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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.

 

There is so much uncertainty in our world today, for all of us moving forward, whatever our business or personal lives might be. Tying the concepts developed by Babson and Jump with what Nate and Tom have created gives us the tools in whatever endeavors we may have to chart those unchartered waters and find success in our futures.

Dr. Corey Jensen, D.D.S.
Smile Design Dentistry

 

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

 

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

 

Studio/E completely changes the way you’re approaching your work. It gives you a new set of tools for dealing with future projects and potentialities, but it also challenges you in the moment to rethink how you are approaching the stuff you’re dealing with now, right here on the ground.

Pilar Gerasimo, Founding Editor
Experience Life Magazine and RevolutionaryAct.com