Breakfast Club Calendar

New year, new goals.

Level up and reach your goals through our monthly live event series. Real professional development, plus networking with a group of like-minded individuals from around the Twin Cities.

Join us for Breakfast Club!

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019
    8:15 amMidwest ENERGY Association Training Center

    Conscious Napping for Less Stress and Better Productivity

    Join us as we hear from Roberta Fernandez on how you can use conscious napping for less stress and better productivity in your day.

  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019
    8:15 amMidwest ENERGY Association Training Center

    What if you could be injected with a confidence serum so you could conquer all aspects of your work like a super hero? You’d walk bravely into intimidating meetings. You’d confidently speak with persuasive, calm authority. You’d answer questions and respond with self-assurance. Others would see you as a leader they could trust. They would come to you for answers and follow you willingly.

    Well, it’s not as easy as an injection, but this kind of confidence is possible to achieve. Find out what it takes to own the space at the front of the room like a pro. You’ve got what you need to lead at the front of the room with CONFIDENCE!

    Key Takeaways:

    • Manage speaking anxiety with 20 Confidence Boosters
    • Adopt a powerful new perspective to support authenticity
    • Get answers to the most asked questions and tackle the technical
  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019
    8:15 amMidwest ENERGY Association Training Center

    Shifting fiduciary responsibilities and changes in retirement requirements are making many companies question whether their retirement plans are comprehensive enough. In this enlightening presentation, Troy Johnson gives us an update on trends in retirement, and more specifically, 401(k)s, how you can build the right kind of retirement plans for your employees, and how to protect your company from additional liability in a changing market.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Understand how fiduciary responsibilities have changed and what that means for you
    • Identify any important updates that are needed for your 401(k) program
    • Key considerations for ensuring participant success in your 401(k) program

    About Troy:

    After graduating from the University of St. Thomas, Troy Johnson has spent the last 21 years working in the financial services industry.  Troy has spent the last 17 years with Mutual of America.  Troy oversees Mutual of America’s operations in Minneapolis and Milwaukee.  His team provides retirement plan services to Plan Sponsors and their participants throughout the Upper Midwest.  Mutual of America is a leading provider of retirement plan services throughout the United States.

     

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019
    8:15 amMidwest ENERGY Association Training Center

    Successful leaders surround themselves with talented individuals that complement their own talents and strengths. From the employee perspective, Marci encourages you to discover your gifts and use them in the workplace and outside by creating opportunities for yourself. From the employer perspective, Marci shares tips on how to discover and develop your employees’ talents to use them in the workplace and maximize their potential. Marci shares about her personal journey of discovering her gifts and how she helped her employees discover their talents to become the best they could be.

     

    Key Takeaways:

     

    How to use tools to get to know yourself better and identify your talents.

    Ideas on how to maximize your talents so you can be the best leader you can be.

    How to discover your employees’ talents and strategies to help them maximize their own talents.

    How to maximize your entire team’s talents and see the positive impact on your bottom line.

    You will walk away inspired and ready to use your talents in your workplace and in your community!

  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019
    8:15 amMidwest ENERGY Association Training Center

    In this session designed for leaders, the audience gains insight into the secret sauce that can propel them forward. They will learn how language, body movements, and micro-expressions influence others and either build up or damage their business or career. The right mindset and skill set are what connects them with stakeholders, prospects, or colleagues in a way that is professional but approachable, credible but relatable, and confident but not arrogant. They leave knowing exactly how to use body language, power dynamics, and savvy speaking to move into higher levels of success.

    Our speaker is Maria Johnson, founder of Speaking Mastery and award-winning corporate trainer for Fortune 500 companies.

  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    8:15 amMidwest ENERGY Association Training Center

    Cybercriminals are different today.  They have evolved and are very well-funded, organized and effective.  Because of this, it is vital that we change the way that we think about protecting ourselves and our businesses.  Out-dated thinking and old methodologies will not keep this enemy out of our lives or our businesses!

    Highlights:

    • Learn how today’s Hacker has evolved
    • Learn about the Dark Web and why this is important to understand
    • Learn the new methodology to protect against cyber threats
    • Learn the 5 most common Threat Vectors used by cyber organizations to attack modern business systems
    • And much more

    Our Speaker, Marc Miller,

    is one of three owners and Chief Happiness Officer at Imagine IT. Imagine IT been with cybersecurity and has been charged with protecting Minnesota businesses since 1996.

    One of Marc’s primary roles at Imagine IT is getting out in the community and teaching business people about the cyber entity that is responsible for billions of dollars of loss each year.  Marc has served on several advisory boards at Microsoft and Intel.  He and his team are in the trenches everyday fighting this relentless and well-funded enemy.

    Marc has been married to his lovely wife Anne for over 33 years.  Their son, Hunter, works at 3M.  In Marc’s spare time he runs a nonprofit called the Gunnar Project where he teaches young adults about Happ(i)ness.

  • Thu
    15
    Aug
    2019
    8:15 am

    Tired of being told that you need to be active on social media, and not seeing results? Or maybe you just don’t even know where to start? We’ve been there!

    Most companies enter into the world of social media without a true strategy – which makes it incredibly challenging to get results. With a few changes to your approach, you could be seeing infinitely better results – and feel much less stressed about getting content out to your audience.

    In this session, we’ll cover:

    • Choosing the right social networks for your business (and your target audience)
    • Creating a content strategy that fits your goals, and targets conversions
    • Building an editorial calendar that engages your target customer, and is simple to manage
    • Choosing the right kind of “behind-the-scenes” content that builds a real relationship with customers and prospects, online
    • Creating an in-house process for managing your social channels and engaging with followers

    This session is best for:

    • Business owners looking to scale and/or get more out of their marketing budget
    • Marketing professionals looking to hone their company’s message and/or create stronger buy-in for a better social media strategy
    • Sales professionals looking for additional measures to nurture prospects in the pipeline

    Presented by Cortney Galster, President of amplify marketing

    **PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION THIS MONTH:

    ImagineIT

    2051 Killebrew Drive

    #510

    Bloomington MN 55425

  • Thu
    19
    Sep
    2019
    8:15 amImagineIT, Bloomington

    Consumer experiences have changed drastically in the last 20 years, but employee experiences have stagnated. Where consumers get personalized, highly targeted messages and experiences built to delight, employees still get mass emails, outdated processes, and less-than-stellar feedback channels. In this talk, marketing and HR expert Rosalynn Verges will share how organizations are borrowing tactics from the world’s most effective marketers and how you can leverage marketing principles to attract top talent. 

    Rosalynn Verges, Fabric Founder & CEO 
    Rosalynn Verges is Founder and CEO of Fabric, a Minneapolis-based business obsessed with company culture and employee experience. Rosalynn’s 10-plus years as a certified  Professional in Human Resources, masters-level training from the University of South Dakota in organizational development, and marketing expertise, have given her valuable insight on what it takes to strategically create great places to work. She has helped Fortune 500  companies, as well as privately held SMB’s, clarify how they communicate their culture in order to attract, retain and engage both clients and employees.  

  • Thu
    17
    Oct
    2019
    8:15 amImagineIT, Bloomington
  • Thu
    21
    Nov
    2019
    8:15 amImagineIT, Bloomington