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Lisa Stefanac is clinical associate professor of leadership at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is also Co-Founder and Partner of KSE Leadership, a privately held leadership consulting firm, and Co-Founder and Partner of Assessing in Action, a leadership and team effectiveness tools business. She has focused her work on leadership development, team effectiveness, and talent management at clients ranging from high growth startups to many of the largest companies in the world and across several industries including retail, technology, oil & gas, and digital health.

Prior to co-founding KSE and Assessing in Action, Stefanac was managing director at the Kantor Institute, a team development consultancy in Cambridge, MA. She began her organizational change consulting career at Dialogos International LLC, and she created negotiation and conflict management resolution training programs through Insight Partners.

Before her clinical associate professor position at Booth, Stefanac was on staff at the Stanford Graduate School of Business where she has facilitated interpersonal dynamics, coaching and mentoring, and other MBA and professional-level courses. She has also taught management programs offered through Harthill UK, the University of Chicago, and Harvard University.

Stefanac earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She received the university’s Global Awareness Award and the Herman Family Fellowship, an award recognizing high-potential women entrepreneurs. Stefanac graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University with a BA in English literature.

An ex-competitive gymnast and marathon runner who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro — Africa’s highest peak — Stefanac is a visionary who can help individuals surpass their perceived limits.

Academic Areas

  • Strategy and Leadership

2023 - 2024 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
31401 Interpersonal Dynamics 2023 (Autumn)
31401 Interpersonal Dynamics 2024 (Winter)
31401 Interpersonal Dynamics 2024 (Spring)