Conference Agenda

8:00-8:30am       Check-In, Light Breakfast
8:30-8:40             Welcome 
8:40-9:35             “Sorry, Not Sorry: Communicating with Confidence”:  Lori Addicks|Larkspur Group
9:45-10:45           Break out Session I 
How to Build Your Personal Brand: Marissa McDonough|Live From the Laundry Room
Designing for Resilience: Lorca Smetana|MSU Leadership Development
Top 20 Apps that are Changing Business: Suzi Berget White|Montana Women's Business Center
 
11:00-12:00pm   Panel: Genuine Networking
       Hannah Bratterud|Multiplier Consulting Group, Claudia Krevat|Claudia's Mesa, Jen Schimbeno|Blackmore Group, LLC
 
12:15-1:00           Lunch
1:00-2:00             Breakout Session II
Let’s Talk Sales and How to Sell: Marissa McDonough|Live From the Laundry Room
Financial Fundamentals: Katie Pederson|Edward Jones
Grow and Develop Your Team with a Coach’s Approach: Karen Lum|K. Lum Consulting
 
2:05-2:15              Mentoring Award
2:15-3:45              "This Would Be Funny... If It Wasn’t Happening to Me!: How to Navigate the Future with
      Enthusiasm & Vigor":  Jody Urquhart | Speaker, Coach, Facilitator, Author
4:00-4:45              Networking Social and Silent Auction
 
 

Morning Group Speaker

 
Lori Addicks headshotLori Addicks, President of Larkspur Group, is a consultant, master facilitator, and executive coach specializing in leadership, organizational and team development, as well as multi-generational diversity. She has over 25 years of experience partnering with senior executives in North America, and 60 countries across Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America to translate business goals into value-added people strategies across the spectrum of talent management. With expertise in selection, assessment, performance management, and diversity, she specializes in getting the right people in the right job at the right time. She knows how to inspire people to get the desired results, especially during times of transition. Lori has worked across multiple         industries including retail, consumer products, real estate, manufacturing, media, and home health             care. Her clients, both global and domestic, include The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Enterprises, Apple           Inc., AT&T, and many more. 

Breakout Presenters 

 
Karen Lum headshotKaren Lum is the owner of K. Lum Consulting – as a “Business Co-Pilot”, Karen supports leaders who are growing or elevating their businesses and teams. Her services include one-on-one business coaching, facilitated planning sessions, employee training and program development & implementation. With 20 years of experience, her training clients include non-profit organizations, small and large businesses and several luxury service and high-end brands. As a business coach, Karen supports clients to gain perspective, heightened awareness and actionable steps to improve, scale and succeed.
   
 
Marissa McDonough headshotMarissa McDonough has been an entrepreneur for over 16 years and has built two successful businesses based in the Gallatin Valley.  Marissa is a busy mom of three girls and married to an even busier builder in the valley. Marissa has a Marketing Degree from the college of Business at MSU and loves any opportunity to speak with a group of women in the valley about business, goals, grit and so much more.
   
 

Katie Pederson headshotKatie Pederson began her career as a financial advisor with Edward Jones in 2010 and enjoys getting to know clients, their families, their fears and their dreams. After starting with Edward Jones in the Seattle area, she moved to Bozeman in 2013. Along with her active husband and kids, she is passionate about giving back to support trails, the library, and helping other business owners succeed. Katie volunteers on the Prospera Women's Business Advisory Board to help support businesses at all stages.

   
 
Lorca Smetana headshotLorca Smetana is an award-winning educator, consultant and inspirational speaker in leadership and human resilience development, helping people, businesses, schools and communities design for energy, creativity and compassion.  She is on the faculty of the Human Leadership Development Program at Montana State University, and holds an MA in International Studies.
   
 

Suzi Berget-White headshotSuzi Berget White is the Director of Montana Women’s Business Center. Her management, counseling and teaching styles are based on real life applications blending her business education with experiences as a business owner, fundraiser, human resource manager, public speaker and trainer. She has counseled over 600 female business owners throughout Montana and has created content for trainings that offer her clients transforming questions and tips that achieve breakthroughs, add value, and get results. 

  

   
   

Panelists

 Hannah Braterrud headshotHannah Bratterud is the founder of Multiplier Consulting Group.As a learning consultant and sales coach, Hannah helps businesses achieve stronger sales results and build better teams by investing in their most important customers: their employees. Hannah is passionate about helping people grow by developing their skills and awareness and loves working with leaders on how to positively impact their teams. Applying her recent studies with the NeuroLeadership Institute, Hannah develops brain-based learning and coaching programs. 
   
