Tap into Something New

Barb Patterson partners with entrepreneurs and leaders across the globe to help them understand their purpose and impact and tap into their unlimited human potential. She joins us to talk about tapping into something new to solve issues and shares her own leadership journey and the pivotal points along the way. Connect with Barb to learn more about how she can support you or your team. barb@barbarapatterson.com

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Instagram: @barb_p

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbpatterson/

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Twitter: @Barb_Patterson

The Journey is never a Straight Line

Since joining Reell in 2004, Shari Erdman has worked across many areas of manufacturing including sourcing, customer account management, accounting support, manufacturing process improvements, HR management, quality and overall office administration of Reell’s Spring Technologies division. Her unique story of HR leader to president, is one filled with curiosity, drive. Listen how Shari maintains and instills the company’s values in everything she does.



Culture is the Leaders Choice

John Schwanke is the President of Lakeview Industries.  To say that Lakeview has been transformed over the last few years is an understatement.  John talks about his own leadership growth and how his evolution has helped the entire Lakeview organization evolve, grow and transform into a business that is stronger than ever.

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Leading with Grace

As leader’s we all have a story that has driven who we are and how we show up every day.  Jackie Rieck, marketing leader for King Technologies joins us to talk

Jackie is an innovative, entrepreneurial, and consumer centric head of marketing with extensive experience developing and executing successful business strategies, teams and functions that facilitate aggressive company growth and positive corporate culture. Adept at building and analyzing strategies, capitalizing on market trends, and building competitive advantage. Authentic and inspirational leadership style that generates trust, loyalty, respect, and results.

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Elevating your business from GOOD to GREAT

Chelsey Paulson, Chief Strategy Officer at Keystone Group, talks with Steve Preda, Pinnacle Business Guide & Bestselling Author, about elevating your business from GOOD to GREAT.

About Steve:

STEVE PREDA is a Leadership Team Coach whose passion is to help privately owned businesses grow and thrive. He pursues it by simplifying and teaching management and strategy concepts used by large companies, and elite consulting firms. Since 2012, he has helped over 100 businesses grow their teams, revenues, and profits as a business coach, EOS Implementer, and as a Pinnacle Business Guide. Steve explores business-growth shortcuts on the Management Blueprint podcast, and delivers workshops and keynotes to business leaders around the US. He loves helping growth-minded entrepreneurs and their leadership teams reach their business-pinnacles.

Buy your copy of the book, Pinnacle: Five Principles that Take Your Business to the Top of the Mountain, HERE

New Levels of Growth and Leadership Conviction

Rana DeBoer from Keystone Group chats with Abbey Vanderwerf, Vice President, Employee Health & Benefits at Marsh McLennan Agency Dakotas about leading with conviction through growth, and the evolution of business & people.

About Abbey

Abbey Vanderwerf is the Vice President of Employee Health & Benefits at Marsh McLennan Agency Dakotas. Since joining the agency in 2008 she has held a variety of roles assisting employer groups with their overall benefits strategy, spending time educating on the Affordable Care Act, leading both operations and sales for the team and currently is responsible for both the Sioux Falls and Fargo benefits team. Prior to joining MMA she spent the early years of her career in Human Resources. Abbey stays active in the community on two local non-profit boards and teaching religious education at her church. In her free time, she can be found camping and fishing with her family, catching a run on a good dirt road or riding her peloton bike.

About Marsh McLennan Agency:

MMA is a local Insurance Agency with Global Reach. They are committed to their culture and colleague experience, giving employees the opportunity to grow in both their personal and professional aspirations leaving them with limitless potential.

When in Transition, Listen

Chelsey Paulson from Keystone Group chats with Jim Roddy, CEO of the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) about the moments that shaped him, and the many lessons he learned through leadership transitions.

About Jim:

Jim Roddy has been active in the retail IT channel since 1998, including 11 years as the President of Business Solutions Magazine, six years as an RSPA board member, and one term as RSPA Chairman of the Board. Jim has been recognized as one of the world’s Top 100 Retail Influencers by RETHINK Retail and as a Leading CannaTech Influencer by 420MSP. He is author of The Walk-On Method and Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer and is host of the award-winning RSPA Trusted Advisor podcast.  

