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Hallinger supports YOU!

Hallinger Life Management’s vision is to create a strong, widespread entrepreneurial culture across Chicago and the entire Midwest. We believe small business ownership …
allows you to be more empowered and financially stable
protects the region from economic volatility
and helps to reduce income inequality.

Our business strategy supports this goal by using behavioral science techniques to help you and other micro-enterprise owners survive past the one-year threshold and thrive well into the future. We aggressively promote ethical business practices that respect customers, employees, and community members as human beings AND partners-in-success while still earning healthy profits. We live this everyday and know that you and our other clients can, too.

Community Engagement:

We strongly believe that it is our responsibility to work with our community to improve the state of the world around us. Currently, we support Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (an agency providing treatment and advocacy to abused children and their families) and WTTW (the Chicago area’s oldest PBS affiliate). We encourage you to visit these websites for more information about their efforts, to contribute financially, and to find out about volunteer or partnership opportunities.

About Natalie J. Hallinger, PhD Principal, Behavioral Change Advisor
Natalie uses a behavioral strategy-focused approach to the construction, launch, and growth of professional service firms. Her favorite projects involve Bootstrappers, clients who self-fund their company and hustle hard to make sure it thrives. Natalie earned her B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a PhD from Loyola University Chicago. She currently serves on Loyola’s Applied Psychology Advisory Board and their Faculty Advisory Board as well as on the Public Awareness Steering Committee for Parenting ACE. She previously served on the Associate’s Board of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and is open to new Board positions. Natalie specializes in:
+ behavior change interventions for healthy lifestyle design
+ behavioral influence strategies for professional service design and client engagement
+ negotiation, networking, and leadership skills for career advancement
Past: NJM Consulting, Natural Focus LE, Tainted Muse Publishing
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About Phillip C. Hallinger, LCPC Lead Counselor
Phillip’s philosophy is based on the conviction that every individual can attain significant evolution. His therapeutic style is rooted in an eclectic combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality Therapy. Phil approaches behavioral – emotional issues as they relate to your experience with unconditional positive regard and a devotion to meaningful self-transformation. He earned his B.A. from Grand Valley State University and holds an M.A. from Roosevelt University. He is also a certified Relaxation, Meditation, & Mindfulness facilitator. As an independent, licensed counselor in the state of Illinois, Phil specializes in issues relating to:
+ career and lifestyle-related stress management
+ relaxation training
Past: Hamdard Health Center, JCFS, LSSI
Contact Phillip directly at

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