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A variety of content experts volunteer for Impact Hub to provide coaching, advice and mentorship to our members. These professionals have volunteered their time to advise social entrepreneurs in areas such as fundraising, financial planning, human resources and legal issues. Not exactly sure what steps you need to take to build your business? General experts are available to help direct members to exactly what they need.
For Impact Hub members & by appointment only.
Terri Barreiro is a consultant to small foundations and nonprofit organizations focusing on improving effectiveness and efficiency of their philanthropic activities, new venture development and their collaborative endeavors. She is an adjunct professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and co-teaches at Carlson School of Business, both at the University of Minnesota. She is co-author of Social Entrepreneurship: the Journey from Issue to Viable Venture. And she is co-founder, and volunteer venture advisor for members of Impact Hub Minneapolis Saint Paul.
Her career includes a decade as founding Director of the McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns University in Central Minnesota, twenty years as Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Minneapolis Area and five years as program officer and co-director of the national Dayton Hudson Foundation, a corporate foundation that is now Target Foundation. Throughout her career she has been a consultant to others for success in philanthropy, new organization design and public private partnerships locally and national.
She is an avid volunteer currently sitting on two nonprofit boards, Close Gaps by 5 and Community Giving. She recently completed nine years as member of the Cargill (corporate) Foundation. Throughout her career she sat on nonprofit boards and state and local government strategic committees including Saint John’s University, Way to Grow (which she helped found), and the Governors Commission on Action For Children.
Prashant has spent his career in a variety of entrepreneurial, leadership, and business development roles. He has a degree in Technology Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland and an MS in Entrepreneurship from Anaheim University. Prashant has experience with international business and supply chain from owning both wholesale and retail business in Minnesota. He currently works at MEDA as a business consultant helping minorities with small businesses and startups. He is also working on an MBA in sustainable business at the Maharishi International University. Prashant is passionate about helping entrepreneurs succeed and scale their business to solve various issues that we face in our world today. He can be an excellent resource, mentor, and friend to collaborate or brainstorm to take your venture to the next level.
Jane E. Durkee, Consultant, Chief Solutions Catalyst, Former Television and Media Production COO
Topics: Strategic Planning and Business Optimization, Operational Framework and Structure Design, Corporate Culture Design, International Business Development, Cross-Functional Team Communication
An entrepreneurial intrapreneur executive with a reputation for removing productivity barriers, generating opportunities by proactively developing and managing complex business operations,
and ideating growth strategies that drive business goals in dynamic, nimble and high-risk environments. Jane is a mission-minded, “Jane of All Trades” with a passion for maximizing human, financial, technology and operational resources to propel ideation, adaptation and integration of business goals. Jane is an enthusiastic, tenacious leader with a growth mindset laser-focused on building high performance teams in early and go-go mode to meet big goals. Jane’s personal passion is community engagement with a global lens. As a volunteer teacher in the developing world, Jane has seen first-hand how integral sustained and vertical investment can make meaningful change.
Email: [email protected]
Joseph (Joe) Pavicic
CEO & Founder -J Pavicic Securities Inc
Topics: Start-up planning, launch and development, investor relations
Appointments with Joe can be made by Community Host referral.
Joe founded a financial and business management consulting firm in 1988 to provide quantitative and qualitative analysis, advice on acquisition, developing a plan to restructure a sales force, creating a new business strategy, evaluate management decisions, provide guidance and counsel to enterprises seeking solutions, project assistance, and change management to both private and public sectors.
He currently serves as an Investment Advisory Board Member for a public private partnership and incubator/accelerator and an investor in early stage start-ups. Joe has extensive experience with startups that continues today. The Capital Fund of that partnership was featured in the 9th Federal Reserve Bank publication regarding the use of community reinvestment act credits. He is a graduate of St. John’s University with a BA in Economics and Business Management.
Laurie LeMoine, Fathom Consulting
Topics: Organizational strategies, Strategic planning, Human Centered Design
Laurie excels at improving health care management. She’s optimized health care delivery, product implementation, payer negotiations, and financial analysis. She’s skilled in a variety of process improvement techniques, including Lean and Six Sigma. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Arts in Education from Portland State University. Laurie is a regular participant in Fathom’s run club and can otherwise be found at the lake with her family.
Topics: Productivity, finding your creative rhythm, work style, getting organized, honing business ideas
Kelly Pratt, founder of “So, do it! :: for women ready to make SH!T happen.” Mentor to creative entrepreneurs, she dives deep with her clients to find their best flow – their “creative rhythm” – turning their ideas and passions into products, artistic creations, books, new business ventures or simply more fulling lives.
Pratt is a life coach certified by Dr. Martha Beck. Through several intentional career reboots, she’s identified her sweet spot her super power – connecting people and helping them find their best flow – their “creative rhythm.”
She dives deep with her clients as they get their simmering dreams, ideas and passions off the back burner, taking action and doing what they knew they could do.
Kelly Pratt “…is a wildly creative soul who can coach you into confidence … she’ll fuel your passion and cheer on your efforts. If you’d love to be more creative, but feel shut down by fears or circumstances, she’ll unlock the cage and set you free. Either way, you’ll have a ton of fun.” ~ Martha Beck