Thea Polancic   Founder & Chair

Thea Polancic is a passionate advocate for the power of business to create prosperity, fulfillment and beauty in the world.

Over the past fifteen years, Thea has helped organizations large and small to create businesses that are “great from the start”. She is a founding mentor to Chicago accelerators TechStars Chicago and The Impact Engine. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Conscious Venture Lab, a business accelerator for early stage conscious capitalist companies.

Lee Capps 


Lee Capps is committed to a world where business works and people are fulfilled in their work.

Lee “grew up” in information technology and systems work with a process orientation. Blessed with a fairly balanced brain, he discovered that his true calling seemed to be on the human side of things – not just making technology work, but helping people work (and work together) more effectively. Going through organizational change as a leader prepared him for consulting in the human development arena – supporting organizations to shift self-limiting behaviors and outmoded mindsets to achieve results

Ashley DuffeyCommunications

Ashley has a passion for collaboration, continuous improvement and bringing positivity to the world and those around her. As a project coordinator, she connects ideas, needs and opportunities for growth to successfully support client engagements by building trust and delivering results. She is also earning her Master’s in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University.

When she is not working or studying, she can be found enjoying good music at concerts and festivals across the U.S, exploring Chicago’s neighborhoods with great friends, and visiting loved ones in her home state of Texas.

Chris Johnson Learning & Practice

Chris has devoted her life to the deep listening that underpins ‘what matters most’ in people’s lives.  She’s passionately committed to cultivating exemplary leaders, collaborative teams, and engaged, thriving communities. As an experienced psychologist, teacher and leadership coach she’s known for creating trust with those who value her honesty, deep listening and commitment to their success.

When she’s not working, Chris is likely either making art, gardening, or at the aikido dojo where she practices and teaches the art of peace.

Andy SwindlerStrategic Partnerships & Events

Andy Swindler brings hearts together. He envisions a world that embraces healthy tensions to nurture dignity and agency for every person. Conscious businesses wield immense power to scale humanity's shift from fear to love.

Andy believes that every person is capable of deep love and conscious connection. His entrepreneurial journey currently focuses on exploring the intersection of technology and conscious dialogue to unlock our collective wisdom so that we may all share a just world together.

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