Seminars

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THE ST. PAUL FUN IS GOOD SEMINAR A GREAT SUCCESS!

A seminar like no-other INDEED! The Fun Is Good team motivated, inspired, educated and entertained at the Fun Is Good Seminar in March 2017. We’re gearing up for additional seminar dates in 2017 … more to come!

A few comments from seminar attendees:
“Awesome, fun and informative”
“Wonderful experience. Makes me appreciate co-workers, friends and family so much more!”
“Thank you – I appreciated all that I learned”
“This was awesome – there were constructive ideas presented … stuff I can use. Thanks all!”
“Took a vacation day and paid out of my own pocket – NO REGRETS”
“Wonderful deviation from everyday”

Fran Zeuli: THE POWER OF CREATIVITY AND GRATITUDE

So many great things happen when we rediscover our creativity and live with gratitude.  We’re not just more productive, we also laugh more and are healthier too – the workplace and personal benefits are invaluable.  Fran Zeuli, the CFO of Fun Is Good (stands for Chief Fun Officer) will share steps and stories to reclaim creativity and gratitude.  As a VP for many years in several large corporate organizations, (Comcast, Adelphia, AT&T) Fran successfully lead departments in Marketing, Sales, Operations and Customer Care.  And while he’ll share stories of his successes and failures, he unfortunately still uses business buzz words like “bleeding edge”, “sea-change” and “Q5”.

Attendee Comment: “Fantastic – Motivational – Fun … Fran’s message was very relevant!”

Allen Fahden: GETTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE, DOING THE RIGHT THING AT THE RIGHT TIME

Imagine a work environment or a group you’re a part of. . . where everyone is working on projects they’re great at and that they love.  Well, imagine no more because that’s what we’ll learn from Allen Fahden.  Al is the creator of the CARE model, and the co-author of its assessment, the Team Dimensions Profile.  Taken by over a million people, the profile identifies key roles that people perform in group settings and shows us how to work in our strengths on projects we’re passionate about.  The results are amazing – we get much more done and are much more satisfied in the process.   Al has written several books, including chapters on strength-based work for the best-selling book The One Minute Millionaire by Chicken Soup for the Soul author Mark Victor Hanson.

Attendee Comment: “Allen’s presentation was great! Gave me insight to solve a current situation I’m dealing with.”

Dr. Emily (Ravenscroft) Stuckenbruck: CRITICAL CROSS GENERATIONAL COMMUNICATION IN TODAY’S WORKPLACE

Effective communication is so important in all of our relationships – but sometimes we hit roadblocks and miss the very thing we’re trying to understand.  Add the generational differences that we know exist. . . and it can get confusing very quickly.  In this session, Dr. Emily Stuckenbruck will share effective tools to bridge these communication gaps and learn ways to understand and respect each other’s styles.  Emily received her PhD in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned a Fulbright Fellowship to study Irish-Gaelic in Ireland.  She held the role of Clinical Professor of Communication at Loyola Marymount University and is now a Dean at Nicolet College and leads their Communications Program.

Attendee Comment: “Great to learn more about how to relate to millennials.”

Mike VeeckFUN IS GOOD – FINDING JOY & PASSION IN YOUR WORKPLACE & CAREER

When we can find our joy and passion, great things happen, in both our work world and also in our personal lives.  It makes such perfect sense, yet it’s so hard to put into practice.  Saints co-owner and Fun Is Good Founder Mike Veeck will show us how to take our work seriously, but not ourselves.  How to discover what brings us joy and then put it to practice in what we do.  In a very entertaining session, Mike will make us think and laugh in the same minute – and provide great advice we can put into practice immediately.  In addition to his ownership of multiple baseball teams, Mike is a successful author, college professor and restauranteur, as well as a marketing, promotions and advertising expert.  He’s a highly sought-after speaker and a wildly passionate, fun person.

Attendee Comment: “Fabulous & Fun – Thank You!  You are a great story teller with inspiring messages about mistakes and failures.”

Cy Amundson: EMCEE AND CLOSING COMEDY

Minnesota’s own Cy Amundson is the perfect complement to a Fun Is Good seminar.  His sharp wit and pitch-perfect musings fit so well with the Fun Is Good topics and engaging presenters.  Cy will not only serve as the emcee for the seminar, but will also close the day with a hilarious comedy routine.  Cy is a national standout in the comedy world, with appearances on Conan, Fox’s Family Guy and American Dad, as well Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening and The Half Hour!

Attendee Comment: “Cy, is awesome … he had us laughing throughout the entire day!  Thank you!”