Mindful Leadership

Download Brochure


October 25
December 12, 2022


100% online with live sessions


6 weeks, 5-6 hours per week 




$2,250 USD


October 25


100% online with live sessions


6 weeks, 5-6 hours per week 




$ 2,250 USD

Maximize Your Leadership Potential for Exceptional Organizational Performance.

You’ll learn how to expand your emotional intelligence to connect with others meaningfully and productively while reducing burnout and stress. You’ll also become a more influential leader by integrating creative thinking with analytical competencies. 

Inspire trust. Drive engagement

Six out of eight top leadership competencies are related to emotional intelligence.


Trust—the No. 1 factor in building high-performing teams.

Burnout now affects 77% of US professionals.

Conscious, Mindful Leadership for Today’s Leaders


Emotional intelligence in leaders is becoming increasingly crucial to an organization's success. Growing demands place insurmountable pressure on executives, resulting in fatigued, overwhelmed leaders who leave power on the table by losing sight of their personal and organizational goals.

Backed by cutting-edge research, this program provides the frameworks to unleash an executive's full potential by increasing their emotional intelligence and becoming more conscious of their thought processes. Participants will develop the tools and confidence to create a powerful organizational tone that embraces change and new ideas.

Attendees will learn how to protect their mental energy, reduce stress, and unearth where true creativity lies. Moreover, you'll improve your problem-solving ability by unlocking your underutilized potential. You'll ultimately learn how to maximize your leadership potential by harnessing your full brainpower—shifting from functional to holistic leadership performance.


This program is an excellent fit for managers with at least five years of experience who seek to improve their leadership skills by enhancing their ability to connect, empathize, and embrace change. Those from a wide range of industries and sectors will find benefit in attending. 

Executives—across the spectrum of thinking styles—will become more mindful in their leadership approach. For example, analytical thinkers will learn to enhance their ability to be more creative, empathic, and innovative. Whereas creative, intuitive thinkers will learn how to adopt a problem-solving mindset while improving their response to change. 

Learning Objetives

By attending, you'll...

Lead change with confident authenticity, aligning purpose and culture to spur higher employee engagement; 

Discover how to eliminate burnout, manage stress effectively, and mitigate employee turnover; 

Develop the ability to shift to effortless flow—driving greater productivity and high performance; 

Gain practical tools to amplify big-picture thinking and disruptive innovation; 

Communicate with fierce compassion to foster mutual understanding, deeper connection, and well-being; 

Create and nourish new mindsets by examining the role of neuroplasticity in behaviors. 

Program Outline

Expanding Whole Brain Capacity to Optimize Leadership 

  • Emotional intelligence of great leaders 
  • Our holistic approach: whole-brain leadership
  • The power of mindfulness and neuroscience 
  • Upgrading leadership with self-awareness for increased clarity 

Rewiring and Adapting Your Brain 

  • Adaptive resilience 
  • Understanding and shifting energy
  • Amplifying self-awareness with saboteurs
  • Self-management: building mastery with whole brain

Discover Your Authentic Leadership Presence 

  • Flourishing holistically as a leader starts with you.
  • Alignment with your motivation and values

Embrace Disruption to Innovate

• How disrupting your brain fosters creativity and progress
• The path to creativity: models and tools for big-picture and creative thinking
• Visualizing the future you want to create
• Applications for leaders and teams with the F.A.S.T. Framework

Deepen Connections

• Increasing self-awareness builds empathy and thriving.
• Stretching: Perspective-taking increases connection.
• Cultivating compassionate leadership
• Communicating with insight: difficult conversations at an emotional level

Integrate and Lead Teams of Trust

  • How to earn trust: build, maintain, restore
  • Communicating with impact: IDEA Model—Feedback
  • Embracing conflict—inherent to diversity—increase trust, communication, innovation
  • Leadership commitment



