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
the real deal.
enhancing who we already are.
coming into ourselves.
own your story.
we all have the ability to be better and a little help along the way is just what we need.
The journey is messy and everyone’s is different, but together we got this.
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.
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 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.