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Accelerated Global Connections
Accelerated Global Connections (AGC)



Spaces Uptown, 4th floor Mozaic East Building, 1330 Lagoon Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Wednesday May 1st @ 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

About this Upcoming Event


Members & Guests are Welcome!


Networking Arrive to meet new people have great conversations, and exchange business cards. Light Hors D'oeuvres & Drinks are provided.

Motivation - Watch a dynamic motivational speaker sharing their Ted Talks style presentation designed to leave you inspired with an educational take away.

Share Mingle, share what you learned, set future appointments.

This Event's Motivational Speaker
Donna Addkison Photo
Donna Addkison

How Might You Harness the Power of Your Unique Character Strengths?

How many different kinds of chocolate chip cookies are there? I'm reminded of the "ways to serve shrimp" scene in Forrest Gump. Chocolate chip cookies are chocolate chip cookies AND they can be so very different from one another. Same ingredients, different recipe. Humans are the same. Same ingredients, different recipe. I know the chocolate chip cookie I am, and it's easy for me to assume you are made from the same recipe. But wait! If that's so, then how do I know what makes me unique and sets you apart? Those are the very things that make each of us who we are, and it is who we are that allows us to reach, to achieve, to thrive, to live our best lives. Do you know your recipe and how to harness the power of your unique ingredients, your unique strenghts to do all the things to your best on the way to being your best self? Let me share with you how you can.

Learning Objectives: Speaker Bio:
Over the course of her professional career, Donna worked in higher education as an adjunct instructor, in public service as deputy chief of staff to a governor and chief development officer for a major US city. She led nonprofit organizations including a chamber of commerce, economic development foundation, and an economic & financial security research & advocacy organization. She worked to build community development credit unions and community outreach programs. Donna was a leader in efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast after the 2005 hurricane season. She has raised awareness of and funding to address some of the most serious matters facing US households including housing insecurity, food insecurity, financial insecurity, and mental health matters. She remains an outspoken advocate in matter of social, racial, gender and economic justice.

Donna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with Honors in Political Science and two Masters in Political Science and Criminal Justice. She has taken Master Gardening courses in three states and is an RYT-500 registered yoga teacher. A child of the Deep South, Donna has lived in ten different states, covering almost every "region" of the country, and now calls The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota home. She is mom to humans and rescue pups, mother-in-law, and grandmother.

There are those who said she couldn't stick with a job, her interests were too broad and wide ranging, she overthought things and got bored easily. There are those who said she was a nomad and couldn't sit still for long. There was no one who EVER said she might have ADHD. Until 2021.

In 2020, Donna chose her path and is now an ICF and PAAC professional certified Business, Career and Life Coach working through an ADHD lens. She works in partnership with individuals mostly diagnosed after childhood at any point in their life or professional journey, many of whom stand at the intersection of neurodivergence and identity, all of whom are looking to make their ADHD journey less rocky.

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