June 13, 2019
Starkey Hearing Technologies Headquarters - Eden Prairie, MN
lead. adapt. thrive.
This Annual Summit gathers industry leaders together to share insights on how to focus their leadership skills, adapt to the ever-changing society, and thrive in the workplace as they strive toward reaching their goals.
Young professionals (age 20 to 35) will gather from all over the region on June 13, 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Starkey Headquarters in Eden Prairie. Attendees will hear from Twin Cities professionals on topics that are key to learning how to succeed and achieve your goals in your professional lives.
Engage with numerous speakers throughout the event that will empower you to create and lead the most effective, collaborative team.
During the TCYP Summit you will have the opportunity to refine your talents, uncover your strengths and develop a better you.
Hear testimonies from top professionals on the marketplace change that they have had to overcome in their experience and how they learned to grow and adapt within society.
REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST & NETWORKING
Use this time to check in for the event, network with other attendees, and visit sponsor booths!
This is also an excellent time to review signage for directions on upcoming breakout speakers and other Summit stations.
As this is a major networking event, we highly suggest that you bring a generous stack of business cards to distribute as you meet countless new young professionals.
WELCOME & KEYNOTE
From Dorm Room to Board Room
BREAKOUT SESSION 1
How to leverage your job to launch your career (power of leadership)
Climbing The Corporate Ladder
Dave St. Peter
Journey of Self-Doubt
BREAKOUT SESSION 2
LUNCH & NETWORKING
Lead. Adapt. Thrive.
Founder – College Nannies, Sitters & Tutors
Come hear the inspiration local success story of College Nannies, Sitters & Tutors from founder Joe Keeley. Joe will share the CNST story from its humble dorm room beginnings to becoming the largest in-home childcare company in the country with over 10,000 Role Models serving families on both coasts and in the Midwest. And, special for the TC Young Professional Summit, Joe will reflect on how he learned to lead, adapt and thrive since founding the company at age 20.
Joe Keeley is a dynamic, yet thoughtful entrepreneur and conscious leader. As such, Keeley founded and grew College Nannies, Sitters & Tutors (CNST) into the nation’s largest in-home childcare and tutoring company. Keeley started CNST in 2001 from his dorm room while earning an Entrepreneurship degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. CNST has since disrupted the fragmented in-home childcare market through Keeley’s people leadership, technological innovation and indomitable spirit. CNST is now operating nearly 200 franchises on both coasts and in the Midwest and has been featured in such media outlets as Newsweek, USA Today, CNN, NPR and others.
Keeley also currently serves on the Board of Governors of the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, is a past President of the Minnesota chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and has been appointed by Governor Mark Dayton as a Youth Education Representative for the Minnesota Commission on National and Community Service. Keeley resides in Saint Paul, MN with his wife and two school age children.
President – Experience Leadership Coaching &
Dr. Stephen Crawford excels at business through leadership excellence; understanding that leadership is a process of making sound decisions, cultivating people, and nurturing their environment. He understands the need for business owners to create a vision and build a culture that inspires and engages others to get results.
Stephen knows the power of engagement, which is why he keeps his presentations interactive and thought-provoking. He crafts them with your goal in mind while being educational, motivational, and entertaining.
Stephen has a Doctorate in Emerging Leadership and is a certified trainer from the John Maxwell Group and Dale Carnegie & Associates.
Four Principles to fast forward your career
Knowing yourself (Self-awareness)
Understanding your environment (Organizational Leadership)
Developing Alliances (People-Awareness)
Reinventing yourself (Personal Growth)
Pahoua Yang Hoffman
Executive Director – Citizens League
Pahoua Yang Hoffman is the seventh executive director of the Citizens League, and is the first woman and the first person of color to hold the position in the organization’s 65-year history.
The Citizens League has developed and implemented nonpartisan policies on education, effective governance, taxes, parks and open space, transportation and other issues. The Citizens League is best known for bringing together diverse perspectives from experts and from the people affected by the issues. Notable achievements include the creation of the Metropolitan Council, supporting the nation’s first charter school laws, and launching Metropolitan State University.
Prior to being appointed to the executive director position, Pahoua was the organization’s Policy Director. In this role, she led two high-profile study committees on Metropolitan Council reform and transit financing. As a tangible way to diversify places of power, Pahoua and three other founding members conceived of the Capitol Pathways program, a paid internship program for college students of color that provides legislative training and access to the Minnesota State Capitol. Alumni of the program have moved on to secure policy-related positions or additional study.
Consultant – Prouty Project
Dave St. Peter
President – Minnesota Twins
As a Consultant at The Prouty Project, Kristin provides consulting and advisory support to strengthen the firm within the leadership development and strategic planning practice areas. Prior to joining the Prouty Project, Kristin spent two years in Indianapolis working at a software company on the marketing team. In addition, Kristin spent six summers working with youth at Camp Olson YMCA in northern Minnesota, eventually becoming Assistant Director.
Kristin loves trying new things and is not afraid to stretch herself in out-of-the-box situations. She lives in Minneapolis but is always planning her next big trip. She’s been to 28 countries and counting (including Antarctica!), always seeking adventure.
