Elena Aguilar in interactive conversation with Gail Luxenberg, '00, on how to build resilient teams.


Online Webinar
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

In these times, we've all been working on resiliency. Leading a team that is also resilient and poised to address all the challenges of these unusual times is an additional skill. Elena Aguilar has helped thousands of clients bring new learning practices to organizations that aspire to interrupt inequities, build resilient communities, and heal and transform the world.

This conversation is part of a series on careers and development sponsored by Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago.


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Deadline: 2/11/2021

Speaker Profiles

Elena Aguilar (Speaker)
President and Founder of Bright Morning, Author, and Coach

Elena has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in transformational coaching. She is the author of six highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching, (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams, (2016) Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (2018) and the Onward Workbook (2018), Coaching for Equity (2020) and The Art of Coaching Workbook (2020). She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and ASCD's Educational Leadership, and she was a blogger for EdWeek Teacher for many years.

Elena's expertise derives from twenty five years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and leadership coach working in diverse school environments. In her role as a consultant, she has partnered with leaders in public and private organizations across the United States and abroad. Elena is also the co-founder of Kenya Big Picture Learning, and she's on the advisory board of UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center. Elena holds a BA in history and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an MA in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her teaching credential from California State University, Hayward, and she also holds an administrative services credential. Elena lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, son, and two cats. When she's not coaching or writing she enjoys traveling abroad, photographing birds, hiking, drinking coffee and reading fiction.

Gail Luxenberg, MBA '00, AB '79 (Moderator)
Executive Search Tuft & Associates

Gail's career is in nonprofit management most recently as the CEO of Habitat for Humanity (Seattle), Executive Director and CEO of Marcus JCC (Atlanta), and Executive Director Jewish Vocational Service (Chicago). Gail currently consults with Tuft & Associates to help nonprofits staff for success.


Gail Luxenberg, '00