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.

Wendy Spreenberg

Operations Lead

Wendy is a 25-year veteran of the collaborative/shared space industry and founder of SITE Resolutions in 2001, focusing on the development or repositioning of more than 79 business centers and coworking spaces from Vancouver to Puerto Rico. She is a licensed Managing Real Estate Broker in the State of Illinois.

Wendy is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign., and a resident of Lincoln Park in Chicago. She is Past Board Member of the Global Workspace Association.

Romana Picchietti

Community Manager

Romana Picchietti comes to LifeWorking Coworking following a successful 25 years at Walgreens Corporation, where she managed promotional marketing for the company’s 8,000 retail locations nationwide.

Romana has lived on Chicago’s North Shore her entire life. When she is not helping LifeWorking Coworking members, modeling for print ads, or managing properties for her family, Romana enjoys Chicago Black Hawks games, drumming, dining al fresco and spending time with the family and the Bocce Ball community.


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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.