Tae Chong is a passionate innovator with solutions to complex community challenges. He is a great storyteller and helps to bring alive the concepts of emotional intelligence which is needed now more than ever.
Tae knows that our souls need to be recognized and developed for our best work; and you can’t put a metric on believing in humans.
His stories are filled with insights including a reminder that our founding fathers demonstrated significant emotional intelligence in writing our Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
And because this is Tae, he will discuss the powerful environmental impact possible through upcycling. Think about this…if we use our clothes for just three months longer than we normally do, it is the environmental equivalent to taking 1 Million cars off the road.
Tae Chong - Bio
Tae Chong is Manager of Social Enterprise and Workforce at Catholic Charities. He is currently working on three projects: creating a microenterprise ecosystem of 10 to 12 small businesses, connecting people in recovery and asylees with employment opportunities, and he is working on a research project to extend the career of skilled older workers at Catholic Charities. Tae has over twenty years experience working with the immigrant and refugee populations in Maine. He has worked with this population as an educator, advocate, policy maker, social service provider and as a business advisor.
Tae has been a speaker at MaineLive and Ted Dirgio, and he was named as one of Maine’s 50 most influential people by Maine Magazine and he attended the White House Conference on retaining and recruiting immigrant and refugee knowledge workers.
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