The Catalyst Circle

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Doors open at 6:00pm

SURLY BREWING
520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis

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You were built for this.

Starting your own business is hard. But so is being in a job that doesn’t feed your soul. Maybe you feel stuck. Maybe you know you have more to give to the world. Maybe you have an idea, but you’re just scared. Maybe yes to all?

Our panelists have all been there and are now on the other side of starting their own thing, or working to  get a startup off the ground. They’ll share how they made the transition from their cushy corporate jobs to building thriving companies and what they learned along the way.

Spoiler alert: You were built for what you know - in your heart -  is next!

 

Details

Tuesday, June 25
6:00pm - 6:30pm Mingle
6:30pm - 8:15pm Panelists
8:15pm - 9:00pm Mingle

Surly Brewing
520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Free parking available

Ticket includes: 1 drink ticket, appetizers and awesome panelists!

This is for you if…

You want to level up your potential in your career.

You want to be taken seriously for higher level roles.

You want to live your most authentic life.

You want to network and meet other superstars.  

Meet the Panel

The Catalyst Circle - Panelist Rachel Vegas

Rachael Vegas

Former Chief Merchant
Brandless

LinkedIn

Rachael is starting a new role at HEB as SVP in Merchandising next month in San Antonio, TX. Previous to that, she spent three years as the Chief Merchant at Brandless, a pure play e-commerce retailer. Rachael was the first team member at Brandless and built the go to market strategy, product standards and merchandising, planning and quality assurance teams.

Prior to joining Brandless, Rachael spent over a decade at Target in a variety of buying, sourcing and merchandising roles. She was most recently the Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Center Store Grocery, and previously held leadership roles in many other categories. Rachael began her career at Hannaford Supermarkets in her hometown of Portland, Maine, where she served as a Store Manager, and then joined Hannaford’s parent company, Delhaize, as a category manager in beauty.

Rachael holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Tufts University and an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She currently lives in St. Louis Park, Minn., with her husband John, and two daughters Lauren and Juliana.

The Catalyst Circle - Panelist Daniel Duty

Daniel Duty

Founder and CEO
Conlego

LinkedIn

Daniel is one of the country’s leading authorities on negotiation & partnership. He created the one of its kind Business Partnerships and Negotiations team while at Target where he oversaw thousands of negotiations and built transformational partnerships with companies such as Google, Coca-Cola, Unilever, and P&G.

Daniel has also served as the VP of Global Affairs and Strategy at Target, Chief Negotiator at General Mills, aide to US Senator Paul Simon, and a trial attorney for the US Intl Trade Commission.

He is a frequent lecturer at conferences and leading universities such as Harvard, Berkeley, and Northwestern.

Kristin Shane - The Catalyst Circle

Kristin Shane

Founder and CEO
Fly Feet Running

LinkedIn

Kristin is the Chief Dream-Follower, Founder and CEO at Fly Feet Running. She spent most of her career running high profile businesses for Target, most recently as the Vice President Merchandise Manager of the $6.2B omni-channel beauty and personal care business. She started Fly Feet in 2016 to realize her own vision: to inspire people to chase the best version of themselves.

Her passion is building high performing teams and businesses. Kristin was the recipient of Women in Business Award by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, serves on the Board of Directors of Twin Cities in Motion, has an MBA, was a Peace Corps volunteer, and is an unstoppable mom to her three young children.

 
 
The Catalyst Circle
 

Creating and navigating a successful career is hard. There is no field guide, no how-to, no rules of the road. It’s on all us to figure it out. Finding mentors who can help and have been there and done that isn’t always easy. But, they’re out there and they want to help. We’re creating a forum to bring these rock stars to the people. Listening to and gaining exposure to accomplished executives and innovative entrepreneurs who have navigated issues, problems, and obstacles that we all go through is a game changer.

The Catalyst Circle gives you a peek behind the curtain for how successful people have gotten to where they are. We pack our events with inspiration and action, but more importantly real talk, no b.s. and just the frank rules of the road for how people have navigated their lives. You’ll walk away inspired and ready to level up where you’re going.

We believe in

 

Transparency
the real deal.
no b.s.

Authenticity
enhancing who we already are.
coming into ourselves.
own your story.

Empowerment
we all have the ability to be better and a little help along the way is just what we need.

Community
we are better together. we lift each other up.

 

The journey is messy and everyone’s is different, but together we got this.  

 

Created by:

Carly Broderick - The Catalyst Circle

Carly Broderick

Website | LinkedIn | Instagram

Carly founded Brodstone Consulting with the hypothesis that her diverse background and skill set would be valuable to businesses on a fractional basis. She works with retailers, consumer brands and entertainment companies on high-growth initiatives. Prior to consulting, Carly worked as an executive leading billion+ dollar businesses in corporate America (Fortune 30 retailer), as a consumer brand marketing guru in entertainment (mega-blockbuster movie studio) and as a jack of all trades event producer in Los Angeles (boutique event agency.) She’s skilled at identifying and solving pain points and sprinting after the biggest opportunity.

Carly is also deeply driven to help others create self-employment that fully leverages their greatest talents by fueling skilled & savvy go-getters who are on the journey to make the leap to fulfillment, flexibility, autonomy and income as an independent consultant.

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Kayd Roy

Website | LinkedIn | Instagram

Kayd is a graphic designer with a wide range of experiences and is known in the Twin Cities for her jazzy personality and getting new businesses off the ground. In the past two years she has helped launch 33 brands through strategy, design, photography or social channels and has taught workshops ranging from Instagram Strategy to mastering the #FreelanceLife.

Her day-to-day consists of trend forecasting for Target, creating design strategies for Fly Feet Running, consulting for businesses in their launch phase and teaching her toddler how to dance. 

Kristin Shane - The Catalyst Circle

Kristin Shane

Website | LinkedIn | Instagram

Kristin is the Chief Dream-Follower, Founder and CEO at Fly Feet Running.  She spent most of her career running high profile businesses for Target, most recently as the Vice President Merchandise Manager of the $6.2B omni-channel beauty and personal care business.  She started Fly Feet in 2016 to realize her own vision: to inspire people to chase the best version of themselves.

Her passion is building high performing teams and businesses. Kristin was the recipient of Women in Business Award by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, serves on the Board of Directors of Twin Cities in Motion, has an MBA, was a Peace Corps volunteer, and is an unstoppable mom to her three young children.