The Wynning Team

OUR PHILOSOPHY

In June of 2003, Wynning Teams was formed for the sole purpose of managing two professional sports preformance teams: 1) the AFL's Chicago Adrenaline Rush Dancers and 2) the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew (which we still manage today).

By 2011, the owner, Wynne Lacey, had attained a master-level certification in performance coach training in hopes of offsetting the intense pressures the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew faced through three NHL Stanley Cup Championship seasons in six years (2010, 2013, 2015).  This performance training ensured that the Ice Crew not only "survived," but continues to this day to be a growing and dynamic part of the Blackhawks' Game Day Presentation and Marketing Department.

Today, Wynning Teams is serving a wider professional audience with the coach training service brought into the company initially just for internally-managed teams. This cutting edge service technique is called the Core Energy Process, created by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) where Wynne was educated and received her master-level certification in coaching.  Core Energy Coaching does not address the symptoms, but rather goes to the root cause, the Energetic Attitude, causing the disconnection or dissonance a person or team might be feeling.

 

WYNNE LACEY, OWNER

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OWNER: Wynne Lacey is a Master Level Professional Coach, certified through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and accredited through the International Coaching Federation. She was previously a dancing member and captain with the Chicago Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks in the National Basketball Association (NBA). She also danced with and captained the Arena Football League's (AFL) Chicago Rush dancers before becoming a professional director of her own teams in 2003. Wynne has also authored two books.

You can reach out to Wynne at wynne@wynningteams.com or 630.881.3052 for training and mentoring sessions.

 

JILL KARSTEN, TEAM DIRECTOR

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Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew TEAM DIRECTOR: Jill has been involved in the figure skating industry for over 30 years with experience as a competitive figure skater, coach, dancer, program director and performer with the Ice Capades now specializing in technique, on-ice presentation and hockey skating skill development.  Bringing eight years of experience in development and management of professional sports entertainment teams in the NHL, AHL and MLS, Jill was promoted to Team Director of the Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew in 2017 after 5 years as Coordinator. Prior to joining Wynning Teams, Jill managed the Rockford IceHogs Fire & Ice Girls professional sports promotion team for four years.

Jill also conducts skating clinics for NHL and AHL ice entertainment hopefuls and consults as a figure skating resource.

You can reach out to Jill at jill@wynningteams.com for figure and hockey skating lessons.