Learning Burst Faculty

Philip Young, Ph.D.  Co-founder Learning Burst Academy

Phil has over 25 years of experience designing and delivering corporate education programs in business acumen all over the world. He is currently a faculty member of Duke Corporate Education's Global Learning Network - a program consistently ranked #1 by the Financial Times and Business Week. As an MBA professor in finance and economics for over 30 years, he has received numerous "best instructor" awards. He is the co-author of a leading MBA textbook and a popular business trade book available in English, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. His clients rank among top global companies in industries such as information technology, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, consumer goods and consulting. Phil received a B.A. from the University of Hawaii, a Master's degree from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. He lives in Chappaqua, New York with his family, and enjoys playing jazz guitar, cooking holiday feasts, and visiting his grandchildren in Brooklyn.

Noel Capon, Ph.D 

Dr. Noel Capon, who besides being a distinguished professor and author of numerous books on marketing, is a world leader in executive education.  Professor Capon is one of the world’s foremost marketing educators, and the global leader in key/strategic and global account management.  Noel is the R.C. Kopf Professor of International Marketing and past Chair of the Marketing Division at Columbia Business School in New York where he is Director of the Managing Strategic Accounts (MSA), and executive programs. He also teaches on Columbia's Executive MBA program and its partner programs with the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley/Columbia EMBA), and London Business School (EMBA Global). He also designs, directs, and teaches numerous private programs for major corporations globally.  He was previously on the faculties of the UCLA Graduate School of Management and Harvard Business School. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at INSEAD (Fontainebleau France), The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) (Shanghai). He also holds the position of Distinguished Visiting Professor at Manchester Business School (Great Britain).  Noel is widely published and has written many books on marketing and account management .  He earned B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from University College, London University, and degrees in Business Administration from Manchester (Dip. BA), Harvard (MBA) and Columbia Business Schools (Ph.D.).

Pat Harmon, Ph.D 

Patricia Harmon is an organizational development consultant and works as a business analyst, facilitator and executive coach. She has designed and conducted advanced thinking workshops for North American organizations such as Deutsche Bank, Estee Lauder, Goldman, Sachs, J P Morgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Motorola, Munich ReAmerica insurance, Philips Electronics and New York Times.  Pat helps organizations in their efforts to bring about change by examining business trends and extrapolating from them to help companies create value monopolies. Her approach is a comprehensive collection of thinking techniques including Lateral Thinking™ and Green Innovation, a science of eco-sustainability, to provide deliberate methods to think innovatively.  She works with senior executives in Leadership Development in the area of emotional intelligence. Using an assessment-based technology, Pat helps clients assess development needs, link development to business strategy, and implement customized development through one-on-one coaching using a systems approach. Emphasis is placed on the social radar and the emotional intelligence elements that underpin perceived behaviours.