2021 TEDx Morehouse College Tuesday October 12 Tuesday October 12 Tuesday October 12

Dr. John G. Igwebuike

Attorney, Educator, Speaker, Trainer

Dr. John G. Igwebuike is the Director of School Culture—Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. He is a thought leader, focus-group facilitator, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging consultant to schools, companies, and universities in the unique area of effective listening skills and its role in fostering inclusion, belonging, and interpersonal justice. As an active listening activist, coach, author, and practitioner, Dr. Igwebuike is the founder of The Lead Listening Institute, which helps organizations, groups, and individuals tap the positive power of effective listening so that all voices can feel seen, heard, listened to, and understood. He is the founder of the Guanacaste: Transformational Listening Conference (TLC) hosted in Chicago, Illinois. [*Guanacaste, in Náhuatl, the Aztecs’ language, means “Listening Tree.”].  As “the Listening Professor” he is the author of a book entitled I Want to Hear You:” 22 Tips for Artful Listening before, during, and after a Conversation (2020) a children’s book I Listen and So Can You (2022). His unique work on leveraging listening to cultivate cultures of care has been featured in Purpose, InspireToastmasters International, Career ConnectionsHealthy Living, and National Academic Advising Association magazines. He is an attorney and a lifelong learner having earned his J.D. from The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, master’s degree from The Ohio State University, master’s degree from California State Polytechnic University and two bachelor’s degrees from The Ohio State University.