Jim Stelten is the Twin Cities Market Leader for BerganKDV, a professional services firm that solves problems and creates new opportunities for their clients in finance, HR, IT, and the C-Suite. On today’s show, Jim shares why he started his very own peer group, how it has helped him excel in his career, and how you can create an engaged peer group with lots of participation, as well.
[1:40] Jim is a master networker and shares how he keeps track of it all.
[2:45] What does BerganKDV do?
[4:05] What did Jim do before working with BerganKDV?
[4:50] How did Jim get started utilizing peer groups?
[7:20] Jim explains some of the benefits of attending a peer group.
[8:45] These peer groups can become really vulnerable places where leaders can share what their day-to-day looks like.
[9:55] Todd shares an overview of how to create/start your own peer group.
[13:35] If you’re in a peer group, you have to participate! But don’t worry, there are facilitators there to help shy people get out of their shell.
[16:25] What does it take to make a peer group work well?
[20:45] Jim explains what a ‘debriefing’ situation looks like.
[23:35] What does Jim do in between meetups to keep everyone prepared and set for the next group meeting?
[26:00] Jim shares why he values peer groups so much.
[28:40] What kinds of lessons has Jim learned along the way?
[31:10] At the end of the day, you feel like a family.
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