Thea Durfee Polancic
Managing Partner, ClearSpace
Thea Polancic is the managing partner of ClearSpace, a Chicago-based consulting firm. She is also the founder and chairperson of the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism. In less than 18 months, the Chicago chapter of Conscious Capitalism has grown to more than 700 members.
For the past 15 years, Polancic has worked closely with business leaders to do business with a higher purpose, creating value for all stakeholders, developing servant leaders, and having healthy, values-based cultures. She has worked with many early stage entrepreneurs, including TechStars and Healthbox. She is on the advisory board of the Conscious Venture Lab in Columbia, Maryland.
Polancic is a published author and speaker on leadership, organizational development, and business strategy. She holds a bachelor’s of arts from Trinity University and an AM from the University of Southern California.