CHAKA BOOKER is a managing director for The Broad Center, a national organization founded by billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad. Focused on leadership development, the center annually partners with 40+ organizations and trains 80+ leaders. As a senior leader with the organization, Chaka has more than a decade of experience recruiting, assessing and developing leaders. He is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Chaka has written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Success magazine and is a Forbes monthly contributor on leadership and entrepreneurship. He earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. As an introvert, Chaka is either helping leaders navigate their toughest challenges or he’s figuring out how to leave a room without anyone noticing. Connect with him on Twitter @chakabooker or LinkedIn.