Effective Communication and the Art of the Change Agent

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

August 14, 2017: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Leading executive coach will advise key decision makers on effectively applying their unique skills and personalities in support of positive organizational change.


National Louis University
850 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, Illinois

Event Details

Business owners, like all successful executives, must master diverse tasks and leverage the impact of their surrounding teams. But owners also uniquely stand for, and can personify, their organizations. In a symbolically significant role, how they see others and are seen by them as conveyed through their words and deeds are the perceptions which often set the working reality.

This month ER will be visited by a boundary breaking entrepreneur who applies her behavioral expertise as an executive coach to enable exemplary organizational cultures. Combining both extensive managerial experience and advanced psychological training in counseling, she will show the rewards of effectively aligning one's personal way of being and field of action. You will get practical guidance on leadership imperatives such as how to be a better listener, more compelling motivator and focused persuader.


Entrepreneurial Roundtable members, facuty and students of Booth: $15 thru 8/9, then $20.
General public: $20 thru 8/9, then $25.


Register Online

• No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.
• Dress is business casual.

Deadline: 8/14/2017

Speaker Profiles

Jody Michael (Speaker)
Executive coach, CEO and founder, Jody Michael Associates

Jody has led her firm for over 20 years, advising C-level executives of firms ranging from Fortune 10 to small business. Her prior work experience includes 15 years of corporate management with leading brokers of financial futures, during which time she was one of the first female CME options traders. She has lectured and taught workshops at Chicago's major universities and been widely quoted in print and electronic media. Both a Master Certified Coach and Board Certified Coach, she is accredited by The Newfield Network and holds an advanced degree in Ontological Business design. Academically trained in psychotherapy, she earned a master's degree from the University of Chicago where she also pursued doctoral studies in clinical social work.


Greg Gocek, '84 

Other Information

  • Networking and light refreshments from 6:15 - 7 PM
  • Program starts at 7 PM.