Today, we are getting to know Kellie Peake:
What is your current role and how long have you been at Georgetown?
I am an assistant director of program management for the executive custom programs team – I manage logistics for programs that are run through our executive education shop here at McDonough. I have been at Georgetown since November 2017.
What do you enjoy most about working in executive education?
I enjoy learning about why our clients come to Georgetown and why they decide to invest in education for their employees. It’s inspiring to see so many businesses that care about the growth of their people and it’s motivating to watch our participants step back into the classroom and engage with our professors.
We hear that you are starting your last year in Georgetown McDonough’s Evening MBA program – tell us about your experience so far. What have you learned from the program that you are able to apply to your job?
My favorite part about the program is the people. The classroom is incredibly diverse with professionals from all different backgrounds and industries, which has opened my eyes to new perspectives and possibilities for my career.
It is hard to decide just one thing that I have learned that I can apply to my job: from finance, to marketing, to strategy, each core class has helped me think more creatively and explore different aspects and projects on my team. Practically speaking, working full time and going to grad school part time has helped hone my organization and time management skills.
How do you pass the time on your commute? Which books are you currently reading?
I usually skip around between books, podcasts, and case studies for class. One of my favorite podcasts is Beautiful Anonymous with Chris Gethard – thank you to my colleague Adam Theis for that recommendation! I just started reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles and I am also working my way through The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor.