Chris Johnson 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, healthy workplaces and engaged, thriving communities. 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.
Dominic Perri is committed to a world where business can be a force for good. He has a passion for ideas and in his role as programs chair seeks to bring those thought leaders to our Chapter and beyond.
Dominic is committed to creating a future wants to emerge, one where everyone can participate in a workplace where that provides purpose, impact and belonging. To do this, he works as a leadership and culture consultant to create “essential conversations” that focus on what is most important to everyone at the table. While based in Chicago, his work has led him to over 100 organizations in more than 40 states and a wide range of sectors (higher education, technology, healthcare and non-profit).
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.
Mark Vance has spent his entire career helping organizations build and enhance their brands through a simple, trust-based approach to telling their stories and engaging their audiences.
As a brand strategist and marketing leader, Mark has driven innovative thinking to achieve goals for every organization in which he has served. Most importantly, he done these things by staying true to a basic set of core values – Honesty, Integrity, Collaboration, and Shared Success. Mark has worn many hats, assumed many roles, and built a successful career focused on an approach centered on Servant Leadership. His greatest accomplishments have always been in service to others.
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
Swati creates businesses that provide actionable solutions for a better well being. She is the Founder of two companies, a recruitment firm and a wellness startup. Both provide solutions to increase personal wellness and the company's bottom line.
Learning & Practice
Michelle Spehr serves others by curating connections. She loves to connect people, connect ideas, and connecting people with ideas.
Michelle helps business leaders identify and apply creative solutions that address wellbeing at the employee and organizational levels. She integrates conscious capitalism and human-centered design principles to reframe worksite engagement, employee experience and wellbeing challenges and to spark new ways of addressing these complex issues.
She is known for her ability to inspire collaboration for positive change.
By becoming a member of the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism you are supporting our work to spread the principles of Conscious Capitalism. You are also joining a community of leaders who are poised to elevate humanity.