Gain access to one-on-one coaching!

Feeling stuck? Tired of trying to do everything on your own?

Impact Hub MSP has a diverse group of volunteers ready to provide you coaching, advice and mentorship on a variety of topics.

To book a session with one of our coaches:

  • Read the descriptions below to find who can help you
  • Contact the coach of your choice to request a meeting
  • Any questions – contact [email protected]

Thanks to support from Elevate Business Hennepin County, this services is available to Impact Hub members and any business within Hennepin County.

Interested in volunteering as an Expert Coach? Fill out an interest form HERE.

Cogent Consulting

Terri Barreiro, Impact Hub MSP Co-founder

Topics: New Venture Development, Nonprofit Development, Impact Reporting, Impact Investing, Developing a Viable Business Plan

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.

Contact: [email protected]


Prashant Karki, MEDA

Topics: Sustainable Business Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking, Minority Business Support, International Business, Supply Chain

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. He has experience with international business and supply chains and currently works at MEDA as a business consultant helping minority entrepreneurs. He is also working on an MBA in sustainable business at the Maharishi International University and has started his own Public Benefit Corporation – Y sustainability. Prashant is passionate about educating entrepreneurs to succeed and scale their businesses 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.

Contact: [email protected], 323-333-7025

Fraction COO

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, Content Strategy & Design

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.

Contact: [email protected]

Fractional CMO, Rossini Marketing Group
Jeff Kluge

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.

Contact: [email protected] 

Paul Johnson, Proactivsm

Topics: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Intercultural Development, Strengthsfinder, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Burnout Prevention

Along with nearly 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working for social justice, Paul holds a Master’s in Leadership from Augsburg University where he studied leadership development, organizational design, and change management.

He is also an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Qualified Administrator, a Gallup Certified CliftonStrengths Coach and a YWCA Racial Justice Facilitator.

Contact: [email protected]

Kevin Brown, Smart Set, Inc.
Topics: Branding, Packaging Solutions, Suppliers and Process with a focus on Sustainable Packaging, Scaling package production from 100 to a million

Owner of Smart Set, Inc., digital design and print shop, Certified B Corp and Union shop. Kevin has 30+ years experience working with local and national brands such as Tanka Bar, Peace Coffee, Sweet Jules confections, Isidore Nuts, Thumbs Cookies, breweries and distilleries, restaurants, etc., and has attended numerous national packaging shows such as Pack Expo.

Contact: [email protected]

Elizabeth Rossini, Fractional CMO
Topics: Marketing & go to market strategy, planning & execution, Demand generation initiatives, Budget creation & management, B2B & B2C channels, Building teams with trust based leadership

Elizabeth is a veteran marketing leader, with more than 20 years of experience with startups and innovative parts of fortune 20 companies.

Currently working as a “single shingle” fractional CMO, Elizabeth specializes in helping companies go to market and monetize quickly through smart marketing programs and demand generation initiatives. Elizabeth’s motto is: everybody wins when everybody wins.

Contact: [email protected]

Tony Loyd, Author, TEDx speaker, business coach, and podcast host.
Topics: Sales & Fundraising, Leading Self, Vision and Values, Problem Exploration, Customer Discovery, Solution Exploration, Business Model, Corporate Governance, Leadership Plan, Go-to-Market Plan, Key Segment Traction, Validated Backlog, Product Plan, Minimum Viable Product, Financial Projections, Financial Plan, Seed Funding, etc. 

Tony Loyd is a venture building expert. He is a former Fortune 500 executive with companies such as John Deere, Medtronic, and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Today, Tony is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, business coach, and podcast host.

He is the Executive Producer of the podcast Social Entrepreneur. He shares positive stories from underrepresented voices, focused on solutions. Social Entrepreneur is downloaded more than half a million times in over 180 countries.

Tony also hosts Thrive. Connect. Contribute. where he tells stories of people who thrive in life, connect with others, and contribute to the world in the face of adversity.

He is a TEDx speaker and the best-selling author of Crazy Good Advice: 10 Lessons Learned from 150 Leading Social Entrepreneurs.

Contact: [email protected]

Jeff Kluge, Holistic Ethics
Topics: Business plans, strategies for product development, financial modeling, capital needs and go-to-market. 

Jeff is a lifelong entrepreneur, combining curiosity, a growth mindset and understanding the solution to others’ problems through their desired reasoning. He has the vision to connect the dots of why and how to help people nurture their start-ups and live better lives.

He brings 25 years of professional experience in investment management & advisory expertise from a decorated career at Merrill Lynch. Having found the need to design solutions for clients with varied backgrounds, he gained an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of early-stage companies, but of venture capital.

He is one of a handful of experts in the emerging field of AI Ethics compliance. (Critical in Europe for those whose autonomous systems engage with Children.)

As an expert for The Impact Hub, this represents a purpose-driven calling. Jeff is an advisor to anyone needing a Sherpa to drive sustainable impact for their endeavor.