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Executive Sounding Board

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Executives have a responsibility to represent their stakeholders in the most flexible way possible.

This means meaningfully promoting the interests of their employees, customers, consumers, and communities.One of the most effective ways to develop an enlightened perspective is to learn from other like-minded professionals.

The Executive Sounding Board provides a professionally-facilitated, two-hour, structured, confidential and trusting environment for executive-level leaders to give and receive the benefit of their experiences to help resolve business challenges. Monthly participation allows leaders to make better strategic decisions, focus on “the right things”, improve communication and build long-term relationships. Discussions focus on cohort members’ successes and challenges as well as leadership and business topics selected by each group.

Cohorts consist of up to 10 individuals, preferably from non-competing businesses and organizations. Each cohort meets on the second Thursday of each month for two hours. All of the sessions are led by Scott Morrell, a highly-regarded professional facilitator and member of Greater Mankato Growth. Cost is $1,800 for the year (or prorated). This is a great opportunity for local executives to learn from their peers without having to devote large amounts of travel time or expense!

Monthly meetings are held at the business locaitions of cohort members. Participants will develop and adhere to a shared code of confidentiality and trust.

2022 monthly discussion topics included: Imposter Syndrome; The Change Cycle; Economy; Power and Influence; Important & Urgent Matrix; Dealing with people you cannot stand; The art of an apology; Dashboards; Have clarity in everything you do; Gen Z vs Millennials; and others. 

Contact Shannon Gullickson for more information. 

Cohort 1
8:00 - 10:00 AM
Meets generally on the second Thursday of each month 


Cohort 2
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Meets the generally on the second Thursday of each month



Scott Morrell is the Founder and President of Rebar Leadership based in Minneapolis, MN. Scott works with senior leaders, chief executives, boards and management teams to execute more effective organizations, leading to better performance. Scott holds an Ed.D. in Organization Development, a M.A. in Counseling Psychology both from the University of St. Thomas and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Concordia University. Scott has also been a faculty member of Greater Mankato Leadership Institute for several years.


Questions? Contact Shannon Gullickson or call 507.385.6640.

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