Alice Obermiller

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Alice Obermiller has spent the last 16 years coaching and advising students and alumni with the Chicago Booth School of Business. Currently a Senior Coach in the Full-time Program’s Leadership Development Office, she’s led curriculum on public speaking, interpersonal communications, conflict management, and business ethics. Alice also oversees the program’s experiential simulations including content on crisis management, entrepreneurial selling, and executive decision making. She is also responsible for leadership programming for the University’s Collegiate Scholars Program, as well as aspects of curriculum for the University of Chicago Law School.

Prior to 2005, Alice spent 5 years as the Associate Director of the Career Development Office working with Chicago Booth’s Part-time student population, including Executive MBAs globally, and Chicago Booth Alumni worldwide. Her breadth of experience working with this population covered all industries, fields, and levels, from associates and first time managers, to CEOs.

Alice’s background also includes extensive corporate experience, including 6.5 years as a Regional Operations Manager for a Silicon Valley based technology company, a Fortune 500 insurance company, start-up education and energy technology companies, and the University of Chicago Hospitals. 

Alice holds a B.A. in Education from Purdue University, an M.S. in Organizational Development with Honors from Loyola University, and has completed qualitative coursework and research on Organizational Climate as part of her doctoral studies in Management and Sustainable Systems Design at Case Western Reserve University.

In addition to Alice’s professional experience, she’s worked on sustainable development and microfinance projects in East Africa with the Global Alliance for Africa, which included significant time coaching and advising micro-enterprises in the field.


  • Panelist (2016) Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Professionals Group, Chicago, IL. “Mentoring and Success.”
  • Presenter (2016) Chicago Booth Social Enterprise Initiative, Conference on Nonprofit Board Service. “Networking into Your First Board Position.”
  • Workshop Presenter/Facilitator (2016) University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Conducted workshop on “Personality & Teams” to 85 first-year Medical Students.
  • Workshop Presenter/Facilitator (2015) Chicago Booth Social Enterprise Initiative. Conducted staff development workshop using the Hogan Personality Inventory.
  • Workshop Presenter/Facilitator (2015) University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division, Management Development Programming for PhDs and post-docs. “Conflict Tendencies and Effective Management.”
  • Workshop Presenter/Facilitator (2015) Posse Foundation, Chicago Office. Conducted a staff development workshop on organizational climate and high performing teams.
  • Workshop Presenter/Facilitator (2013, 2014) Chicago Booth Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship. Conducted three different staff workshops on the Hogan Personality Instruments: Hogan Personality Inventory (2013), Hogan Development Survey (2013), and Motives, Values and Preferences Inventory (2014).
  • Presenter (2014) Chicago Booth Social Enterprise Initiative, Conference on Nonprofit Board Service. “Boards and High Performance Thinking: Leveraging diverse perspectives.”
  • Presenter (2014) Chicago Booth Social Enterprise Initiative, Conference on Nonprofit Board Service. “Board Room Leadership: Finding your communication style.”
  • Presenter (2013) Booth Women Connect Conference. “Women and Competition: How self-perception can support or undermine.”
  • Presenter (2012) Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) Annual Conference. Building Team Cohesion Track: Led a session on assessing organizational climate.
  • Presenter (2011) Chicago Women in Business. “Executive Presence and Authenticity.”


  • Hogan Assessment Systems (2014) – Advanced Certification in personality/development/values
  • Additional Assessments -- NEO-PI, MBTI, Thomas/Kilmann Conflict Instrument, MSCEIT and BarOn-EQi Emotional Intelligence Instruments, Strong Interest Inventory, FIRO-B, Forte Instrument