Leadership Challenge CE Instructors



Leadership Challenge CE Instructors

All Attendees select 2 breakout workshop sessions. These workshops are included in the cost.



Karen Kodzik

Karen is a master’s level career, HR and management consultant.  As President and Owner of Cultivating Careers, a career management firm, she has helped thousands of professionals at various career crossroads develop the plans and tools to move forward and realize rewarding careers. In addition to her private practice, she is the published author of “Navigating Through Now What”, is a highly sought after speaker, and source to the Twin Cities media on career management, employment and job search related topics.. View bio & workshop»

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Deborah Galuk

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Robin Silverman

Robin is a talent development specialist with more than 20 years of experience with customized programs that deepen employee engagement with business strategy.  She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Development and Change Leadership, a Bachelors in English, as well as certifications in Energetics, and Value Stream Mapping.  Robin is also a Six Sigma green belt.  In addition to consulting, Robin has over 20 years of experience as a business owner in the retail industry.View bio & workshop»

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Mary Stieber Reynhout

Mary is a diversely skilled leader, educator, facilitator, consultant, and coach. She has enjoyed many years of leading learning and development, talent management, and organizational development functions within corporate, nonprofit, and higher education environments. Currently, Mary is the Associate Director, Career Development at St. Catherine University.View bio & workshop»

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Catherine Gray 
Catherine serves as the Director of Impact Strategy, Civic Engagement at The Minneapolis Foundation.  She is an expert in leadership development and inclusion and has supported more than 7500 established and emerging leaders nationwide. Drawing on her experience as a filmmaker, Catherine specializes in helping individuals and groups identify, shape and effectively use stories to engage and inspire audiences of one and many, and move people to action.View bio & workshop»
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Susan Palombo

Susan Grant Palombo has over 25 years of experience advising clients that include senior executives at Fortune 100 companies, owners of closely-held businesses, entrepreneurs and their families. She has extensive experience helping clients in areas such as succession management, mergers and acquisition due diligence and legacy planning, and has served on a number of corporate boards. She is a Certified Financial Planner TM Professional.View bio & workshop»


Deb Magnuson

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Missy Chicre

Missy Chicre is currently the Employee Experience Program Consultant at Cargill. She provides leadership and oversight on the end-to-end Global Census Employee Engagement Survey Program, including: Survey design, preparation, administration, communication, reporting and action planning. Missy is also responsible for development and delivery of Everyday Performance Management resources and tools, focused on process improvement, capability building, communications and measurement. Prior to her current role, Missy was a Global Lead in Inclusion & Diversity (I&D), managing the day to day operations of I&D work with Cargill global businesses and functions, as well as consulting on various I&D interventions. View bio & workshop»

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Marci Heerman

As a seasoned consultant, facilitator, and coach with nearly 20 years of business experience, Marci is an expert in the tools and processes of individual and organizational change. She helps senior leaders, design teams, and individuals bring vision into reality and strategy into action, while building resilience and capacity for more change.View bio & workshop»


Marci Malzahn

Marcia (Marci) Malzahn is a native of Nicaragua.In the past 10 years, Marci was promoted several times and her last position was Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer of the bank. Marci recently started her own bank consulting practice focusing on Enterprise Risk Management and coaching bank leaders on “The Business of Banking.” Marci is also a public speaker and author of her book Devotions for Working Women.View bio & workshop»

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Cindy Kent

Cindy is a a visionary executive and healthcare veteran with 20+ years in the industry.  She is a sought after speaker who is currently the President & General Manager for the Drug Delivery Systems Division of 3M.  Cindy is a 2007 German Marshall Fellow as well as a a member of the 2013 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute. She was recognized by the Twin Cities Business Journal as a "Top 40 under Forty” in 2008 and received one of the Society of Women Engineers highest honors as the Suzanne Jenniches Upward Mobility Award recipient in 2013. View bio & workshop»

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