Monthly Archives: July 2023

Design the Life You Want

Missy Chicre, CEO at Menttium joins us and shares her story of how she constantly strives to design the life she wants, not the life that others want for her.  And while that is always a struggle, and takes hard work, she has proven in her career that people will support you and you can still achieve success – on your terms.  Find out more about Missy and Menttium’s services on LinkedIn:
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Missy Chicre is the Chief Executive Officer at Menttium Corporation, a woman-owned and woman-led
professional mentoring company. She is a curious, passionate, authentic leader who strives to
create positive change in individuals and in organizations. Missy sets the vision and strategic direction
for Menttium, which has been the leader in innovative mentoring programs for over three decades. In
Missy’s Menttium tenure, she has touched nearly all aspects of the business and was named CEO in
January 2023. Missy is committed to Menttium’s mission to strengthen organizations through their
people. Menttium is changing lives and driving performance one mentoring match at a time, through
authentic human connections.
Prior to joining Menttium in 2017, Missy spent over a decade as an HR leader in various large
corporations, including Cargill, Best Buy, and Accenture. From roles in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
that took Missy all over the U.S. and Latin America, to roles in various areas of talent management and
HR transformation in Fortune 500 organizations, Missy has a track record for driving results.
Missy is bilingual in English and Spanish and cares deeply about the development and advancement of
women. As a working mom, she is particularly passionate about helping working mothers navigate
careers and motherhood. She was a finalist for the 2016 TeamWomenMN WaveMaker Award and is a
frequent speaker at local and national conferences. Missy has also been featured on WCCO I CBS News
Minnesota and in the Star Tribune to share her expertise on the power of mentoring.
Missy earned a master’s degree in Hispanic Literature at the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s
degree at Vanderbilt University. Missy serves on the Board of Directors for Twin Cities ROCK (Raising Our
Celiac Kids), a local non-profit that brings education, awareness and resources to families who have
children with Celiac Disease.
Missy resides in the Minneapolis suburbs, living a bilingual, bicultural, interfaith life with her husband
and two children.

Growth Happens In Reflection

Marney Andes is an Author, Keynote Speaker and Leadership Coach that has taken her Fortune 50 experience and turned that into a career that helps others leaders build their best lives.  In this episode we talk about as leaders how important it is to recognize your own bias and how to use the day to day learnings to grow as a leader, through the time you take to reflect.  You can learn more about Marney, her book and her services, at

Marney Andes is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in performance consulting, organizational design, leadership development, and executive coaching. Marney’s diverse background spans various industries, including healthcare and finance, where she has helped leaders and employees navigate complex challenges and change with simple and practical approaches.

In addition to her impressive career, Marney is an accomplished author and host of the popular weekly podcast. Her first book, Start with the Give-Me Shots: 8 Homegrown Lessons for Business and Life, is a must-read for anyone looking to gain insights on achieving success in their personal and professional lives.

Marney’s approach to problem-solving is grounded in truth-seeking, honest storytelling, and a deep commitment to creating space for others to do the same. Her passion for empowering individuals and organizations to achieve their full potential is evident in her work as owner and principal consultant of Dynamic Intention.

A college basketball player and former Mrs. America, Marney holds a master’s degree in information and learning technologies from the University of Colorado Denver. She resides outside of Denver with her husband, Allen, and their two sons, Owen, and Brody. To learn more about Marney’s work and insights, visit her website at