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When: Saturday, October 13, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Ewald Conference Center
1000 Westgate Drive
St. Paul, Minnesota  55114
United States
Contact: Jessica Truhler

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2018 MCA Leadership Summit

This leadership summit will serve as a powerful catalyst to align leaders, develop solutions, introduce new strategies to improve your finances and fuel collaboration in your business. Create the best practice environment for yourself, your team and patients by learning new communication techniques with your team as well as development and exploration of your own strengths. Be ready to bring all these new strategies back to your practice on Monday morning!


  1. Learn how to have better staff retention and satisfaction
  2. “Human Resources” pearls for Monday morning
  3. Personal strength understanding and development
  4. How to better manage your money to improve your bottom line


9:00 – 9:30 Registration and Light Snacks
9:30 – 11:00 Setting StrengthsFinder in Motion
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:15 Optimizing Social Media
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch – Provided by MCA
1:15 – 2:30 Languages of Appreciation
2:30 – 4:00 Profit First
4:00 Adjourn

Course Descriptions

Setting StrengthsFinder in Motion

StrengthsFinder 2.0 is one assessment that Kathy uses to help individuals and teams grow. Our self-awareness of individual strengths, can be applied to interactions with customers and staff members. It can help you identify when you are working in your strength zone or out of the zone and how this can affect performance and team dynamics. Exploring StrengthsFinder 2.0 will assist you in using your strengths to your advantage.

In order to provide you with the best experience, please complete and submit your strengthsfinder results a week prior to the leadership summit. Results can be submitted to Jessica Truhler at jessicat@mnchiro.

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Profit First

Perhaps you currently utilize a cash flow system for your personal finances but have you ever thought of doing the same for your business?

In this discussion, you'll learn:

  1. To evaluate where your money is currently going
  2. How to determine what expenses to remove
  3. How to set up a cash flow system within your practice to increase profit, increase your salary, save up for taxes to decrease stress and save up for the bigger purchases

Optimizing Social Media

Social media has the power to accelerate your business. Are you using it to its potential? Discover how to use social media effectively to attract new patients, increase visits and elevate your practice’s brand. From tools to tactics, uncover how to create a social media strategy for your practice and key action steps to get bottom line results for your practice.



Doctor of Chiropractic

SARA CUPERUSDr. Sara Cuperus is a Chiropractic Physician specializing in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care-one of very few in the St. Cloud area. After completing additional training, she earned pediatric certification through the Academy of Chiropractic Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics, so you can feel confident she's able to give every member of your family excellent care, no matter how small.

With a background in athletic training, over 15 years of sports injury experience, training in the Graston Technique, and Certified in Structure and Function Dry Needling, Dr. Sara is also one of the area's leading providers for athletic performance and injuries. In the summer of 2009 and 2013 Dr. Sara interned at the United States Olympic Training Center and treated athletes training in a variety of sports.

Whether you're recovering from an injury, preparing for childbirth, or simply maintaining wellness with regular adjustments, Dr. Sara is committed to providing you the best care possible.

She and her husband have been blessed with 2 daughters, who love "girl time" with their mom.


Doctor of Chiropractic

ANGELA GRAPERDr. Angela Graper completed her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. She opened Family Focus Chiropractic in October of 2011 and then her son Logan was born in January 2012. Two “babies” were born within a few months.

Dr. Graper is Certified by the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics as well as Webster technique, which is a chiropractic analysis specific to women during pregnancy. She often jokes that she didn’t fully appreciate chiropractic care until her pregnancy and believes ALL women deserve care before, during and after this special time of their life. She has also obtained her Certificate in Nutrition and has extensive knowledge in the realm of functional medicine. Her ikigai (reason for being) is to help give people the tools they deserve to overcome disease rather than just manage it and have to “live with it”. Some of her favorite stories to date are people that no longer have anxiety as well as overcoming infertility. She will begin pursuing her Diplomate in Functional Neurology.

Her family is a huge support as her husband, Brooks, is also a chiropractor at his clinic in Shakopee. She has two ginger boys, Logan and Ethan.


Director of Client Services, American Time

KATHY WULF-TAYSKathy Wulf-Tays’ career and leadership have been marked by service to others. A passion for helping organizations build foundations around the people has driven her 20-year career in customer service, business development and culture building.

Kathy spent most of her career in the printing industry, leading customer service teams for WorldColor/Quad Graphics in Lincoln, Nebraska, and St Cloud, Minnesota. In recent years, she has brought her business planning, continuous improvement and customer service skill sets to various organizations. She assists teams in developing processes and providing training focused on “building people” to drive key outcomes.

Kathy is a seasoned trainer known for her ability to keep it real, engaging and focused on results.

She grew up in Iowa and received her bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University. She lives in Sartell with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys pool parties, watching college football and traveling to new places.


Communications Strategist, The Write Advantage Inc.

Dawn ZimmermanA childlike curiosity led Dawn Zimmerman to pursue journalism and serve as a reporter and editor before founding her own strategic communications company in 2007. An award-winning journalist turn communications strategist and speaker, Dawn is a natural storyteller known for her ability to help organizations shape and share their stories in meaningful ways. She combines a commitment to communicating an organization's value with strategic business planning to offer a variety of signature storytelling services at The Write Advantage Inc. A frequent speaker and trainer, Dawn is known for her pragmatic, metrics-driven approach to communications and marketing.


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Students: $49 $49


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