Meet Your Advisor

Alicia Bassuk is an executive coach and performance advisor to leaders and their teams internationally. Bassuk provides clients guidance in maximizing individual effectiveness, optimizing team cohesion, and shifting cultures. Her clients have nicknamed her a business shrink, muse, Yoda, Chief Inspiration Officer, and drill sergeant. Clients include presidential appointees, the NBA, Barclays, McKinsey & Company, Christie’s, United Nations, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and the MIT Media Lab.

Bassuk is an online contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Oprah Magazine, HuffPost, and CNN. She gives talks, moderates panels and mentors at venues such as Soho House, Booth Business School, DePaul University, Lost Arts, and 1871. She was named as one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2017 by Inc. Magazine’s LEADX, and is currently writing her upcoming book (2018) for McGraw-Hill, When No One is Looking Take the Lead: 16 Weeks to Perpetual Progress.

Prior to her extensive work in performance development, Bassuk worked with top tier clients as an independent strategy consultant designing and executing innovative projects used to shift teams into more nimble business practices. Bassuk holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from University of Chicago Booth Business School where she was a Chicago Business Fellow and Research Fellow at the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality. She also holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wesleyan University where she led the Latino student group and played lacrosse. Bassuk is certified in mediation through Northwestern University School of Law.

Bassuk holds dual citizenship (Argentina), speaks Spanish and has lived in Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, Boulder and Honolulu. She sits on various advisory committees including Boston based MINDS Foundation, and is the President of the University of Chicago Latino Alumni Board. In her spare time she enjoys mentoring up and coming Latino, African American, and Asian American professionals.

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