Kris Socall

About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Friend-Contemplative-Monastic-Activist-Healer-Artist
Location Lisle, Illinois, United States
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Introduction Kristine Socall serves as Executive Director and Founder of Gifted Dreamers, Inc, a nonprofit network empowering people, communities and organizations. She has spent the last 10+ years companioning people towards holistic transformation, facilitating groups, consulting with leaders on strategic planning, financial systems design, coaching entrepreneurs, leading retreats, coordinating large-scale events, training processes & conferences. With a passion for hospitality, learning & contemplative spirituality, she seeks to inspire hope, encourage & empower transformational development. She will receive a post graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (Mar’12) as well as her MBA International Economic Development from Eastern University (Dec’11, St Davids, PA). Currently, she volunteers at Willow Creek Community Church & is affiliated with Sacred Heart Monastery in Lisle, IL as a Benedictine Oblate. In addition to her passion for holistically companioning people, she is in process to become a certified SCUBA Divemaster instructor & is an amateur flute player, photographer, oil painter & writer.
Interests God, monasticism, Benedictine, Oblate, emerging church, photography, SCUBA diving, dancing, water sports, adventure, intentional community, sacred companions, humanitarian aid, serving others, vulnerable children, senior citizens, simplicity, hospitality, road trips, international travel, art, creative communications, fair trade, foreign languages, Russia, YWAM, bon fires, autumn, gardening, karate, reading, organizational relations, strategic planning, event coordinating, leadership development, coffee, wine, cheese, home-made bread, entrepreneurship consulting, cooking, learning, & retreats of solitude
Favorite Movies Anna and the King, Moulin Rouge, Ever After, Never Been Kissed, Pay It Forward, Joan of Arc, Girl Interrupted, Star Wars, Grease 2, Beyond Borders, Crash, Ushpizin, Constant Gardener