Professional development is all about learning about yourself and the world around you. I decided that a trip to The Commonwealth Club would definitely be fitting for my goal of growing professionally.
The nonprofit organization brings together the greatest minds for the purpose of educating the public, and there's always something for everyone. For example, upcoming speakers include people from all walks of life — from Hillary Clinton to a prison staff member who assesses whether a criminal is a psychopath to Bay Area food bloggers.
When I entered the club, I walked into a room splashed in navy blue. The off-white marble walls and oak bookshelves lent a very distinguished air to the place — perfectly suited for an intellectual forum. I felt like I was gaining privileged access to a secret society, and I was very pumped.
To find out what I learned and whether I'll be back, read on.