Developing The Success Factor, Ruth Gotian & Victoria Marsick in Conversation

Alumni Event

Developing The Success Factor, Ruth Gotian & Victoria Marsick in conversation

Thursday, January 27, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Virtual Event
Alumni Relations
Open to:
Alumni, Current Students, TC Community

Tapping into The Success Factor - Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance - A Book Talk with Ruth Gotian (Ed.D. ‘17) and Professor Victoria Marsick

What is the secret to success? Join TC Professor Victoria Marsick, program director of the Adult Learning program, as she speaks with former student, Ruth Gotian (Ed.D. ‘17), winner of the Thinkers50 2021 Radar Award,  about her new book, The Success Factor - Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance. Ruth will share more about her research on extreme high achievers, including Nobel Prize winners, astronauts and Olympic and NBA champions. She has uncovered useful tools and strategies, which can help anyone discover their own path to greatness.

Date: Thursday, January 27

Time: 3:00 PM EST

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Ruth Gotian is the Chief Learning Officer and Assistant Professor of Education in Anesthesiology and former Assistant Dean of Mentoring and Executive Director of the Mentoring Academy at Weill Cornell Medicine. She has been hailed by the journal Nature and Columbia University as an expert in mentoring and leadership development and is currently a contributor to Forbes and Psychology Today where she writes about ‘optimizing success’. She also has a weekly show and podcast by the same name where she gathers high achievers to talk about their journey to success. In 2021, she was named as the winner of the Thinkers50 Radar Award, dubbed the Oscars of management thinking and is a semi-finalist for the Forbes 50 Over 50 list.

During her extensive career, she has personally coached and mentored thousands of people ranging from undergraduates to faculty members.  As Assistant Dean for Mentoring she oversaw the success of nearly 1,800 faculty members at Weill Cornell Medicine. Currently, she researches the most successful people of our generation, including Nobel laureates, astronauts, CEOs and Olympic champions, in order to learn about their habits and practices so that we may optimize our own success.

Gotian received her B.S. and M.S. in Business Management from the University at Stony Brook in New York and certificates in Executive Leadership and Managing for Execution from Cornell University. She earned her doctorate at Teachers College Columbia University where she studied Adult Learning and Leadership and focused her research on optimizing success.

Dr. Gotian publishes on topics ranging from networking, mentoring, leadership development and optimizing success and has given keynote talks on these themes all over the globe. She regularly publishes in such journals as Nature, Scientific American, Academic Medicine, Psychology Today, Forbes and Harvard Business Review. She is the co-editor of a book on medical education, won numerous mentoring awards and is the author of The Success Factor – Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance.

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