Brooke Vuckovic
Brooke Vuckovic

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Adjunct Lecturer of Leadership Coaching

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Brooke Olson Vuckovic's career has been focused on helping executives define their purpose and presence as leaders; stretching them to become more focused, non-reactive and clear on who they are, where they're going, why they lead, and what the circumstances they face demand of them.

Dr. Vuckovic teaches leadership coaching to Kellogg's full-time MBA students and has co-developed coaching programs for multiple Executive Education programs. In addition to being the co-academic director for "Leading the Family Enterprise," Dr. Vuckovic teaches in many of the leadership programs offered through Kellogg's Allen Center and the Center for Nonprofit Management. Outside of Kellogg, Dr. Vuckovic has an executive coaching practice working with senior executives.

Dr. Vuckovic's approach to coaching and leadership development is informed by her multi-disciplinary background. She received her MA and PhD from the University of Chicago, where she also taught in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business's popular Business Communications program. Her research focused on how "narrative" and "story telling" helps individuals define who they are and what is most important to them and their communities (a theme she returns to again and again in teaching and coaching insofar as powerful story telling relates to powerful leadership). Dr. Vuckovic's professional background was in adult-education and development. Her experiences include executive positions at Cardean University, whose online MBA program was developed with Columbia University Business School, Stanford University, London School of Economics, and the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.


Areas of Expertise
Executive Coaching
Leadership Development



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Education
PhD, 2002, University of Chicago
MA, 1994, University of Chicago
BA, 1992, University of Texas-Austin

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Other
Ellington-Booth, Brenda and Brooke Vuckovic. "Authentic Leadership." Kellogg Insight.

 
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Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Personal Leadership Insights (KACI-461-5)
This course was formerly known as MORS 935-C
This course is a unique opportunity for students who are highly motivated and committed to their personal development and growth as a leader. You will partner with a Kellogg Leadership Coach who will lead a small group of ten students through a series of assignments that will help you increase self-awareness and gain clarity about your unique leadership skills, values, strengths and limitations. Classes will meet weekly for 90 minutes. Each class will consist of group discussions and peer coaching exercises around self-reflective assignments that you must prepare prior to class. In addition, you will meet one-on-one with your Kellogg Leadership Coach for two personalized, 45-minute coaching sessions during the quarter. Due to the self-reflective nature of the course, you will not receive a letter grade, but rather “Pass/No Credit” on your transcript for 0.5 credits. The “Pass” designation will be given if meet the following requirements: 100% attendance (with no exceptions); on time completion of all assignments; honoring the confidential information of others in the group; and preparation and active engagement in all group coaching sessions.


Executive Education
Leading Family Enterprises

For both established and aspiring leaders of a family-owned business, this program focuses on how to lead the family and the enterprise, manage the strategic and personal pressures inherent in such complex entities and strike an optimal balance between family and work obligations.


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The Sphere of Leadership

If you’re seeking to propel your organization and career forward faster, this dynamic program will take you on an intensive, holistic leadership journey designed to spur your individual growth and elevate your leadership capabilities.


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