Speaker – Angie Lunking

About Angie Lunking…

Angie Lunking graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering management systems. Immediately after college, she spent a year teaching English in China — as the country opened to the West — and stayed for another five years, marketing computer systems to state-owned and private Chinese companies for IBM. She returned to the US, obtained a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and joined the design team at Dana Buchman in New York, after which she took a hiatus to raise two children and a few rescue-shelter dogs. For the past nine years she has been active in preparing students for the ACT and SAT standardized tests.

Learn more about Angie’s Talk…

Title: Learning Is a Series of Intimate Conversations
Description: We think of learning as very directed. Just tell me what I need to know. But we need intimate conversations with others to help us frame and personalize what and why we are learning.
What do you want people to learn from your talk? Can you recognize some of those conversations that occurred in your own life?
What action items do you want people to take away from your talk? Be open to these conversations. Look for them. Have them. The good news is, anyone can provide them.

Learn more about Angie…

Where is your hometown? Poughkeepsie, New York
What are your hobbies? Reading, Skiing, Sewing, Dancing, Yoga, Playing with Dogs
What are you passionate about? Reading, Skiing, Sewing, Dancing, Yoga, Playing with Dogs
What is the best compliment you’ve received? “You are so nice.”
How do you push the boundaries? Thoughtfully. I know that when a boundary shifts, there’s disruption – someone gains from a shift, but someone may need to cede, willingly or not. For overall betterment, we need to push hard and with conviction.
What does your happy place look like? A warm riot of beautiful colors in my heart, whether produced by a moment in the beautiful outdoors, in play with friends and family, in the rhythm of intentional motion, or in the taste of something delicious.
What is one thing that you’d like to share that is not commonly known about you? I was born in Lexington, KY, so technically I’m a Southerner.

Thoughts on Charlotte

What part of town do you live in? South Charlotte
What draws you to Charlotte? It has SO much going on!
Where do you see Charlotte in 5 years? I’m a bit concerned that this red-hot growth without a bit more planning is going to introduce us to the headaches of Atlanta.

Our most important question…

What animal will most likely be our future overlords? The cats. They’ve been plotting for forever. My dogs tell me this.