About Executives Breakfast Club


The Executives Breakfast Club is where Chicago’s leading business minds unite to evoke, expand, and exemplify the principles of transformational leadership to be better people and business professionals in an inviting, warm, and accepting environment. Ethical people make ethical leaders, and ethical leaders improve the world.

Transformational Leadership

Each year, our 8-month season begins in September and runs through May, with a month off in January. We meet on the second Friday of each month at the McDonald’s Hyatt Lodge, in Oak Brook. Admissions to the Club is open throughout the year and expires one year from the time of registration. Join the conversation.

Hear some of the nation’s leading executives reflect on:

  • What was the hardest decision you ever had to make in the workplace, and what principles guided you in your decision-making?
  • What types of compromises/sacrifices have you made to get where you are today? Was it worth it? Any regrets?
  • Have you ever had to lead an initiative when your heart’s just not in it or you don’t believe in it?
  • How did you become you?! What do you read? How do you set goals? What’s your top priority?


In our 46 years, more than 50,000 executives have been addressed by more than 300 special guests, including U.S. presidents, cabinet secretaries, White House advisors, Fortune 500 CEOs, best-selling authors, celebrities and Hall of Fame athletes.

Board Members

To join McDonald’s, First Transitions, Advocate Health Care, National Van Lines, and Ace Hardware in sponsoring the Executives Breakfast Club please contact Irina at [email protected].

The Executive Council

The Executive Council is a think tank composed of top executives of prominent and emerging companies in Chicago’s western suburbs. With the purchase of a Business Membership, a company or individual is qualified to join the Council at five meetings throughout the year, meeting directly after one of the Breakfast events. The Executive Council will discuss the preceding event, the speaker, and the overall experience of the Club and explore opportunities for our Club to continue to succeed and grow. Email [email protected] to learn how you can join.