Event Title

The Heart of the Matter

Presenter Information

Thea Polancic


Engbretson Hall

Start Date

20-11-2015 3:30 PM

End Date

20-11-2015 4:30 PM


Fourth and final presentation of the Start Something That Matters Summit.


Thea Polancic is a passionate advocate for the power of business as a force for good in the world. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. (www.consciouscapitalismchicago.org). The Chicago Chapter is the first in North America with almost 1000 members. Under her leadership, the Chicago Chapter produces programs for the general public and private events for senior executives who are committed to leading organizations that are both purpose-driven and highly profitable.

Thea is also the Managing Partner of ClearSpace, LLC (www.clearspace.net), a Chicago-based consulting firm that helps leaders, teams and organizations grow and thrive. Over the past 15 years, Thea has worked closely with business leaders and their teams to align themselves with the principles of Conscious Capitalism: having a higher purpose, creating value for all stakeholders, developing servant leaders, and having healthy, values-based cultures. Her firm’s clients include AllState, The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art, NiSource, SP Plus and WTTW.

Thea is a published author and sought-after speaker on leadership, organizational effectiveness and business strategy. She lives in Chicago with her husband Frank and son Max. You can follow Thea on Twitter @tdpolancic and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/theadurfeepolancic/.

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Nov 20th, 3:30 PM Nov 20th, 4:30 PM

The Heart of the Matter

Engbretson Hall

Fourth and final presentation of the Start Something That Matters Summit.