Virtual Session

Allied Business Breakout

Tuesday, May 04, 2021 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

TOPIC: The Future of the Office Space

COVID-19 has disrupted plans and strategies for many with regards to the workplace.  Join members and invited guests of the Allied Community to discuss and share strategies, tactics, anticipated trends, and philosophies related to:

  • Returning employees to work
  • Outfitting workspaces to accommodate for growth
  • Lease negotiation and flexibility,
  • Among other related topic

Courtyard Edina Bloomington
4460 W 78th Street Circle
Bloomington, MN 55435

Allied Activity: Platinum Partner Mixer

Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Online Webinar

2021 Just Work: Get Sh*t Done Fast & Fair

Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Featuring Kim Scott & Trier Bryant

We - all of us - consistently exclude, underestimate, and underutilize huge numbers of people in the workforce even as we include, overestimate, and promote others, often beyond their level of competence. Not only is this immoral and unjust, it's bad for business. We'd like to personally invite you to The Way Forward Live Webcast on April 22nd for a conversation with Kim Scott, leadership expert and author of the revolutionary New York Times bestseller Radical Candor, and Trier Bryant, diversity and inclusion expert. Kim provides a solution in her new book Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair. She has created a framework of how we can recognize, attack, and eliminate workplace injustice while transforming our careers and organizations in the process.

Just Work reveals a practical framework for both respecting everyone's individuality and collaborating effectively. This is the essential guide leaders and their employees need to create more just workplaces and establish new norms of collaboration and respect.


Kim Scott, Leadership Expert & New York Times Best Selling Author
Kim Scott is the author of Just Work: Get *t Done Fast and Fair as well as Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your HumanityTrier Bryant and Kim co-founded the company Just Work LLC to help organizations and individuals create more equitable workplaces. Jason Rosoff and Kim co-founded the company Radical Candor to help people cultivate caring and candid relationships at work by implementing a feedback-first culture. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. Earlier in her career, Kim managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo and started a diamond-cutting factory in Moscow. She lives with her family in Silicon Valley.

Trier Bryant, Diversity & Inclusion Expert,  Co-Founder & CEO, Just Work LLC
Trier Bryant is Co-Founder and CEO of Just Work LLC. She is a strategic executive leader with distinctive Tech, Wall Street, and military experience spanning over 15 years. She’s previously held leadership roles at Astra, Twitter, Goldman Sachs, and proudly served as a combat veteran in the United States Air Force as a Captain leading engineering teams while spearheading diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives for the Air Force Academy, Air Force, and DoD. Additionally, Trier advises leading companies like Equinox, Airbnb, SoundCloud, Alto, Rockefeller Foundation, and others on their talent and DEI strategies. Trier has an unwavering commitment to employees within organizations to create a more equitable, inclusive, and thriving workplaces producing prosperous companies. She has been featured as an influential DEI practitioner by several publications and outlets from USA Today to CNN and SXSW. Trier earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering with a minor in Spanish and Leadership from the United States Air Force Academy (Beat Army, Sink Navy) where she played Division I volleyball. Trier enjoys spending time with her close knit family who taught her to live by the family motto "...good enough isn't." 

PLEASE NOTE: You must register to attend. Webcast link and dial in information will be sent to registrants 30 minutes before the start of the Webcast.


Virtual Session

Allied Business Breakout

Tuesday, April 06, 2021 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

TOPIC: Employee Engagement & Interaction Strategies

  • How often do you connect with employees
  • How do you give feedback
  • How do you manage performance & Engagement
  • How do you celebrate & Motivate

Virtual Session

2021 The Art of Impossible

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

SPEAKER: Steven Kotler, Author & Speaker

What does it take to accomplish the impossible? What does it take to shatter our limitations, exceed our expectations, and turn our biggest dreams into our most recent achievements? We'd like to personally invite you to The Way Forward Live Webcast on March 23rd for a conversation with New York Times bestselling author and peak performance expert, Steven Kotler, on his new book, The Art Of Impossible.

Steven decodes the secrets of elite performers - athletes, artists, scientists, CEOs, etc. - who have achieved what was previously thought of as 'impossible'. He explains how we can stretch far beyond our capabilities, making impossible dreams much more attainable for all of us. We are all capable of so much more than we know. It doesn't really matter what the "more" that you want is - maybe you want more productivity; maybe you want a more meaningful life; maybe you want to be the first person to live on Mars - the formula is always the same. We all share the same biology, and the secret to peak performance is getting our biology to work for us rather than against us.

Over the past 30 years, Steven has studied how people pull off the impossible in every domain imaginable: sports, science, technology, business, art, music, culture, etc. Building on his research and cutting-edge neuroscience, Steven has systematized an easy-to-follow how-to format that anyone can use to significantly improve their lives and their performance.

In this interactive fireside chat, we will cover

  • We are all capable of so much more than we know. Human potential is invisible especially to ourselves. There is a formula to achieve what you may believe is impossible
  • Learn how to get to a 'state of flow' - an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.
  • Explore a quartet of cognitive abilities: motivation, learning, creativity and flow; and why these skills are so crucial to peak performance.
  • Why not going big is so detrimental to us as leaders and individuals.
  • It all begins with curiosity.

PLEASE NOTE: You must register to attend. Webcast link and dial in information will be sent to registrants 30 minutes before the start of the Webcast.

Virtual Session

Allied Business Breakout

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

TOPIC: Know When to Pivot

In this “breakout” members of the Allied Community shared and discussed learnings, experiences, and tactics related to various pivots made over the past year, why they were made, learnings and outcomes.  Specific pivot tactics were shared related to:

  • Exit strategy adjustments
  • Returning to work
  • Marketing and sales
  • Client retention
  • Employee communication

In addition, core learnings were shared around change management tactics deployed, learnings as leaders, and reflections around what some may do differently the next time faced with business interruption.

Online Webinar

2021 Relentless Solution Focus

Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

As we kick off the New Year, we have partnered with PEO Leadership to present their good friend Dr. Jason Selk, CEO of Enhanced Performance and the former Director of Mental Training for the St. Louis Cardinals. He currently helps business leaders, executives, and top sales people develop mental toughness, increase confidence and focus, and substantially grow their bottom line. 

Here is what you should expect to take-away from our hour conversation and Q&A:

  • THE #1 obstacle to mental toughness is our biological tendency to focus on the PROBLEM before the SOLUTION. As humans we tend to have a problem-centric focus (PCF)
  • The opposite of a problem-centric focus is a Relentless Solution Focus, replacing all negative thoughts about a problem with a solution based focused thinking.
  • Relentless Solution Focus is confirmed and accomplished often with one simple question: "What is the one thing I can do differently right now that could make things better?"

You should expect to walk away with some of the starting blocks of increasing your mental toughness allowing you to accelerate more effectively towards your professional and personal goals and objectives.

The login information will be provided the day of the event.