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Elene Cafasso, '87

President of Enerpace, Inc.

Elene Cafasso is a professionally trained executive coach and president of Enerpace, Inc., an executive coaching firm. Cafasso's coaching enables leaders to achieve their objectives in the areas most critical to their success: leadership development, team building, professional communication, and organizational effectiveness. Cafasso helps these over-stressed and over-busy executives focus on what really matters, while growing themselves, their teams, and their bottom lines. Truly committed to her clients, Cafasso is passionate about helping those with whom she works to enjoy professional fulfillment while always being positioned for success as they define it.

Cafasso's clients appreciate that she was once where they are. Cafasso has lived through regulated industries, corporate politics, hirings, downsizings, group dynamics, planning cycles, rightsizings and budget cuts. She has experience marketing to consumers and businesses of all sizes. Her sales channel management prowess ranges from telemarketing up through account executives calling on the Fortune 50.

She earned an MBA in marketing and finance from Chicago Booth and worked in the corporate world for 14 years in executive-level positions in the banking and telecommunications industries. Her career management insights appear frequently in the press, as Cafasso has been featured by NBC 5 Chicago News, Money Magazine,, the New York Daily News, and Crain's Chicago Business, among others.

Cafasso is certified by the International Coach Federation and professionally trained as a coach by CTI (The Coaches Training Institute). A continuous learner in the discipline she loves and respects, she has continued her training with additional coursework in organizational and relationship systems, shadow coaching, and power coaching with mind kinetics. Cafasso is also active with the University of Chicago Women's Business Group, having served on the board as vice president of leadership and professional development.