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Brad Kolar - Kolar Associates. Greater Chicago Area, IL, US

Brad Kolar Brad Kolar

Consultant, Author, Speaker | Kolar Associates

Greater Chicago Area, IL, UNITED STATES

Executive consultant, speaker, author



When was the last time you solved a problem? Really solved a problem. Not tried to solve a problem. Not just worked on a problem. But came up with something that fundamentally changed your business.

Are you stuck? Is your effort not translating into results? You need to think differently. You need to break your assumptions

For nearly 20 years, Brad Kolar has been helping organizations rethink how they work. Brad helps you clarify the problem constraining your organization's success. He helps you quickly and effectively answer your business questions to drive decision-making and action. Brad challenges you to consider questions that you might have overlooked.

Brad partners with you to drive strategic execution, a balance of high impact tactical decisions that position you for long term success.

Brad was the Chief Learning Officer for the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) where he was responsible for leadership development and patient satisfaction reporting and initiatives. Prior UCMC, Brad was the Director for Learning and Performance Strategy for the global company Accenture.

Brad's education spans the disciplines of business, people, process, and technology. He earned degrees in Economics (BA, 1989) and Communication (MA, 1991) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Computer Science from Northwestern University (MS, 1993).

Brad regularly writes articles on leadership, motivation, and business strategy.

He is the co-author of The Brain Advantage: Become a More Effective Business Leader Using the Latest Brain Research

He also has articles published in

* CLCU Managerial and Leadership Excellence magazine
* Leadership Excellence Magazine
* Personal Excellence Magazine
* Sales Excellence Magazine
* ASQ’s Journal Quality Progress
* SmartWork, The newsletter for the Council of Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

Industry Expertise (1)

Management Consulting

Areas of Expertise (5)

Leading With Data

Driving for Results/Execution

Leadership Effectiveness

Critical Thinking

Neuroscience and Leadership

Education (3)

Northwestern University: MS, Computer Science 1995

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: MA, Organizational Communication 1991

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: BA, Economics 1989

Affiliations (1)

  • Executive learning exchange



  • Keynote
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance


3500 to 7500