Founding Partners

Donnie Anderson

Donnie Anderson

Donnie leads our sales and speaking team. He captivates audiences both small and large with his ability to make each member of the audience feel like they're the only one in the room. His experience building small businesses from the ground up makes him a great choice to train your sales team or customer service staff.
Ben Millard

Ben Millard

Ben is our resident non-profit, small-, and micro-business expert. His experience building, owning, and leading small-scale businesses makes him the best choice for the flexible and unique needs of your organization. He uses his unique blend of theatrical training and business savvy to create an engaging, fun and informative atmosphere for all his trainings.
Shari Harris

Shari Harris

Shari’s experience training, consulting, and working with a global change management community lends her the right insight for large-scale change planning. She is author of “Walking in Faith: Stories of Faith in the Workplace,” and brings her wisdom as a marketplace chaplain, employee resource group leader, and church leader to Christian businesses of all sizes. People say Shari is a “motivating speaker,” and “easy to work with, clear in her communication, and truly passionate.”

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Lunch & Learn Training

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What People Say About Us

“Life Changing”, that is the easiest way to summarize the effects that Minnesota Leadership Center’s Master Mind groups have had for me. I have been through numerous other leadership and culture workshops and none have made an impact as greatly as MLC's teaching of the John Maxwell ideals. Their team regularly shows how much they live by his teachings which become evident the first time you attend one of theirclasses. In class they connect with the group, they're not just spouting information; instead they're sharing their insights on real world situations to ensure the group doesn’t just understand what is meaningful, but more importantly, why it is meaningful. I intend on participating in many more of the Leadership Center’s John Maxwell classes and urge anyone, in any walk-of-life to attend one of their Master Mind Groups. I further urge any business looking for ways to grow their teams, to look to the Minnesota Leadership Center for assistance. Several years ago, my wife and I were purchasing a vehicle for myself, while waiting in the lobby of the small dealership, I noticed on the wall a cork board pinned with many cards and notes of thanks from a number of the dealerships previous patrons. One letter grabbed my attention, not because of the thanks for great service statements but because the writer stated that if anyone wanted to know how good this dealership was they could call him themselves and he would tell them, and included was the writers phone number. This blew me away, the customer believed in the service/product so much that he put his personal phone number up for anyone to dial and ask him about the dealership. I have never done this for any other product or service, but I have benefited so greatly from the Minnesota Leaderhip Center’s Master Mind groups, that I am willing to answer any questions anyone has. My phone number is 651-307-1909

Scott Geiger Advisor, CareFusion


There is synergy of energy, commitment and excitement that participants bring to a mastermind group. Our facilitated groups offer a combination of masterminding, peer brainstorming, education, accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills.

Professional Coaching

Our coaching involves the ability to understand you: to think how you think, and understand your perspective. From this benchmark, we will place another perspective on top of yours – stretching and growing you to gently see a more empowering

Event Speakers

Inspirational speakers can start to sound all the same. Good thing our team doesn’t do those. Invite us to your next corporate gathering for our unique blend of leadership themed presentations that bring real meaning to the phrase “edutainment”.

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