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Chicago OD Network: How to Run a Race when You Don’t Know How Long It Is

  • February 26, 2021
  • 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Virtual - Via Zoom

In March 2020, when most of us were just starting to learn about COVID 19 and the world was shutting down, I asked a medical expert, “How long is this going to go on? When is life going to get back to normal?” She answered, “Probably late summer.” I was shocked and horrified. How on earth could we live in isolation that long? How would businesses survive? What would happen to family relationships, to our communities? I couldn’t imagine that the crisis could go on that long.

Yet here we are at the beginning of 2021, and there’s no sign of a return to normalcy any time soon. In the meantime, no one I know has a life that is in any way “normal.” I’m so tired of this. My clients are all tired of it. The whole world is tired. And once again, I’m asking, “When is life going to get back to normal?” Maybe late summer 2021? Who knows?

This presentation will focus on key skills to endure and thrive when you are coping with a crisis without knowing when it will be over. You will learn three specific techniques that will build resilience, both for you and for your clients. In addition, participants will have opportunities to learn coping strategies from each other.


Gail Golden, MBA, Ph.D., helps people hit peak performance and become better leaders by drawing on her unique cross-background perspective. Her unique approach combines sports-influenced tactics of performance coaching with psychology-trained skills of empathy to bring the best out of businesses, leaders, and employees. Gail specializes in helping companies and leaders handle rapid change, build high-performing talent, and drive success. Current and former clients include Best Buy, BMO Harris Bank, The Chicago Architecture Center, Northern Trust, Mead Johnson, Table XI, Vi Living, and Weber Shandwick, among many others.

Gail is the Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, an international network of senior management psychologists and consultants. She serves on the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago, has been elected to the International Women’s Forum, and coordinates the Chicago Coaching Roundtable, a local network of leading executive coaches. Her recent book, Curating Your Life, is based on what she has learned over more than two decades of helping leaders maximize their achievements. Curating Your Life is full of advice on how to direct your energy toward identifying and accomplishing your most important goals.

No Fee for this Event

To Register

Email CODPNetwork@gmail.com by Tuesday, February 23, 2021. (Free Program) You will receive a Zoom link the week of the program.

Program Format

Mix of presentation, large group & small group interactive discussions. Informal Zoom atmosphere. We will ask that all participants keep their camera on during the entire program, to promote good involvement and interaction.


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