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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Success by University of Pennsylvania

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About the Course

Do you want to be more successful? This course was designed to help you define what success means to you, and to develop a plan for achieving it. Wharton Professor G. Richard Shell, an award-winning author and the creator of the popular Wharton School course on the meaning of success, created this course to help you answer the questions that arise when you consider how best to use your life. Drawing on his decades of research and mentoring, Shell offers personalized assessments to help you probe your past, imagine your future, and measure your strengths. He then combines these with the latest scientific insights on everything from self-confidence and happiness to relationships and careers. Throughout, he shares inspiring examples of people who found what they were meant to do by embracing their own true measure of success. Get ready for the journey of a lifetime—one that will help you reevaluate your future and envision success on your own terms. Students and executives say that Richard Shell’s courses and executive training programs have changed their lives. Let this course change yours....

Top reviews


Apr 13, 2023

This course was fantastic! I highly recommended this to everyone. I felt that I have grown due to this course, and I wish it had been required in either my undergraduate or graduate schools.


Jun 8, 2020

Excellent course gives you the tools and ideas to think deeply about how you define success and set you on a solid path to achieving your greatest professional and personal success possible.

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By Войтенко А В

Apr 26, 2022

Thank you so much for this course. It had a big impact on me. I will continue working on my self-development.

By Suvadeep D

Nov 23, 2021

This course is great. You will be forced to question many assumptions that you might have made in your life

By Jeong-Lan K

Jun 14, 2017

It was a great course to re-examine what "Success" means for not only in a general way, but for individuals.

By Costica A

Aug 30, 2017

Very good class. It provides interesting points to reflect on and gives you some guidance for that matter.

By Kristopher C

May 9, 2022

I really enjoyed the lectures and assignments. The peer grading not so much! hahahah Try it for yourself!

By Diego Z

Jul 25, 2019

It's much more profound and inspiring than I initially thought. Amazing course, props to the instructor.

By prince k

Jun 21, 2021

this course gives you the broader approach of Success that you realize yourself in the age of 50's....

By Olaya M

Jul 26, 2021

Fascinating course. Urged me to self-reflect and realign my goals for the future. Learned so much.

By Jessica O

Oct 5, 2018

I gained a new perspective on success, one that makes it achievable and it reflects my true values.

By Suyog K

May 9, 2020

A different & unique type of course on Success...!

My sincere thanks to Professor Richard Shell.

By Sani M P

Jan 28, 2019

One of the best course one can ever take. Thank you coursera , Thank you Pennsylvania university

By Lauren S

Jan 2, 2019

This course was very helpful by providing a deep knowledge of why and how we think about Success

By Isak

Jan 15, 2021

Great course, I feel super happy to be given the opportunity to watch Richard's video lectures!

By Daniel A

Oct 2, 2020

Great course for learning to reflect and know what your true motivations are!


By Tess P

Dec 30, 2019

It's a great course! Thanks Prof. Shell. It helps me think about success & happiness in depth.

By Huanhuan J

Dec 22, 2017

A good course, good opportunity for me to reconsider current status and have a plan for future

By Zurab D

Dec 17, 2020

Very interesting course. The professor was fantastic and all the materials were very helpful.

By Kelly B H

Aug 2, 2020

Love the instructor! Content was excellent and thought provoking. Exactly what I needed.

By Javier G

Jun 17, 2019

Great course! I think everyone should take this before deciding to embark on a new career.

By Olaoluwa P

Aug 7, 2017

Professor Shell is a great tutor, this course has proved invaluable to my career and life.

By Caryl J B

Jan 31, 2021

It would help you improve your perspective in life and would make you keep going forward


Jun 28, 2020

This course on Success part of Achieving Personal and Professional Success is very good.

By H L

Jun 24, 2021

A must have for anyone trying to find his or her way in life. Life changing. Thank you.

By Simone

Apr 8, 2020

Professor Shell was very inspiring. Now It's up to me to persist in the work on myself.

By Andre G

Apr 1, 2020

Highly recommend this professor. Excellent speaker and really cares about the topic.