Kristin has a B.A. in psychology from DePauw University with a research focus on Emotional Intelligence and also spent a semester abroad studying positive psychology in Copenhagen, Demark.
Our world is in search of stronger leaders. The Prouty Project works with professionals from startups to Fortune 500 organizations in developing the mindsets, skills, and tools for better leading self, leading others, and leading the business. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the foundation of strong leadership and separates the great leaders from the good. Studies have shown EI to be two times the indicator of effective leadership than IQ and technical skill combined. By increasing self-awareness, self-management, social awareness & relationship management, leaders build higher levels of trust, develop others more effectively, and inspire great results. In this session, participants will:
• Understand the emotional intelligence framework and the impact on becoming a highly effective leader beginning with self-awareness.
• Experience emotional intelligence in action as participants catch themselves in the habit of their thinking through a short activity.
• Develop strategies for greater self-management to elevate achievement orientation, adaptability, emotional self-control & positive outlook.
Dave St. Peter was named the fourth president in Minnesota Twins history on November 26, 2002. St. Peter also assumed the Chief Executive Officer title on December 21, 2016 and continues to oversee the team's day-to-day operations, strategic planning and interaction with Major League Baseball.
St. Peter played a central role in the approval, design, construction and opening of Target Field, which was named 2011 Sports Facility of the Year by the Sports Business Journal/Sports Business Daily. He also recently led the Twins effort to secure and host the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game; expansion of the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, FL - named Ballpark Digest's 2015 Major Ballpark Renovation of the Year; as well as the team's partnership with Hennepin County on the design and programming of Minnesota's award-winning intermodal transit hub - Target Field Station.
At age 50, St. Peter begins his 28th year with the Twins. He joined the organization as an intern in 1990 and over his first decade with the franchise held a variety of positions including Pro Shop Manager, Communications Manager, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Senior Vice President of Business Affairs. As the club president, the Twins established a new single season franchise attendance record in 2010 by attracting more than 3.2 million fans to Target Field while the team was recognized by ESPN as having the best stadium experience in all of professional sports. St. Peter's leadership has been integral in the team's growing corporate partnership base; development of the "Magic Moments" customer service initiative; the "Go Twins, Go Green" environmental stewardship platform; expansion of the Treasure Island Baseball Network; aggressive community outreach; and enhanced alumni involvement -- including creation of the Twins Hall of Fame.
President – Starkey Hearing Technologies
Brandon Sawalich is President of Starkey Hearing Technologies. In 2017, Brandon Sawalich was named President, a culmination of a life’s passion for helping the world hear. Brandon leads a global team of more than 5,000 employees, with facilities in over 23 countries. He drives the strategic direction of Starkey Hearing Technologies and works closely with the Executive Team and other leaders throughout the organization to support the company’s values and goals.
Under Brandon’s leadership, Starkey Hearing Technologies has integrated sensors, artificial intelligence, and Healthable technology into our hearing health products, and he continues to seek out opportunities to bring cutting-edge products and solutions to market.
Among Brandon’s other interests and activities are various philanthropic and community-based ventures. He is dedicated to raising Minnesota’s and the Twin Cities’ profiles, both nationally and abroad, as a leading hub of business, especially in the medical and technology sectors. Brandon is also a longtime supporter of Special Olympics Minnesota and was elected to the organization’s Board of Directors in 2014 and served through 2015.
Brandon Sawalich is a proud husband to Stacy Sawalich and father to their two children. When he’s not providing life-changing hearing devices, he can be found coaching little league, supporting his children’s passions, enjoying activities on the lake with his family or cheering on the Chicago Cubs.
News Reporter/Anchor –
FOX 9 News
Sarah Danik joined FOX 9 as a reporter in December of 2018. She is an Emmy award-winning journalist, with 15 years of experience in the industry. Her work has taken her to NBC's Weekend Today Show and MSNBC as a producer, and to South Africa as a field producer. Finally to Long Island, Iowa, South Carolina, and now the Twin Cities where she has anchored and reported for a number of stations.
She and her husband Nick have a toddler, Ella and a dog, Bauer.
News Reporter/Weather Forecaster – FOX 9 News
This Colorado girl made her way to the Land of 10,000 Lakes from the Central Valley of California. From the time she was a little girl, Alex knew she wanted to be a meteorologist.
After graduating from the University of Colorado, she started walking down that path toward her dream. Alex kicked off her career in Casper, Wyoming where she worked as a reporter, anchor, producer, editor, weather-forecaster, you name it. From there it was off to Fresno, California to report and forecast the weather.
Alex has won awards for her work on stories and even was named Employee of the Year while working in Fresno.
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Registration is now open for the 2019 TCYP Summit!
Thursday, June 13
Starkey Hearing Technologies
6425 Washington Ave S, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Individual ticket: $179*
*this includes registration to all sessions, light breakfast, lunch and snacks during breaks
Registrations after June 1 will be $199 | No refunds will be issued after June 1
If you would like to register for the 2019 TCYP Summit, please call
(952) 944-2830 or click the button below!
When registering - if you are not with a member business of the Eden Prairie Chamber, please select the "Non-member Log-in" and include how you heard about the Summit!
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call the Eden Prairie Chamber at (952) 944-2830