Online series for Saint Mary’s School of Education students and alumni

Featuring Mike Veeck, Fran Zeuli & other Fun Is Good team members for multiple inspiring & entertaining virtual sessions

December 2, 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Session 1: The Fun Is Good Overview – Finding Your Joy and Passion
Fun stories with great lessons from Mike Veeck and Fran Zeuli. This entertaining session will appeal to all attendees as it touches on both business and personal experiences of success and failure. Points covered include the importance of having fun, how best to manage our ever-changing world and the need to have a growth mindset in everything we do!

January 13, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Session 2: TRY, FAIL, LEARN: Rinse and Repeat – Entrepreneur Stories
Saint Paul Saints Owner Mike Veeck and Summit Brewing Owner Mark Stutrud have built amazing careers taking risks, making mistakes and trying again. This session will be laced with stories from these two entrepreneurial icons. . . they call themselves “goofballs”.

February 10, 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Session 3: Can you be both Successful and Unhappy at the Same Time?
National Emmy Award-winning, and former KARE-11 news anchor and Home and Garden Television host Joan Steffend says it happened to her. She'll share her personal insight about reclaiming your happiness by learning who you’re meant to be. That and her take on kindness, makes Joan’s message perfect for both our personal and business worlds.


April 14, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Session 4: Learning To Break The Rules –Cy Amundson and Mike Veeck
When you break rules, you tempt failure. . . but if it’s for the right cause, it’s usually worth it! Hilarious stand up comedian and Vikings podcast host Cy Amundson will share fun stories with Mike Veeck about what they’ve both learned by breaking rules.

May 12, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Session 5: Dream Big and Wildly Succeed (Oh, and work hard too!) – Ila Borders and Mike Veeck
Ila will share personal and professional stories about turning her big dreams into reality. Both Ila and Mike have broken some incredible barriers in their lives and we’ll hear about both the joy and the pain that comes from this effort.

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