Conscious Capitalism Chicago is an organization making a positive impact on the world. We’re proud to hold the distinction of being the first chapter of Conscious Capitalism in the United States. We actively seek to support leaders and their organizations to accelerate the shift to Conscious Capitalism throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest.

Chapter Leadership


Thea Polancic
Founder and Chair
Thea Polancic

Founder and Chair

Thea 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
Program Chair
Lee Capps

Program Chair

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.

Chris Johnson
Learning and Practice Chair
Chris Johnson

Learning and Practice Chair

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.

Dominic Perri
Programs
Dominic Perri

Programs

Swati Garg
Community
Swati Garg

Community

Swati is energized by having a strong community around her, personally and professionally. She is passionate about making the world a better place by bringing people together to help grow their network and possibilities.

Andy Swindler
Strategic Partnerships
Andy Swindler

Strategic Partnerships

Andy 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.

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