Limited Capacity: 23 spots available
Christine Gao is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with International Coaching Federation (ICF) with over 20+ years of international business and corporate experiences. Christine is recognized for her in-depth knowledge and extensive experience of supporting senior leaders and leadership teams with a focus on enhancing leadership effectiveness, deep collaboration, embracing change and well-being of individuals and organizations as a whole.
Christine has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from Peking University in China. She holds a Master of Global Affairs degree from the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.
She resides in Woodridge.
Joanne Gainen is a founder and Board member of the Eastside Neighbors Network. She earned a PhD in Psychology at the University of Washington in 1975 and held academic positions until age 50. Now 73, with many grandchildren and a sprinkling of great-grandchildren, she enjoys bringing people together to discover their connections and establish new and/or deeper friendships.
With a Little Help from Our Friends, Beth Baker: Drawing on new research showing the importance of social support to healthy aging and the risks associated with loneliness and isolation, the author encourages the reader to plan for a future with strong connections. Major chapter on Villages.