Swati Bharteey-Buck

Activating leaders and organizations towards impactful business results through coaching, learning, and consulting.


Swati is an energetic business partner whose thirty years of business experience includes strengths-based executive coaching, the design and delivery of high-impact leadership programs, and human resources strategic planning. Her executive level positions at well-respected companies such as General Electric, The William Wrigley Jr. Company, and Deloitte, have ranged from general management and corporate strategy to culture change and the design and implementation of global initiatives. She has held executive-level positions in global human resources, consulting, information technology, and corporate strategy teams. She holds an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and she is a Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. She also leverages various leadership and team effectiveness tools in her work, such as Immunity to Change, Leadership Circle 360, EQi, Hogan Assessments, and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. She focuses on three main areas in her leadership and consulting practice:
  • Leadership Coaching
  • High-impact Learning Programs
  • Human Resources Strategy
Swati is also deeply committed to giving back to her community and coaches the Executive Directors and key leaders of numerous Chicago-based non-profits focused on improving access to services for disadvantaged populations and delivering high-quality education in Chicago’s inner cities. She also facilitates leadership coaching circles for the owners of various small businesses located in Chicago’s south and west sides.


  • Coach leaders in executive management, business unit leadership, technology, human resources, consulting, operations, marketing, sales, healthcare, financial services, education, travel, food, consumer goods, and not-for-profit
  • Coached leaders in high potential programs at a $43 billion client in the travel industry and a $46 billion client in professional services.
  • Coached CEO, COO, and Executive Team on Board interactions at a Chicago based hospital.
  • Designed and facilitated programs on emotional intelligence, curiosity, powerful questions, and active listening, for sales teams
  • Designed and facilitated Immunity to Change workshops and Group Coaching Circles at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Leadership in Practice Program and Booth Women Advanced Leadership Program.
  • Designed and delivered global Human Resources strategy for a $5 billion confectionery client.
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