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Career Coffee: The Future of Work

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM
Life Time Work
1600 West End Towers Utica Ave. South, 9th Floor
St. Louis Park, MN  55416
Cathy McLane
Career Coffee
Registration is required
No Fee

The construct of work-based “jobs” has its roots in the Industrial Revolution. Needless to say, the world has changed since then – not the least in both the place and the way we work. 
Today, the workplace is dramatically evolving to foster better, faster, stronger productivity and creativity. From shared enclaves and flexible project bars to the traditional office, the physical space where we collaborate varies widely. And, as professionals, we could be in-office or remote or a telecommuter; the different ways we work have grown exponentially over the last decade.
Navigating changing work environments has implications both as we experience new ways of working as well as support the same changes as communicators, e.g. change communications. The challenges of communicating across differences – ages, workstyles, personalities – is as present in a new or open workplace as it is in channels and tools.
In this Career Coffee, we’ll come together to learn more about the changes and the power behind people coming together in evolving workspaces. Hear from our experts as they share research, business and employer perspectives as well as insights into what employees are seeking in a workspace today. 
Regardless of whether you work at an agency or corporation or are a solo-preneur, learn more about the dynamics at play, and how you can use them best to move your own work forward. There will also be plenty of time to ask questions and get advice from our experts as well as fellow attendees.
Breakfast treats included thanks to co-hosts, Life Time Works and Pineapple RM.
The Career Coffee series is free to Minnesota PRSA members. Guests are welcome. Space is limited in order to support the interactive nature of the discussion. Register today!

Expert Panel:

James O
James O'Reilly, President, Life Time Work

James O'Reilly is President of Life Time Work, a premium co-working concept by Life Time, integrating premiere health clubs with elevated workspace, to deliver a fulfilling, engaging and productive worklife. Previously James co-founded NeueHouse, a luxury shared workspace for creative entrepreneurs and their teams fueled by gracious hospitality and dynamic cultural programming. NeueHouse has over 200,000SF of lifestyle office space in New York and LA with more than 2,000 members. Before founding NeueHouse, James was Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Coriolis Ventures, an early stage venture fund. After completing his M.B.A. from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona in 2007, James joined Tungsten Partners, a real estate and equity advisory firm in New York, primarily focused on the expansion of the Ace Hotel Group.

Rose McKinney
Rose McKinney, APR, Fellow PRSA, Founder & CEO,

Rose McKinney’s first job was at a PR firm that occupied a slightly renovated funeral home on Snelling Ave. in St. Paul. Since then she has worked in some traditional and not-so-traditional office spaces including trendy warehouses, glitzy downtown buildings, practical suburban buildings, and as of April 2019 she and the Pineapple RM team are part of the new LifeTime Work concept in St. Louis Park. They are enjoying the collaborative environment, amenities and exceptional service – it is indeed the future of work.

She has served as president of Minnesota PRSA, on the Universal Accreditation Board, and as co-chair of the GoodFellows committee for the PRSA College of Fellows. She is the 2017 recipient of the Donald G. Padilla award. The Business Journals recognized her on its Top 25 list of Women to Watch and Minnesota Business named her among the top 50 Women Who Lead.

When she’s not “doing” PR, she’s teaching it at Metropolitan State University, where she’s been an adjunct professor since 2005.

Mary Younggren
Mary Younggren, CSP, Owner & President, Advent Talent Group

Mary Younggren is the owner and principal of Advent Talent Group, an independent, award-winning staffing & recruiting company with three divisions – Advent Office, Advent Creative and Advent HR. As a small business owner, Mary oversees all facets of the business and has been delighted to receive the MSPBJ’s Best Places to Work Award!  Recruiting is the lifeblood of Mary’s 30-year career and she is widely recognized as an expert in her field. Her view on the “future of work” rises from regularly consulting with clients, local and national organizations for recruiters, and candidates.  

Advent has been the proud multiple recipient of the national “ASA CARE Award” for its philanthropic involvement, which fits with Mary’s purpose of helping people make meaningful connections. Whether climbing the highest cliff in Norway, or traveling to Haiti to provide aid, Mary isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. She has served in numerous philanthropic board positions including Girl Scouts, Edina Rotary, MN Staffing & Recruiting Association, and currently serves on the NAWBO-MN Board of Directors.  

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Doors open for networking: 7:30am
Program: 8:00am – 9:00am

Location Sponsor and Host:
Life Time Work, 1600 West End Towers Utica Ave. South, 9th Floor, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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