Contact Jim: jroddy@gorspa.org


Book: The Walk-On Method

Book: Hire Like You Just Beat Cancer

The Importance of Well-Being

Rana DeBoer from Keystone Group chats with Chaz Sandifer, CEO/Founder of theNEWmpls about the importance of well-being, her story of finding peace, and her drive to make an impact in people and community – everyday.

About Chaz

Chaz Sandifer is the CEO/Founder of theNEWmpls which focuses on affordable fitness, wellness and nutrition. Bringing her holistic approach to the community, Chaz was able to teach others how to break generational cycles, instilling that fitness is fun, quality nutrition is king, and wellness is key to a healthy future. Chaz is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Life and Wellness specializing in trauma healing, diabetes and arthritis prevention. She teaches a monthly meal prep class called Meal Prep w/a Twist, Works with the CDC, Ramsey County, MN Dept. of Health on Diabetes & Arthritis Prevention Programs and operates /owns a Farmers Market. She is humble and grateful for this journey, Chaz welcomes you to theNEWmpls. 

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Owning your Leadership Style.

Jaime Taets from Keystone Group chats with Brooke Foley, CEO & Founder of Jayne Agency about how there is not one right way to lead.

About Brooke:

A strategic powerhouse with a commitment to clarity, Brooke helps businesses of all sizes achieve dependable, repeatable, scalable revenue. She founded Jayne Agency in 2009 as a bold, creative boutique specializing in strategic planning, storytelling and sustainable brand platforms. Jayne is a 100% woman-owned, 100% inclusive, WBENC-certified company committed to helping diverse businesses grow. The agency’s client roster includes Fortune 100s such as PepsiCo, Nationwide, American Red Cross, Vistra Energy, as well as small- to mid-market companies like Trans International (WBE), MicroAutomation (MBE) and VOZ Advisors.

Prior to striking off on her own, Brooke was a courageous creative leader and digital pioneer, serving as Executive Creative Director at several of the world’s top advertising and marketing agencies, including DDB, Ogilvy and Razorfish. She has created award-winning integrated campaigns and brand experiences, garnering global recognition by the Clio Awards, One Show, NY Festivals, Communication Arts, Webby’s, OMMA, American Design Awards, Communicator Awards, Axiem Awards and MarComm Awards.

A passionate thought leader on the topics of branding, women leadership and supply chain diversity, Brooke is a 2020 Enterprising Woman of the Year Winner and an active contributor to WE USA Magazine and NANOE. She has been a keynote speaker at Social Media Week, HOW Design Live, Eaton’s Supplier Summit, Ad Tech, St. Louis Business Development Connection and many more. She sits on several boards, including Magdalene House Chicago, DesignedbyUs.org and UCAN Chicago, and has achieved numerous certifications and memberships, including WBENC, BEP/CMS, WOSBA, Cook County DBE, DA4S, WIM and NAWBO.

She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Design, and is a graduate of Dartmouth’s Tuck Women’s Executive Program and the Yale Brisaago Program.

Hiring into Culture.

Chelsey Paulson from Keystone Group chats with Jay Rosencrantz & Heather Alberti from Pappas DeLaney about why focusing on culture during your hiring process is critical

About Heather:

Heather Forston Alberti is a seasoned Consultant and Vice President at Pappas DeLaney, with over twenty years’ experience in executive search and executive development.Heather’s professional practice spans many industries, working with all executive levels from management to board level in Manufacturing, Healthcare and Professional Services. Her clients include publicly held, privately held, ESOP’s and private equity-held companies.  Heather’s consulting and search experience covers the entire lifecycle of an executive’s tenure with an organization-from recruitment, to coaching, to management team development.

About Jay:

Jay D. Rosencrantz is Managing Director at Pappas DeLaney and brings over 20 years of diverse business experience and insights to his consultative role.  Jay possesses proven ability in helping organizations achieve business results through powerful and productive relationships that span diverse industries, disciplines, cultures, and geographies. This business acumen was forged through challenging roles in different industries, including domestic and international, corporate and field, in both public and privately held companies.Jay uses a practical approach in listening to and understanding the unique challenges faced by each client and can take complex situations and ideas, assess the information and present solutions with clarity and simplicity. He has experience in leadership development, business process improvement, consultative sales, workforce restructuring and M&A.