I Can't...

‘Member camp? Where you learned, participated, and stretched yourself amongst an invigorating blend of familiar and new faces? Where you were led by welcoming, low-key counselors in a welcoming, low-key environment?

In Mac & Cheese Productions’ I Can’t series, adults state they’re unable to do something, they try it with a bunch of other adults who also “can’t,” and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, “That wasn’t so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good for me! What’s next?!”

As at camp, topics and structure are varied but the “be yourself amongst others being themselves, witness the magic that happens when you try with others trying” vibe is pervasive. 

Sample of Past Offerings

I Can’t –

Yoga

Improv

Buy a home

Draw

Have a dog

Adult my money – Financial Planner Edition

Organize my home

Find love

Put on makeup

Ask for money

Current Offerings

All open to everyone. Any marital status, age (21+), gender… Bring something to write on/with and if you’d like, food/drink for yourself. Held at Mac & Cheese Productions℠, in Wicker Park, near Ashland & Division. Exact address sent upon registration.

I Can’t: Figure Out What I Want to Do with My Life

Most people make career changes when they’re at the end of their rope. As a result, they often make big life changes that make them no happier than they were. 

Before you hand in your two-weeks notice, this workshop will show you how to make a smart career change that will lead you in a direction you really want to go in life. 

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  1. how to get crystal clear on what’s most important to you, 
  2. how to see more fabulous options for what else you might do, and 
  3. the crucial part of career exploration (that most people skip) that will guarantee your career change will be a step in the right direction. 

If you’re not as happy as you want to be at work and are wondering what else might be possible, this workshop is perfect for you.

For this I Can’t edition, Mac & Cheese is partnering with Sheila Devi of Two Steps Forward. Sheila is a Certified Professional Coach. She helps her career coaching clients to figure out their best next steps and to navigate their career transitions with ease.

Register

If you’d like to share, invite, keep track of this event on Facebook, here’s the Facebook Event.


I Can’t: Adult My Money – Personal Finance & Budgeting Edition

  • Do you wish you had confidence when it comes to your finances?
  • Do you wish you knew the best app/spreadsheet/method for keeping track of your financial life?
  • Do you wish you had a better understanding of where your money goes each month?
  • Do you ever feel embarrassed that you don’t know as much about personal financial health as you think you should?
  • Do you avoid thinking about your finances because if you did, you might discover you had a problem?
  • Do you wish you could make a realistic, achievable plan to: 
    • Pay off your debt?
    • Do that expensive thing that’s important to you: take that vacation, buy a home, etc
    • Be ready to weather the unexpected surprises that keep popping up?
    • Start saving (or save more) for retirement?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, I Can’t: Adult My Money – Personal Finance & Budgeting is for you and you aren’t the only one.

For this I Can’t edition, Mac & Cheese is partnering with Pete Aiello (some of you may know him as “Best Friend”). Pete has spent the last 15 years coaching and counseling people on their personal financial situations and how they can make better decisions when it comes to money.

Register

If you’d like to share, invite, keep track of this event on Facebook, here’s the Facebook Event.


I Can’t: Land My Dream Job

  • Is your resume in need of a refresh?
  • Are you tired of staring at a blank screen while trying to write a cover letter?
  • Do you freeze when the hiring manager asks if you have any questions during the interview?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then I Can’t: Land My Dream Job is for you and you aren’t the only one.

For this I Can’t edition, Mac & Cheese is partnering with L’Oreal Thompson Payton of LT in the City. L’Oreal is a serial career switcher who transferred her skills as an award-winning journalist into a successful role as director of communications for a national nonprofit. When she’s not busy getting her Olivia Pope on, she enjoys reading, blogging and curating a weekly newsletter for ambitious millennial women at the intersection of work and wellness.

Register

If you’d like to share, invite, keep track of this event on Facebook, here’s the Facebook Event.

Testimonials

“This workshop was great! Kristyn and Saya were awesome. I learned a lot on approaching home organization and have a better understanding as to why my strategies previously didn’t work. Kristyn was passionate and very knowledgeable. The workshop was held in a comfortable setting that fostered great interaction and dialogue.”

Testimonials

“I thought this class was great!  I learned a little about yoga and got to try it in a super comfortable environment, the instructor was fun and explained things. The class overall was a great way to bring people together with similar interests and also things they’re each going through.”