excellent course to learn with enthusiasm. Thanks a lot to the University of Virginia and Coursera. And Kimberley R. Barker, hat's off to you for teaching us.

By Amy L

Sep 30, 2020

This was a great course. I really liked the instructor. She was very charming and got her points across well. I'm getting a better understanding of my brand.

By Dayana V R

Dec 13, 2015

Really liked the course! Gives a very good base to personal branding and it is easy to follow with short and interesting videos. Keep it up. Congratulations.

By Namratha

Aug 18, 2020

This was a very insightful and extremely useful course. I learnt a lot from this! The way of teaching, elicits curiosity, just like a good professor should

By Prabhakar U

May 10, 2020

The course is super awesome. I learnt many things such as selecting board members, how to communicate effectively, and how to use social media smartly, etc.

By Thibaut S

Apr 26, 2020

Very interesting eventhough I knew a lot about Personal Branding, I still learned things and more importantly, I found out other ways to look at this topic.

By Amy B C

Jun 26, 2017

Very helpful with both business and personal growth. Well structured program and up-beatly delivered. Very engaging, very informative. Thank you very much!

By Disha T

Jul 7, 2020

I think it is really cool and helpful for students and starters like me. I really needed this course to get new ideas and how to go forward with my brand.

By Mehmet E A

Apr 27, 2020

This is a beautifully structured course. It really helps you understand the core of personal branding. The instructor Mrs. Barker is, also, simply amazing.

By N. C R K

Apr 14, 2020

The course covers a lot of unique topics, especially Reputation management and handling digital profiles is an eye opener.

Thanks for offering this course.

By Muhammad G

Mar 6, 2022

The course is very good as an introduction, I liked the instructor's way of communication, she is very friendly and simple, the content was to the point.


Jun 24, 2021

Nice and its really helpful to people who want to be personal branding or want self reputation management.

Thanks COURSERA making this course ............

By Sravana L N

Apr 1, 2021

It was really a great learning experience. I got a structured idea of how to apply these techniques for my upcoming freelancing career. Thankyou coursera.

By Fitra R M

Aug 14, 2020

I really like the lecturer of this course who teaches it in a fun way, short but really on point videos, and a lot of good examples, links, and exercises.

By Lynette M

May 11, 2020

Wonderful course. I learned so much about personal branding and have already started incorporated the lessons into my personal and professional branding.