By completing this program, you’ll… 

  • Become a member of the Chicago Booth Executive Education network, which represents nearly 60,000 executives across 130 countries. 
  • Receive a certificate of completion, as well as a digital badge that serves as an online credential to be shared among your social networks. You’ll also have the opportunity to join our private LinkedIn groups to grow your professional networks. 
certificate Chicago Booth 
certificate Chicago Booth 
nobel-prize-bec Chicago Booth University

Your Chicago Booth Instructor

faculty stephanie-klein University Chicago Booth

Stephanie Klein

Chicago Booth Alumna and Founder of MindFire Mastery 

Stephanie Klein’s three-time experience as Chief Marketing Officer in Fortune 500 firms helps her understand the challenges and stress of leading through crisis, organizational change, and uncertainty. As a new CMO in 2008, she led her global team through the financial crisis. When she came up for air several years later, she was diagnosed with life-threatening breast cancer, which unlocked her awareness of the toll her stressful life was taking on her body, mind, and spirit. She realized that balance, mindfulness, and self-compassion were critical for her healing journey and opened her up to be a more vulnerable and connected leader, mother, partner, and friend.  

After leading through the joy and tribulations of a transformative acquisition in 2017, she decided it was time for her to walk away and pursue a more meaningful second act. She began a journey of education and growth that led her to become a certified Search Inside Yourself instructor, executive coach, speaker, and author. Her disruptive story of leaving the C-suite is featured in the anthology Turning Point Moments: True Inspirational Stories about Creating a Life that Works for You (2022). Her book entitled Waking Up on the Right Side of Wrong, about how we can use disruption and mindset to change the trajectory of our lives positively, will be published in 2023.

As an executive coach, emotional and positive intelligence trainer, educator, speaker, and author, Klein is committed to empowering elite professionals to thrive through change. She helps them bravely embrace their authenticity, learn to adapt with choice, and stretch with confidence and compassion. Hence, they optimize performance and well-being and build mental resilience to shift from burnout to balance. What lights her up is seeing how inner transformation creates positive outer change, with myriad ripple effects across relationships, organizations, communities, and our world. 

Live-Online Learning with Measurable Impact

At Chicago Booth, we understand the need for high-impact online learning to address the skills gap and build capabilities. In addition to self-paced content, our programs incorporate knowledge checks, interactive discussion boards, and personalized feedback from expert mentors. You’ll also attend live sessions with faculty to bring content to life. These touchstones ensure the highest level of learning and your return on investment.

97 percent of our live-online program participants recommend our programs to colleagues, friends, and those who seek to expand their skills.


This program features three live-online sessions—a unique opportunity to put theory into practice immediately to amplify your learning and see results. These required sessions not only offer an opportunity to reflect and receive real-time feedback with faculty and peers, but also integrate interactive content that can only be taught in a live environment. Participants are expected to attend at least two of the three live sessions with faculty to maximize their growth. If a participant is unable to attend a session, an extra asynchronous assignment must be submitted to complete the program.

Mindful Leadership: Live Sessions

Live sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (CST) on November 3, 17, and December 1, 2022.

Live Session 1: Wake Up to Greater Self-Awareness, the Building Block of Emotional Intelligence

Live Session 2: Bring Your Unique Essence and Values Forward with Purposeful Impact

Live Session 3: Connect with More Empathy, Compassion, and Trust to Thrive in Teams

You’ll also learn from guest speaker Hal Weitzman, Adjunct Associate Professor of Behavioral Science at Chicago Booth. He’ll provide you with insight into integrating a mindful communication approach to elevate your executive communication skills.

Would you like to learn more?

We have advised professionals, worldwide, for years.
Schedule a call with us and we’ll tell you all about how
 Mindful Leadership can boost your career.

There are a limited number of spots available.
Reserve yours today.

Programs in partnership with Global Alumni

Call us: +1 312.800.8657  |  Email us: execedon@chicagobooth.edu

© Copyright 2004-2022 The University of Chicago Booth School of Business