Our next Studio/E At the Hill cohorts embark on their expeditions February of 2018

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Stories

 

Reason to Believe

The Studio/E Community has more than 500 successful members from all sectors. Some of the organizations include Target, Allina Health, the FBI, Cargill, Babson College, University of St. Thomas, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Vistage and many others.

 

I run into people all of the time who have great ideas, but the genius is not in the ideas, it’s in the execution and the forwarding of those ideas. I can see a situation where people come to me with a good idea and they will be a fantastic candidate for the studio e experience.

AJ Meyer, Co-Founder/Partner
GoKart Labs

 

For me the biggest value that I’ve gained from Studio/E was really realizing that I may have more in common with people. There are some folks in my cohort that I frankly would not have thought of as colleagues or friends simply because we have very different ideologies or political persuasions. Going through this exercise in Studio/E, I have found we have so much more in common and that commonality gives us a great place to build and problem solve from.

Teresa Morrow, V.P., External Relations
Minneapolis Foundation

 

I highly leveraged the Compass methodology and entrepreneurial concepts in developing this capability. Coming from a place of ‘current means’ in a corporate environment where we are often stagnant because we perceive a lack of resource was a HUGE turning point for me. I built a new corporate capability with a small team and shoestring budget that I scraped together. Setting the tone around leveraging the resource I had around me created a ‘can do’ culture within the team where we didn’t allow artificial barriers to get in our way.

Tiffany Snyder
Global SAP Competency CoE Leader at Cargill

 

If I was enrolling someone to Studio/E, I would tell them listen, you’re going to grow. You’re going to come out of it a better leader, a better person, a better thinker, a better listener. You’re going to learn things about yourself you didn’t know. You’re going to go on a journey. You’re going to be able to explore different ideas. You’re going to be able to explore yourself a little more, and you’re really going to grow as a person and that is a great experience, and we don’t do it enough. It will pay off benefits for you and your organization and for everyone around you.

Frank Vascellaro, News Anchor
WCCO

 

Aside from making fantastic connections with very inspirational people, Studio/E gave me a chance to take time to think about what I want to accomplish, how I’m going to do it, and different paths to use that that wouldn’t necessarily be natural to me. Anytime you get a bunch of smart people in a room – anytime you’re able to get information from smart people – it’s an incredible combination.

Studio/E has done a great job of teaching me to listen to other people better and enroll myself in learning more about them. Studio/E has changed the way in which I work with my team members and speak to them in ways that encourage the promotion of ideas and the creation of ideas.

Heather Kliebenstein, Partner
Merchant & Gould