Furst Group

7210 East State St
Chicago, Illinois, 61108
United States




Aleen Bayard brings to Furst Group’s clients a unique blend of academic and consulting experiences related to leadership development, team effectiveness, cultural change, communication and general change management strategy.


Aleen is an expert facilitator working in a variety of environments including team building, executive retreats, leadership meetings and individual coaching. Her strengths include:


System/organizational diagnostics

Assessment analysis

Program design

Communication & messaging

Group facilitation


She has partnered with healthcare executive teams at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Feinberg School of Medicine, Loyola Medical Center, Advocate Health Care, Presence [Provena/Resurrection], and Northwestern Memorial Faculty Foundation on a variety of initiatives related to strategy, physician leadership, and professional development activities. She also has facilitated leadership meetings for the American Hospital Association’s Society of Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Annual College of Deans program.


Aleen is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University and University of Chicago at the Graham School. She is certified in DiSC, Hogan and Barrett index tools as well as HumaNext’s Emotional Intelligence and Critical Conversations training modules.


Aleen holds a master’s degree in Organizational Change from Northwestern University; a Master of Journalism from Columbia University; and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. She recently completed a Certificate in Leadership & Sustainability Management from University of Chicago’s Graham School and is designated as a LEED Green Associate.