The Executives' Club Of Chicago

Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity Through Business

A Fireside Chat featuring John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market with Thea Durfee Polancic, Founder of the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism

Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. CDT
Forum: Food and Beverage



John Mackey
Co-Founder and CEO
Whole Foods Market



Thea Durfee Polancic
Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism

John Mackey started a movement when he founded Whole Foods Market, making natural, organic food, more accessible to a wider audience and not only changing the market, but breaking the mold.

A strong believer in free market principles, Mackey co-founded the Conscious Capitalism movement and co-authored the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book Conscious Capitalism, Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business to boldly defend and re-imagine capitalism, and encourage a way of doing business that is grounded in ethical consciousness.

Now, Mackey has written Conscious Leadership, Elevating Humanity Through Business which closely explores the vision, virtues, and mindset that have informed Mackey’s own leadership journey, providing a roadmap for innovative, value-based leadership—in business and in society.

Join us on April 12th when we present a conversation with John Mackey and Thea Durfee Polancic, Founder of the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, as they discuss just what conscious leadership really is, how this philosophy has buoyed the success of Whole Foods, and its potential to transform business and the world.

Prior to this event, a member of our staff will contact registered guests with information about purchasing Mackey’s newest book at a discounted rate, thanks to our partners at The Book Stall.

PLEASE NOTE: The Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email. You will receive a second email on April 9th with the link to join this program. Please check your bulk or spam folder in case the link is sent there. For any questions, contact Megan Cicurel at

Member Pricing:
Individual Ticket: Complimentary 

*Members may also register one complimentary guest

Non-Member Pricing:

Individual Ticket: $25


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