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About Linda Laitala
Linda Laitala founded Raven Performance Group in 2005. Her passion is helping business leaders build stronger, more successful organizations. As an executive coach and mentor for CEOs, business owners and senior executives, she challenges Roundtable members in clarifying business and personal goals, and in thinking through the means to realize their ambitions.
Her peer groups provide a safe harbor for members to discuss sensitive issues and the challenges of leading and running a business while also maintaining rich personal lives.
Linda brings an extensive and varied business background to her CEO Roundtables; she owned a variety of businesses from employment agencies to a manufacturing company. Laitala knows entrepreneurship; she owned a manufacturing company for 23 years. During her tenure she held many roles, business development, marketing director, CEO.
As a member of an Inner Circle peer group in the Twin Cities, she realized she could benefit business owners and leaders in east central Minnesota by developing her own Raven Roundtables.
Linda is an active in her local community and in state-wide business organizations. She currently serves as Board Chair for East Central Energy, the third largest electric cooperative in Minnesota.
Her strengths are – Positivity, Maximizer, Strategic, Activator, Achiever
About Ruth Hiaring-Wreisner
Executive Coach and Facilitator
Raven Performance Group
Ruth Hiaring-Wreisner is an executive coach and business consultant. Her clients are sole entrepreneurs; and owners, CEO’s, Presidents and other leaders of small to medium companies and divisions of larger businesses. The coaching and consulting services are provided through her practice, Transformation, LLC and as associate of Raven Performance Group
Ruth helps organizations surmount challenges and prosper, and assists individuals in achieving goals and building better lives. She focuses on understanding, encouraging and developing people and their organizations. This allows them to envision possibilities and achieve their goals. Those hallmarks are now the cornerstone of her coaching and consulting practice.
Ruth’s 30-plus-year business career has paved the way for her work as a coach and consultant. She has a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and has completed her coach training at Coach U. She is also certified through the International Coaching Federation.
Early in her career, Ruth worked for multiple corporations, such as Honeywell, Pillsbury and Ball Corporation. From there, Ruth began her nearly 20-year career in the financial services division of Wolters Kluwer, an international firm headquartered in Amsterdam. While there, Ruth rose from a staff director to vice president of multiple line and staff departments. As an executive team member, she was part of leading a division of 2,000 people and transitioning the company from family to investor ownership, and, finally, to becoming a division of a multi-billion dollar corporation.
Ruth left her corporate position in 2005 to begin her new career. As an executive coach and business consultant, she has worked with businesses in manufacturing, distribution, construction, healthcare and professional services. She also works with business leaders through coaching and facilitating Raven Performance Group Virtual Roundtables.
“Life is a journey and has many challenges, and also has many possibilities,” says Ruth. “Helping clients discover and choose to make the most of those possibilities is one of the best parts of coaching.” Ultimately, Ruth helps clients create a meaningful and enjoyable business and personal life that make the journey a “great ride”.
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