Welcome to Skills à la Carte!

 A series of workshops dedicated to giving you concrete skills to help you grow your business. Workshops will be offered for those at every stage of their entrepreneurial journey. Just getting started? Been planning something for a while but don’t know how to get off the ground? Have you been in the game for a minute but want to grow your enterprise further? We’re got you covered! Just pick the workshops that teach the skills you need – à la Carte style.

To begin, please select the level of experience you have. Of course, anyone is welcome to try any course, but we’ve created these categories based on what we think fits you best.

Our next round of Skills a la Carte will take place November 2-20, 2020.

The theme for this Fall is Back to Basics: HOW TO Build your Social Business when Times are Tough.

Our November Skills a la Carte Workshops will help you:

  • Focus on the key areas that will support your business growth
  • Find extra/free support in your community
  • Stay inspired & motivated through challenges


Do you have an idea for an organization, but you aren’t sure how to flesh it out and grow it into a business? This is the place for you. These workshops will cover the basics that you need to make your dream a reality.



Say you’ve grown your idea into a venture, but you not quite sure how to get it off the ground and running smoothly. These workshops will teach you how to do just that, and other skills you might need along the way.


You’ve been in the game a while, you want your business to reach the stars and beyond, huh? Well, you’ve come to the right place. These workshops cover advanced topics that will send your enterprise into the stratosphere.


Meet our instructors

Beatrice Adenodi is a marketing guru and awareness advocate. She is the proud owner of Mirror Ink, a marketing production firm that specializes in strategy, planning, logistics, and execution. As a practitioner of experiential marketing for over 15 years, she has supported over 500 brands and has provided logistics and planning for over 2,000 events. This has led her to develop an extensive network of professional colleagues who have helped serve her long list of VIP clients. Beatrice has always been drawn to help build businesses and organizations that create social impact, and practicing in this area of business has given her a greater understanding of human behaviors and patterns. This passion drove her to create Mindless Behaviors, a new segment of her business that is devoted to bringing greater reasoning and awareness to humanity.

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 isa Principal with Cogent Consulting and a former adjunct professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and 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.

Rebecca Foley owns and operates Phoenix Growth Systems, an up and coming bookkeeping firm located in the NW Metro. We focus on working with businesses to create a strong foundation through bookkeeping processes, and using that foundation to create systems for growth. Rebecca has over 15 years experience with bookkeeping for small businesses, using QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online. She was trained in bookkeeping as a teenager while working in her father’s accounting firm. Like most entrepreneurs, she used the skills she had learned to create a pathway to entrepreneurship.

Paul Johnson is the founder of Proactivism, a coaching and consulting firm that helps activists and nonprofit professionals do social change work from a place of balance, mindfulness, and resilience. He believes that it is not only possible, but it is necessary for change-makers to manage stress and prevent burnout so that they can effectively and sustainably do this hard work for years to come. He lives in South Minneapolis with his partner, Bailey, their pets–Curry and Pita–and a little one on the way!

Becky Judd has two decades in Human Resources with Fortune 500 companies. She has worked in all facets of Human Resources from benefits and talent development, M&A to compensation, compliance and employee relations, while spending the majority of her career in the compliance and employee relations arena. 

In 2014, Becky opened her own Human Resources firm with the defined purpose of ensuring small businesses knew more about Human Resources so they could do better by their employees. Becky has a strong passion for partnering with business ownership to collaborate and assist in the success of their business through their employees by utilizing her experience, practical actions and recognition of culture.

Becky holds an MBA and Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. She also holds a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional certification and is a member of the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

Emmalea Mulder is a graduating senior at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Throughout her academic career she has done a lot of freelance consulting in a variety of disciplines- social media marketing strategies, graphic design, event coordinating, project management, content curation, business analysis, and so much more! Emmalea saw her strengths and how she could transform them in ways to help those around her. Her experience is multidimensional and provides youthful energy and motivation to all projects she is involved in.

Anthony Streiff is an educator, student, coach, artist, performer, and storyteller who delights in drawing connections between ideas and cultivating connections between people. Anthony has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Bachelor’s Degree in International Leadership for Social Change, and is currently working towards a second Master’s degree in conflict resolution. Anthony has studied and practiced Nonviolent Communication (NVC) for more than 8 years, and actively integrated the theory and practice of NVC with other leadership and personal development practices, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Anthony is a lifelong Tolkien nerd and Sailor Moon is still his favorite superhero. Anthony can be reached via LinkedIn here.