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The Ted Lasso Effect: Coaching, Connection, and Community

The Ted Lasso Effect with Girls on the Run-Chicago

Popular TV shows like "Ted Lasso" shine a light on things we already know here at Girls on the Run-Chicago. Coaching isn’t only something we do or receive, it is a mindset that helps us move beyond failures, lead by example, build relationships, and empower ourselves and others to be the best versions of ourselves. And that’s true for everyone, whether it happens on an athletic field or in a boardroom.

Join our panelists as they discuss how applying this mindset to all aspects of our lives can unlock our own potential, strengthen personal bonds, and bring together an entire community. Come find out what coaching or being coached can mean for you!

Every ticket donation and sponsorship will ensure that an equal number of Chicagoland girls and non-binary youth living in under-resourced communities can participate in our life-changing programming during the Fall 2023/Spring 2024 school year.

Register today!


Meet Our Panelists


Moderated by Girls on the Run-Chicago Executive Director Jill Eid.

Jackie Hoffman
Jackie Hoffman, former collegiate athlete and president and founder of Peace Runners 773, was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago, so he is no stranger to the ills poverty imposes on a community. As a child he suffered juvenile obesity; as an adult, he has set out to become an agent of change—not only for himself—but for others living in and around Chicago. 

Peace Runners 773 is a nonprofit that advocates for health equity. They empower, educate, and bring awareness to holistic health in wellness from a physical, mental, and social wellbeing, while creating safe spaces for movement in our underserved communities. Peace Runners has truly revolutionized the sport of run in Chicago and stands by its motto, “Movement is medicine.”

Edith Ramirez
Edith Ramirez is an educator and Girls on the Run Coach. She holds an MA of Sciences in Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, and is the Technology Coordinator and Digital Literacy Instructor at the Chicago Public School Corkery Elementary, where she also leads Girls on the Run programming. Her team in the Spring 2023 season included 33 of her students. She believes the power of coaching and running can transform communities, and works to support Latinas in owning their power and potential.


Nicole Wood
Nicole Wood is the CEO & Co-founder of Ama La Vida, an innovative career, leadership, life and health coaching company. Nicole turned her experience of burning out in her consulting career into inspiration to change the lives of people everywhere. She built Ama La Vida to help others stop settling and start living a life they love by making coaching more affordable and results-oriented. 

She is a Project Entrepreneur 2018 alum and a graduate of 1871's WiSTEM accelerator for female tech founders. Nicole holds Bachelor's Degrees in Finance and Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University where she has been inducted into the alumni hall of fame.


Sponsor The Ted Lasso Effect

Want to deepen your impact? Sponsor the Ted Lasso Effect! It’s the perfect opportunity to bring together your work team, coaching team, or women’s group, and promises to be an inspiring team bonding experience with coaching strategies you can apply to your day-to-day life. 

Your sponsorship gains entry to the event for you and your guests while also ensuring that an equal number of Chicagoland girls and non-binary youth living in under-resourced communities can experience our life-changing programming during the Fall 2023/Spring 2024 school year.

If you would like to buy your sponsorship via check or ACH, or have any questions, contact Tara Kelly, DevelopmentAssociate, Engagement and Events, at

Sponsor the event here!


Thank You to Our Event Partners!


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