Blaze Konkol

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Experience and Approach

Blaze helps professionals become more effective at their jobs and move their careers forward. He takes the time to understand how his clients’ personalities and backgrounds influence their thought process and uses that insight to help them change their perspectives.

Blaze works with professionals who are in a range of places in their careers. Some of his clients are job-seekers while others are in the midst of a career transition, vying for a promotion, or onboarding to new stretch roles. He also helps leaders develop and strengthen their management skills by opening their minds to new possibilities.

Over the past eight years, Blaze has served as the Senior Director of Career Management at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In this role, he leads a global coaching team responsible for the development, design and implementation of career development efforts for approximately 2,000 students in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong and more than 50,000 alumni around the world.

Prior to joining Chicago Booth, Blaze worked in a variety coaching, human resources and recruiting roles in the U.S. and Australia. In his last role as Senior Manager and Leader of the Management & Leadership Coaching service area at Deloitte, he led the creation of an internal coaching practice that focused on individual coaching with partners, directors and senior managers to develop the leadership capabilities they need to excel in their roles.

Education and Certifications

Blaze has undergraduate degrees in English and History from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University. He is Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Qualified and a certified user of the Lominger Leadership Architect Suite, the Hogan assessment suite, and the Leadership Versatility Index. He is CPP “C” Licensed to purchase and administer most personality and vocational assessments.

Why Do I Do This Work?

“I’ve always been interested in the human condition and what makes people become their evolving selves. I enjoy helping people enrich their understanding of themselves and others in way that helps them move forward in their careers and personal lives.”