LifeWorking Coworking is a network of productive and collaborative coworking spaces on Chicago’s North Shore designed for energetic freelancers, entrepreneurs, small businesses and corporate telecommuters. Our coworking community includes state-of-the-art facilities and amenities shared by business professionals, community organizations and teams who have a common desire to live life and do more, work closer to home, and energize themselves for greater success.




Nearly 20% of coworking spaces have 150+ members (up from 13% in 2016)*


The number of coworking spaces in the US grew by 10% in 2016*


79% of those who work in coworking spaces are happier with their work (79%) than those who don’t (57%)**


55% of coworking members are employees (up from 33% in 2012)**


60% of coworking members expect the space to enable brainstorming and idea sharing**


40% of the workforce is anticipated to be freelancers by 2020***

*Per deskmag.com
**Per HOK Coworking Report of 2016
***JLL Report of Spring 2016


Enhanced Productivity

Private and quiet for heads-down focus.

Work-life balance

Swap commuting time for personal time by working closer to home.

Stress-Free WorkSpace

Leave the office
management to us.

Social Networking

Inspire others and be


“I needed a professional space where I could focus intently on building a new business, and meet with coworkers, distributors and customers. What I didn’t need was a full-time office, the headache of a long-term lease, or the distractions of having to set all that up.”

Kristen Weisberg

Owner, Essential Oils

“I spent the first 18 months building my business from the kitchen table, the walk-in closet or any free space I could put a laptop. I needed to make home a home, not a workspace. The energy in our business changed the moment we moved to LifeWorking Coworking. The space is energetic, collaborative, innovative… it’s much more than just renting an office.”

Debbie Pickus

Founder, Team Fireball

“At LifeWorking Coworking, I’m able to be laser focused and don’t have the distractions and expense of managing an office. It’s honestly added an extra zero to my monthly income.”

John Gynn

Law Offices of John Gynn

“Moving from my home office to LifeWorking Coworking brought balance and focus to my work, and boosted my productivity by 30%. When I’m here, I’m completely here. And when I’m at home, I’m completely at home.”

Tom Fletcher

Sales Director, Fujifilm

“Moving to LifeWorking Coworking really stepped up my professional game. The environment is professional, modern, clean and contemporary. While I have a studio at home, I really enjoy networking with others in a collaborative space.”

Kathleen Weinstein

Kathleen Weinstein Photography

Our Vision

To live life and do more in our busy days - for our businesses, our careers, our families and our passions.

Our Mission

To create a positive, energetic
environment that enables each
members’ best, most productive
marginal minute, every day.

Our Commitment to Community

The LifeWorking Coworking
community supports hands-on organizations that mentor,
educate and support youth in at-risk communities.


Steve Whittington CEO LifeWorking Coworking

Steven Whittington

Founder and CEO

Steve is a Procter and Gamble veteran of 21 years, where he focused on internet and mobility technologies as well as Business Unit and Retail Operation growth. Steve is a graduate of Ohio State University and a resident of Lake Bluff, Illinois.

Steve is able to maintain a healthy work-life balance with optimal productivity at LifeWorking Coworking, and now has more time to spend with his family. Steve is a Board member of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce and on the executive board of Love Inc.

Giselle Andrade Cotait

Chief Operating Officer

Giselle Andrade is originally from Brazil, where she joined Procter & Gamble before moving to her first international assignment in Singapore. A Computer Engineer and MBA with specialization in Strategy & Organization, her career started in IT, when she had the chance to work with our founder Steven Whittington.

After moving from Singapore to Chicago with her husband and 3 young kids, Giselle joined the LifeWorking team leading Business Development and Marketing. Following a break to be with her new (4th) child, she returned to LifeWorking as the COO with a focus on expansion efforts.
Giselle has a passion for Leadership, Diversity and Innovation.

Diana Belsanti

Business Development

Diana is a longtime resident of the Lake Bluff/Lake Forest area. She attended college in IA and started her career as a journalist in Lake Geneva, WI. Over the past 15 years, she enjoyed a career in media at the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald and Shaw Media groups. She is an active member of Lake Forest / Lake Bluff, DBR and Highland Park Chambers of Commerce.

Diana is the mother of two boys, recent graduates of DePaul University and Lake Forest High School. With her vast Sales experience, Diana was a great addition to the LifeWorking team, where she focuses on Community Engagement and Business Development.

Sharon Moccia

Community Manager

Sharon is a lifelong resident of Lake Forest. She received her BS in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Las Vegas in 1990. Ever since she graduated, she has worked in the hotel and travel industry in various capacities until 7 years ago, when she made a change into the collaborative/shared workspace environment. She is now using those 30+ years of experience to focus on building her career in this fast-growing industry.

Sharon is married for 32 years and a mother of 3. Her oldest son is an Executive Officer in the US Army, her daughter is a School Social Worker, and her youngest son is finishing his senior year at Connecticut College and playing hockey.


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The best way to see LifeWorking Coworking is to experience it. We welcome the opportunity to give you a tour of our space and community at your convenience.