Tatjana Trajkova, The Executive Education Experience at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management


Enrolling in the Executive Development Program from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University was one of the most rewarding decisions for my professional and personal development and the experience throughout this journey has been nothing short of transformative.

The program’s meticulously crafted curriculum seamlessly combined theoretical knowledge with real-world applications, equipping us with a comprehensive skill set essential for excelling in today’s dynamic business landscape.

The distinguished, world-class, interdisciplinary professors brought a wealth of profound knowledge and industry expertise to the table, delivering engaging lectures and fostering thought-provoking discussions. The range of topics spanned from value-based leadership, valuation models, international economic megatrends, AI, data analytics, Omni channels, and innovation strategies, to cultural differences, politics in organizations, and talent management; subsequently resulting in an impeccable educational mosaic of timeless value that changed my thinking process and future outlooks.

What truly set this program apart was its emphasis on practicality and collaboration. The interactive group projects not only honed my leadership and teamwork abilities but also exposed me to diverse perspectives and opportunities to interact with a remarkable group of like-minded professionals from various industries and cultural backgrounds from all over the world. The exchanged experiences, strategies, and solutions to common issues made it easier to navigate the complex world of executive leadership. Moreover, I had the privilege to work with a coach who took the time to listen attentively to my goals and concerns, tailoring our coaching sessions to address my specific needs, thus making this experience extremely rewarding and imperative for my personal and professional growth.

Reflecting on my journey, I am proud of the growth I’ve achieved, and I credit Kellogg EDP for playing a pivotal role in my development. As I venture into the next phase of my career, I carry with me not only a prestigious certificate but also a renewed sense of purpose and a heightened set of skills needed to tackle the challenges of the contemporary business world.

I wholeheartedly recommend the Kellogg Executive Development Program to any aspiring leader or executive seeking to elevate their career trajectory. The program’s commitment to excellence, coupled with its pragmatic approach to learning, make it a standout choice for all individuals committed to life-long learning and professional growth.

My sincere gratitude goes out to Mike Zafirovski, Macedonia2025, and Alkaloid AD Skopje for giving me the opportunity and unreserved support to acquire this enriching experience, but more importantly for their inspiring vision and commitment to promoting value-based leadership and positively impacting our society.

Leadership is not a destination; it’s an ever-evolving journey.

Keep growing, keep learning, and keep leading.

Participant: Tatjana Trajkova,

Company: Alkaloid AD Skopje, Associate Director Innovations, Strategic projects, M&As