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Bill Hellkamp

Friday, March 24, 2017
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Success is an uphill climb. Some of the barriers we face can be overcome with hard work and effort. Others can be surmounted with knowledge and capability. But there are times in our professional lives where we need to display courage in order to move to the next level. Those decision points where we choose to stride forward or fall back often turn on our ability to display a moment of courage.

It is that spark which causes us to make the bold choice and venture forth into the untried. As we watch some of our peers it seems that they are fearless, while we seem to hesitate so often. How do they do it? Where does that courage come from and how can I get it? In this presentation Bill Hellkamp, founder of REACH Development Systems, will discuss what causes us to be fearful and how we can develop that “Little spark of courage” when we most need it.

Bill-HellkampRBill Hellkamp – Owner, REACH Development Systems – has dedicated the past 30 years to helping professionals maximize their capabilities. A noted facilitator, executive coach and speaker, Bill is able to captivate audiences with his entertaining and insightful perspective on individual and team development. Through interactive activities and thoughtful questioning, he is able to increase the participant’s awareness of where they need to grow. He then gives them practical tools to accomplish that evolution. He has published hundreds of motivating articles and videos that can be accessed on his website at

Each year he speaks to thousands of business, government and community leaders throughout the Unites States as well as Canada, England, France, Germany and Spain. Clients include Medtronic, Toro, 3M, Abbott Diagnostics, Capital Safety, XRS, MicroEdge, The City of Minneapolis, RSM US, and Digital River.

His organization, REACH Development Systems, specializes in presentation skills, sales development and leadership training. One of the most exciting concepts he has been working on is to combine group training with personal coaching to provide more permanent improvement for each participant.

11:00 AM: Registration and Networking
11:15 AM: Lunch is Served
11:45 AM: SME Announcements
12:00 PM: Speaker Presentation
1:00 PM: Adjourn

Program Fee: $24 for SME members, Guests always welcome at $45 per person.

Early Bird rate of $39 when you register before March 7th.  100% refund if you are not able to attend with email notice to before noon on Wed., Mar. 22nd.

Location: DoubleTree Park Place Hotel – 394 & Park Place, Minneapolis



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SME regularly provides members with insights from Twin Cities’ business leaders and experts in their fields. SME’s Lunch and Learn Series delivers ideas, strategies, tactics and approaches that help members stay ahead of their competition and on track with their growth goals

Doubletree Hotel – St. Louis Park
1500 Park Place Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN, 55416