We work in an increasingly connected world where an activity, change or event that affects one area is likely to have a meaningful impact on something else. Even in a small organization, any change, however seemingly big or small, can have a big impact. A Systems Thinking approach to opportunities and problems pushes us to take a holistic perspective resulting in effective decisions and real change. While at the same time, making us aware that there are no perfect solutions. How often do you really stop to ask why? You may be surprised by what you learn and where you end up with this simple question.
Tracy Zeidler '08 MBA
Tracy Zeidler is the Chief Operating Officer of MightyNest, a mission driven company focused on making healthy green living simple and sustainable. Joining the company as employee #1, Tracy has helped the business grow and scale over the past 10 years. Prior to MightyNest, Tracy spent 6 years working for a startup management consulting firm on small clients, Fortune 500 companies and everything in between. She is experienced in organizational change management, corporate restructuring, strategy development, technology implementation and her true passion, operational improvement and efficiency.
Tracy holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management. Tracy lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with her husband and four kids.
Helen Kim '16
Helen oversees the digital programs including the NAA Career Webinar Series along with the NAA Career Podcast, Northwestern Intersections, to provide career advancement resources for the alumni network. She is passionate about engaging alumni to share their stories of how Northwestern has impacted their lives.