ATTENTION: The continued growth of cases of the  Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in numerous organizations implementing meetings and business event restrictions for their employees including many that traditionally send staff to our Twin Cities Young Professionals Summit. This factor, along with an abundance of caution and concern for everyone’s health changing our event to a virtual webinar series this fall. 


The dates for the webinars will be August 14th, September (TBA), and October 9th. Check out the speakers and topics below!


  If you have any immediate questions, please call 952-944-2830.



Vision For Your Future

Engage with numerous speakers throughout the event that will empower you to take hold of your future and succeed on your journey through your work life AND your home life.

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.

During the TCYP Webinar Series you will have the opportunity to refine your talents, uncover your strengths and develop a better you.



August 14th

Erik Therwanger

Founder, Author, Speaker 

Erik is the founder of Think GREAT and draws from his experiences as a U.S. Marine, executive business leader, sales professional, and entrepreneur to help organizations achieve new levels of success. He uniquely combines leadership development, team building, sales training, and goal-setting into strategies and techniques that empower team members and leaders to exceed expectations.  

Erik has inspired audiences at companies such as US Bank, Sam’s Club, Shutterfly, RE/MAX, Hubbard Broadcasting, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Foods, armed services commands ranging from the Air National Guard to the U.S. Marine Corps, charities like The American Cancer Society, law enforcement and government agencies, and organizations in the health care and education industries.  

Think GREAT is a Certified Veteran-Owned Business and Erik is also author of The Think GREAT Collection. Erik shares the successful, proven concepts in his six books to give individuals and organizations the competitive edge needed for achieving new levels of success.  

As a speaker and coach, Erik’s training sessions provide the tools needed to achieve greater results. With a lasting message of inspiration, he also empowers audiences as he describes his life-changing experience of being his wife’s caregiver, during her four bouts with cancer. 

Erik's interactive and entertaining style engages audiences as he empowers them to open new possibilities in their personal and professional lives.  

Erik’s 3 Pillars of Business Greatness allows organizations to achieve greater results by providing dynamic programs and resources for the enhancement of leadership development, strategic planning, and sales excellence – building a stronger foundation.  

As a trainer and speaker for the spouses of armed services personnel, Erik is deeply aware of their challenges and sacrifices. To help support their education and career goals, Erik founded the Think GREAT Foundation, which is dedicated to awarding scholarships to military spouses. 

September (TBA)

Philomena Morrissey Satre
Director of Diversity & Inclusion and External Strategic Partnerships

Philomena serves as Director of Diversity & Inclusion and External Strategic Partnerships.  She joined Land O’Lakes June 2017, bringing more than 30 years of human resource experience in diversity and inclusion, community relations, work life and wellbeing. Before joining Land O’Lakes, she worked at Wells Fargo & Company.   Her previous roles included VP of Organizational Effectiveness Development, Diversity and Inclusion; Community Outreach Consultant; and Senior HR Consultant.

Philomena has extensive experience in developing and implementing diversity strategies, including internal initiatives and community-focused pipelines. Previously, Philomena participated in a Middle East Fellows project, in partnership with Hamline University and the U.S. State Department and traveled to the Middle East as a part of the peace and economic development project.  
Philomena joined the Board of Directors for the Cookie Cart organization.  She co- leads the Leadership Advisory Board for SHIFT and formerly served on the Board of SHIFT (nonprofit focused on people in midlife) for 8 years.  Philomena serves on the Agriculture D and I Consortium; and co-chairs the Twin Cities D&I Roundtable. Philomena was recently named to the Minnesota Workforce Citizen Commission on Aging. She previously served on the Minneapolis Workforce Council, the Executive Leadership Council for Honoring Women Worldwide, the Goodwill Easter Seals, Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio (CLUES), Lifeworks, HIRED and Resource Inc. Advisory Boards.  She also co-led the 2020 Women on Boards initiative for Minnesota.

Philomena has received numerous awards, including AARP/Pollen 50 over 50, the Minneapolis Business Journal’s Woman Change Maker and Minority Advocate, Minnesota Business The (Real) Power 50 Award and the University of Phoenix Diversity Leadership Award. Philomena has an MA in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University and a BA in Public Administration and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse.  Philomena is an Adjunct Professor at the University of St Catherine in the Master of Organizational Leadership Graduate Program.

October 13th

Kit Welchlin

Award-Winning Speaker

  • Kit grew up on a hog and dairy farm in southern Minnesota and began public speaking at the age of 9 in a 4-H public speaking contest. ​

  • At age 21 he purchased his first manufacturing company and by age 26 served as C.E.O. and Chairman of the Board of 3 manufacturing companies in 3 states.​

  • Has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communication, Business Administration and Political Science.

  • Received a Masters Degree in Speech Communication and Business Administration.​

  • In 1991, Kit started Welchlin Communication Strategies and Seminars On Stress, providing speeches and seminars, to private and public organizations.​

  • Kit taught part-time for 26 years for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, where he received the Teaching Excellence Award and had been repeatedly nominated as Outstanding Faculty.​

  • He is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association and has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation.  In 2014, Kit was inducted into the Minnesota Speakers Association Hall of Fame.

  • He has delivered more than 3,500 speeches and seminars to more than 500,000 people over the past 28 years.

Session Description


Creating a World-Class Client Experience: Be Invaluable to Your Company 

Research shows that we never hear from 96% of the people that are unhappy with us, or our organization, or our service. Do you really know how you’re doing? Learn world-class customer service strategies that work.


August 14th

Unleash the Leader in You!

Make an impact as you discover your greater purpose as a leader and unlock your potential, inspiring your team to reach new levels of success.

Attendees will discover the leadership strategies and techniques necessary to grow as a leader and prepare to do more than just fill a position - they will fulfill a purpose. Inspire, motivate, and influence the people around you. With an emphasis on creating an empowering culture, new leaders will learn new ways to encourage their team members, achieve exponential growth, and experience unparalleled results. Today's leaders will unleash the leadership potential in their teams!


  • Learn strategies to Enhance Perceptions

  • Understand techniques to Elevate Priorities

  • Discover new ways to Empower People

  • Develop the ability to Exceed Possibilities

August 14th

Creating a World-Class Client Experience

More information coming soon!

September (TBA)

Diversity and Inclusion

More information coming soon!


The TCYP Summit is brought to you by the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce.


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The TCYP Summit is made possible by the generous contributions of several organizations. Thank you, sponsors, for your support.


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Registration is now open for the
2020 TCYP Webinar Series!

  Individual Webinars:  $49

3 Webinar Package:  $99

If you would like to register for the 2020 TCYP Summit, please call

(952) 944-2830 email! 


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