About the author
Alicia Bassuk is a leadership & performance advisor to individuals and teams internationally. Bassuk provides clients guidance in maximizing individual effectiveness, optimizing team cohesion, and shifting cultures. Her clients have nicknamed her a CEO whisperer, work shrink, executive muse, Yoda, Chief Inspiration Officer, and drill sergeant. Clients include the NBA, McKinsey & Company, Salesforce, Christie's, United Nations, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Sienna Capital, The Rockefeller Foundation, presidential appointees, world class artists and executives in the sports and entertainment sectors.
Bassuk is an online contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Oprah Magazine, HuffPost, and CNN. She was named as one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2017 by Inc. Magazine's LEADX.
Bassuk holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from University of Chicago Booth Business School where she was a Chicago Business Fellow and conducted research 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 (USA/Argentina), and has lived in Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, and Honolulu and Chicago. She is the President of the University of Chicago Latino Alumni Network, is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, and serves on the Board of Harlem based Futuro Media Group.