“The two most effective business tools for twenty-first century executives are meditation and intuition.”

~Harvard Business School and INSEAD, Europe’s leading business school


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Elizabeth Pattara '10, Chopra Center Educator and Founder of Samadhi will guide you step-by-step through quick and easy techniques for reducing and managing stress. You will learn and practice breathing and meditation exercises as well as how to leverage high stress environments to your advantage.


The World Health Organization estimates stress costs US companies approximately $300B each year due to accidents, absenteeism, employee turnover, diminished productivity, direct medical, legal and insurance costs. Doctors are increasingly citing stress as a major contributing factor to most illnesses. The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has indicated that Health care expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress. Research has found that stress management programs assist in reducing these costs and create high performing teams and individuals by:

  • Cultivating resiliency
  • Creating clarity and focus
  • Increasing employee satisfaction and loyalty
  • Improving communication
  • Decreasing absenteeism due to illness
  • Increasing productivity
  • Fostering creativity and inspired problem solving
  • Allowing intuition, wisdom and creativity to thrive when stress is immunized



Event Details

Friday, November 13, 2015

Morningstar Headquarters

22 W. Washington, Floor 7

Chicago, IL


11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Registration

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Presentation and Workshop

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch to take away or stay and network


$20 special early pricing extended through October 29th

$25 beginning October 30th

Register:  http://admin.alumni.northwestern.edu/kaccstressmgmt2015

Ticket sales are final and non-refundable


Take this unique opportunity for a sneak peak at the Morningstar Headquarters, one of theCoolest Tech Offices in Chicago, home to original artwork such as Harry Bertoia's ceiling sculpture and a custom Tatsuo Miyajima installation.