do-over.me succeeds because of the gifts of a number of different individuals. These talented professionals have committed some of their most precious resources - their time and their talents to support people in transition. do-over.me would not be who it is without their enormous contributions.
Please welcome and say thank you to these wonderful people.
Our Coaches and Facilitators
She has been making audiences laugh since she was eight. A transplant from western NY, she has studied improv, comedy, theatre, and music at venues including The Second City, iO, and Comedy Sportz as well as teaching these disciplines around the greater Chicago area. Elizabeth has performed a wide variety of roles from Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Gertie in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Fuddy Meers. With a BA from NEIU, she has pursued directing artistically and musically with credits including Shrek, The Addams Family, and Les Miserables. Her non-stage skills include rudimentary ASL, typing 43 wpm, and solving escape rooms.
Russell has a BS in Applied Behavioral Sciences from National Louis University. He also has a National Guild of Hypnotherapists Certification and experience working at the Leidecker Institute of Hypnotherapy.
Russell was a member of the legendary Improv Olympic house-team, "Barons Barracudas" under the direction of improv guru, Del Close. He was an ensemble member of Close's only fully-scripted show, "Honor Finnegan vs. The Brain of the Galaxy." He went on to perform with the Chicago comedy troupes "Spontaneous Combustion" and "Humor Works," performed with Comedy Sportz, and has appeared on The Second City stage. He is a two-time winner on "America's Funniest People" and has appeared in numerous TV shows and commercials. Russell has many years of experience as a teacher and director, and for several years was the head sketch writer for the Theater Ministry of Community Christian Church.
Currently, Russell is a member of the "CSI Yellow Box" comedy troupe, and he will be performing with Susan Messing in the long-running "Messing With a Friend" show at The Annoyance Theater in Chicago on Dec. 4th. He is also coaching "The Comedy Shrine's" first long-form improvisational troupe. He has a co-starring role in the currently-filming independent feature "7 Indians" and a lead role in the short-subject film "Life of Fiction." In addition to his theater and film work, Mr. Russell is an on-staff voice-over talent for Magnum Broadcasting. Some of his work can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/ActorBillRussell
Kim LeClair considers herself a friend with a flashlight. She went to school for Cognitive Psychology and had a winding career path thru the non-profit and government sectors doing both program development and training. She always ended up in jobs that had her between technology and people; finally ending up at a large healthcare organization as a manager in the IT department with responsibilities for managing the electronic medical record and revenue cycle systems as well as the reporting function. Early in 2012, she took the jump out of corporate and into the great wide open.
Since then she’s been building websites and her design skills. She became a certified MBTI® practitioner and also a Board Certified Coach. Now, she amazingly uses her skills, strengths and experience to help other people discover themselves and build something awesome in the world. She honestly thinks she has found “Her Unique” and would love to help you find you
Lori Holm has over 12 years experience in performance, including 8 as an instructor. Her goal is to remain a working/growing artist/instructor. She strives to nurture creative growth in herself, and in turn, to pass that knowledge on to students. Lori currently is the Education Coordinator/Resident Acting Instructor at the Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles. She is also a member at Side Streets Studio Arts, part of Janus Theatre and an active member of S.T.A.G.E. Lori is also the Founder, Director and Producer of Troupe iMprov, a touring troupe made up of talented, high school students from different districts that collaborate, create and perform together in the name of COMEDY and COMMUNITY! Their shows portray "life through the eyes of the student" in humorous and often touching scenes! Troupe iMprov shines a light on "hot topics" among young people today in a manner that gets the audience thinking, laughing and leaving their seats inspired! Troupe iMprov intends to celebrate the I AM in each of us! Honor the qualities that make us individual, beautiful humans!
Adam Jun is a graduate of Geneva High School and Illinois State University. He's glad he has his degree in Finance, but right now is totally pursuing the life of a creative entrepreneur He is Twitter consultant helping brands, creatives and media members reach their goals on Twitter. He has also worked as a reporter, writer, blogger, and social media expert.
He also attended The Second City Training Center, Improv, Level E and learned how to become a better listener, embrace failure, collaborate, use "Yes...AND!" and how to get up in front of others and performing off the cuff.
Jun is passionate about music, the Special Olympics and the Chicago Bulls. You can follow him on Twitter at @oAdamJun
Donald Cummings is the Founder of Blue Haven Capital, an investment management firm located in Geneva, Illinois. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked in he financial industry since 1986.
Cummings has helped individuals from all over the United States recognize, preempt, and sort through the cash flow issues that often accompany a major transition in one's life. By encouraging people to take a hard, objective look at income and expenses, he helps families weather the abrupt changes in life that seem to occur when we least expect them.
From helping you make the decision about your best next career steps through motivating you to hold yourself accountable and stay on track with your search, Richard Oberbruener will support you every step of the way. Oberbruener provides 1on1 coaching and group services to professionals in career transition. He delivers guidance to job seekers on how to conduct a strategic search through face2face networking and social media. He offers training and coaches job seekers in preparing themselves for today's tough job market.
Oberbruener also facilitates "Lighten Up, It's Only Unemployment," a workshop that engages the whole brain and reinforces resilience via Chicago-style improv exercises. He uses his employee development training combined with improv to build brighter workplace teams. He doesn't talk about change - he facilitates change as it happens. He has a deep understanding of group dynamics and how improv can build muscle on atrophied thinking. Collaboration is key. His role as the facilitator is to get people interacting face2face in productive new ways.