Chaka Booker is a managing director for The Broad Center, a national organization focused on leadership development. For over a decade, he has crisscrossed the country identifying and developing talent from a wide range of industries. He has interviewed nearly three thousand professionals from Fortune 500 companies, the military, graduate schools, consulting firms, and leadership programs, as well as the public and social sectors. He is a Pahara Fellow at The Aspen Institute, a Forbes contributor on leadership and entrepreneurship, and has written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review. He has compiled his lessons learned into two books, The Empowered Candidate, and Mastering the Hire, covering his expertise from both sides of the hiring spectrum. Booker has degrees in economics and psychology from UCLA and an MBA from Stanford University. As an introvert, he is either helping leaders navigate their toughest challenges or he’s figuring out how to leave a room without anyone noticing.