 
Claudia Krevat headshotClaudia Krevat is a Colombian-born, Montana chef, event planner, and cooking instructor. Claudia’s approach to food is a mash-up of global inspirations using Montana-grown and raised ingredients. She cooks, teaches, plans, and produces condiments and seasonings out of her colorful business, Claudia’s Mesa, which brings a slice of Latin American, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean to Montana. She represents the Montana Organic Lentil growers of Timeless Foods since 2014 and is completing her first solo cookbook, Global Pulse. Learn more at www.claudiasmesa.com
   
 

Jen Schimbeno headshotJen Schimbeno rarely meets a stranger.  She believes that there is always something to be learned from others if you are willing to listen. The art of listening and connecting with others has helped Jen to have a successful career in financial services for 10+ years. She is a wife, mom and a partner in two successful businesses.  Jen has always demonstrated the belief that if you really listen to those around you the impact you are able to provide becomes much greater!

Photo by Tyson Crinkle/Bright Side Montana

   

 


 

Workshop Agenda

8:00-8:10am       Check-In, Coffee and Pastries 
8:10-8:15             Welcome 

8:15-9:15             Keynote: Liz Marchi | Frontier Angel Fund
9:20-10:20           Breakout Session

Time Management: Michelle Haught|The Haught Spot
Visual Business Mapping: Karen Lum|K. Lum Consulting 
 

10:30-10:55        1:1 Business Coaching Session/Topic 1 - coaches preassigned based on partcipant's needs
11:00-11:25         1:1 Business Coaching Session/Topic 2 coaches preassigned based on partcipant's needs

11:30-12:15pm   Panel: Women Entrepreneurs in Action

Kara Gallinger| The Work Spot, Michelle Haught| The Haught Spot, Kristen Nichols| Once Upon a Child, Christina Price| Bar Method, Brie Thompson| Olivelle and Mavens Market

12:20-12:30         Closing

 

Morning Speaker

 
Liz MarchiLiz Marachi Marchi is the founder of Frontier Angel Fund 2 and the Fund Coordinator for the Frontier Angel Fund, LLC, Montana’s first angel fund. These funds invest in early stage companies in Montana and the inland Pacific Northwest and pioneered a syndication strategy for rural markets.  She serves as Advisory Board Chair for the Flathead Beacon,  and www.flatheadliving.com

an equity financed community media enterprise in Northwest Montana.   She is a co-founder of Northfork Strategies. She serves on the Advisory Board of Next Frontier Capital and on the Board and Finance Committee of North Valley Hospital. Ms. Marchi has a background in legislative and public policy issues related to business growth and development at the state and federal levels.  She is a proven leader and relationship builder and has served as President of the Montana Ambassadors, President of the Hollins University Alumnae Association and as a Trustee of Hollins University.   She served as President and CEO for 7 years of Montana West Economic Development and the Flathead County Port Authority focusing on marketing, communications and access to capital for economic and entrepreneurial development. She served on the Advisory Board for the Montana Meth Project, the Governor’s Economic Development Advisory Council, The Montana World Trade Center, the Greater Polson Community Foundation and the Montana ACE Scholarship Foundation. She was honored by the MSU JJCBE and the Prospera Business Network as the Woman to Woman Mentor of the Year.  She served as one of the two first US State Department Professional Fellows to travel to Myanmar in 2014 to work with entrepreneurs. She resides with her husband Jon on a ranch outside of Polson, Montana where she sells natural, Montana raised, Wagyu (Kobe) beef. www.marchiranch.com  

Breakout Presenters 

 
Karen Lum headshotKaren Lum is the owner of K. Lum Consulting – as a “Business Co-Pilot”, Karen supports leaders who are growing or elevating their businesses and teams. Her services include one-on-one business coaching, facilitated planning sessions, employee training and program development & implementation. With 20 years of experience, her training clients include non-profit organizations, small and large businesses and several luxury service and high-end brands. As a business coach, Karen supports clients to gain perspective, heightened awareness and actionable steps to improve, scale and succeed.
   
   

Panelists

 Brie ThompsonBrie Thompson, at the age of 22, co-found Olivelle, a specialty food retail store in Bozeman, MT. With a passion for customer service, taste for superior product quality, and endearing desire to grow and change, she has built Olivelle into a worldwide brand. Olivelle created a "Tap & Taste Oil & Vinegar Bar Concept" that can be found in over 60 stores across the US, a handful of stores in Canada, and most recently crossing the Atlantic into Oslo, Norway.In late 2018, Brie opened Mavens Market with a friend. The store features over 100 varieties of fresh cut cheese & charcuterie, bean to bar chocolates, fresh pasta from Italy, house made gelato, espresso, panini's and grilled cheese, and coming soon, a Wine Bar!