Professional Speaking

I speak on business growth, and I enjoy the sidebar conversations that come from my talks, where I have been able to help business owners struggling with growing pains. For the past couple of years, I have been working one on one with freelancers and business owners, helping them to implement elements of EOS/Traction in their own businesses. If you are struggling bringing sanity and order to your business, I would love to work with you to help you gain control.

Featured Talk

EOS For Agencies: A Business Growth Structure that Works

In his book Traction, Gino Wickman outlines a business management template called the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).

Jumping Penguin

When we implemented EOS in our agency, we completely restructured the business. We saw rapid turnover of both staff and customers. What seemed like a terrifying journey turned into an agency life saver. The final result has been a clear growth strategy, dedicated team members that share my vision, and noticeable business growth.

In this talk, I’ll present the basics of EOS, sharing some hurdles that I encountered while incorporating the system in my agency. I’ll provide resources and templates for those looking to implement EOS into their business, and highlight how even minimal changes in weekly business operations can create massive change and improvements in an agency.

Selected Talks

Following are a selecting of talks that I've given at conferences and local networking events. Don't see what you're looking for? I'm happy to discuss your conference needs and tailor a speech to your audience.

Mastering Your Brand Image


Topic: Branding

Audience: Freelancers, Business Owners

What makes a strong brand? Who are some of the strongest brands you know – and how do you feel when you think about them? In this talk, we will explore how brand values, brand voice, and reputation all play into how others perceive your brand. The goal is to turn your existing customers into your biggest brand advocates!

Project Management for Developers


Topic: Project Management

Audience: Freelancers, Agency Owners

This talk was at a conference in Minneapolis. I covered the basics of project management, and went in-depth on tackling scope creep and communications issues when working on custom development projects.

Freelance to Agency: Taking the Leap


Presentations and Workshops
Discussion Groups

Topic: Growing a Business

Audience: Freelancers, New Business Owners

A talk from experience growing from a one-person business into a full agency with 9 W2 employees. This talk covers the basics of business, incorporating, securing financial and legal help, and growing a staff.

The Power of Networking

Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce

Topic: Networking

Audience: Business Owners

Why is networking so important when it comes to growing a business? In this talk, I covered the reasons for networking in business, places to network with others, and how forming relationships with your direct competitors can actually lead to more business for both companies.

Business Panels, Project Management Panels


Topic: Project Management

Audience: Freelancers, Agency Owners

I participated in a business panel with other business owners in the industry. Discussion was organic, fielding questions from the audience. Topics from employees to marketing, to business growth were covered.

Increasing Website Conversions

Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce

Topic: Website Design

5 Things to Do With Your Website Today to Increase Conversions

This talk was delivered to an audience of business owners in Anoka, MN. They left with 5 changes they could implement on their website immediately to increase the leads their website brought in.

Contact Me for Speaking Requests

I am available for speaking engagements at events in the Minneapolis, Minnesota and surrounding communities. My specific area of expertise is business growth for digital marketing agencies, though the principles of EOS can be applied to any growing business. Reach out if you are interested in engaging me to speak at an upcoming event, or arrange a private presentation or coaching session with your team.