Our Advisory Board

Jeff Pelletier

Founder & Host\Consultant\ Thinker\ Husband\ Dad\Friend
E-mail Jeff Pelletier

The Foundation For Excellence in Faith and Work is the 501c3  charitable non-profit under which Jeff’s radio show “God’s Work in Progress” operates.  Jeff is the president of that non-profit and currently the host of the show.  The  show was born in 2009 as a self funded  online podcast “experiment”.  It appeared for 42 weeks on the Work Talk Radio Network, beginning with 250 listeners and ending with 5200.  Since October 2013 the program has been appearing on the Faith Radio Network where it has achieved an audience above 5000 per week on Sunday Afternoon at 4;30 PM, and is the most listened to show on that day of the week on the network.  He also leads a recurring career course called “God’s Work in Progress” which is part of God’s Work in Progress Academy.  The foundation of that course is finding your Effectiveness Equation which is the product of applying your identified Core Competence TO your identified Core Passion.  This course and many others are being developed as online webinars for world wide distribution.  Your donations make  the development of this and all other education programs, conferences, books etc  possible. ( The revenue produced by them will develop other education programs, so your giving is also an investment in the lives of others.)

God’s Work in Progress is also developing “minutes” which will be offered to Christian radio stations during drive time.

Jeff has his Masters from Bethel University and Seminary, in St Paul, MN-

Jeff has also been the Chief Effectiveness Officer of Becoming Great Enterprises, LLC since its inception in 2004. A true innovator in helping people and organizations fulfill their potential, Jeff has over 35 years of Human Resource and Bottom Line Management experience.

He was with General Mills Restaurants, Inc. for fifteen years working seven years in operations and eight years in management development. He was the international director of human resources for Sbarro, Inc. of Commack, New York, where he developed an international management training center. He was Director, Operations and Human Resources for Pannekoeken Family Restaurants, Inc. of Edina Minnesota, where he assisted in the company’s IPO, and created a training system that increased incremental sales by seven per cent, 90% to the bottom line.

The seed for Jeff’s consulting practice, Becoming Great Enterprises, LLC,  was planted when Jeff was Chief Human Resource Executive for Bethany International, a 501c3 non-profit, as well as Bethany House Publishers, and Bethany Press, International, a book manufacturer in Bloomington, Minnesota. There he transformed the human resource function within this complex for-profit, and non-profit organization, and he facilitated the management team in the corporate transformation process found in the book “Good To Great – Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t”, by Jim Collins. Bethany Press International, a 14 million dollar book manufacturer, went from losing money to making a profit in 18 months as a result of this change in organizational focus.

The “Becoming Great” model is an extrapolation of Jeff’s analysis of the “Good to Great” study and based on the principle that an idea must succeed or fail on the merits. Jeff has produced an “organizational infrastructure” based on the Collin’s study. It has worked wonderfully in manufacturing, sales and marketing, legal organizations, so it appears that it is not limited in its application. The main reason for this is that the organizational development model is about PEOPLE, not business segment. This makes it universally applicable. It is especially effective with “emerging” organizations.  More about that here-

Jeff is also an Advisory Board member of New Enterprise Holdings, a Business Opportunity Development Company that has as its goal to advance Good by becoming Great.

 

Barbara Pelletier

Corporate Officer/Communications Director / Career and Purpose Coach/ Advisory Board Member

Barbara Pelletier  serves as an Officer (Secretary and Treasurer) of the Foundation for Excellence in Faith and Work and performs the job of Communications Director .

She began her work life after graduating from St Catherine’s College in St Paul, MN in 1980 with a degree in Social Work . She began her work career in the hospitality industry rising from Server to Manager with difference companies over 5 years.  In 1985 she was selected to participate as a Management Instructor for General Mills at their National Management Training Center in Orlando, Fl, where she worked for five years in the management training and development.

She switched careers in 1989 to become a full time parent and homeschooler for 20 years. In 2009 she became an Associate at Becoming Great Enterprises, LLC, assisting in the recruiting of talent for clients and in preparing training presentations.

She has also served intermittently at Ballet Minnesota, a 501c3 non-profit, as the Back Stage Manager and Assistant Costumer on contract basis and as the Registration Administrator.

Career Summary 

Career and Purpose Coach for “God’s Work in Progress” ™

Administrative Associate at Becoming Great

Student–Vineyard Leadership Institute – graduated 2012.

Assistant Costumer for Ballet Minnesota

Backstage Manager for Ballet Minnesota Registration Administrator for Classical Ballet Academy

Homeschooler and Parent

Management Trainer for General Mills Restaurants

Restaurant Manager

Specialties

Orchestrating Effectiveness in groups, organizations and individuals. Help companies hire the right people. Help individuals identify and live out their purpose in every area of their life.

She and Jeff have been married since 1990 and have two beautiful daughters, Rebecca and Sarah.

barbara@becominggreat.com

Bill Hickey

Strategic Consultant and Advisory Board Member

Bill Hickey is an accomplished attorney and strategic business consultant in the Twin Cities area.

He is Principal at Wolf Track Ventures- his consulting firm, and serves on the Advisory Board.

 

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Larry Kutzler

Executive Producer and Advisory Board Member
Larry Kutzler has been a pastor for over 27 years and has earned a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Seminary. Eleven of those years he spent planting churches in the inner city of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Larry is married to Paulette Kutzler from Praise FM radio 95.3 in the Twin Cities. They have two grown children. Larry left the pastorate in 2002 to become the Founder and Executive Director of CitySites Media, a ministry that focuses on using media to share the Gospel. Email Larry at larry@citysitesmedia.net
CitySites Media has a specialty of producing state of the art audio and video presentations for churches and non-profit ministries to help them tell their stories of how faith is lived out through everyday routines. One of Larry’s gifts is to network people together in the Body of Christ so that more effective and proficient ministry can take place in the community of faith.  He has been a consultant to many non-profits on how to market their ministry and get their message out to the general population through video, radio and the web.

Danita Bye

CEO of Sales Growth Specialists and Advisory Board Member

Danita Bye, CEO of Sales Growth Specialists since 1997.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOUNDATION
Her sales management and leadership strategies are founded on an award-winning performance at Xerox Corporation and a medical-device start up success. She inherited “sisu” from Her Finnish ancestors – their word for unwavering guts and determination despite severe challenges. Growing up on the Triple T Ranch in North Dakota also taught her valuable life lessons that she still applies in her sales management and leadership strategies.

SGS GROWTH SERVICES INCLUDE:
At SGS, she implements a proven process of strategic and execution services backed by data-driven insights. She defines the unique selling strategies for each industry and market. Plus she assists in filling open sales positions faster and improves internal recruiting results. Danita believes in tailoring the  process to the client’s unique selling environment. The SGS Services include:
1.) Strategic consulting,
2.) Sales Systems and Process coaching,
3.) Skill Coaching, and
4.) Sales Recruiting.

She’s also an active member of EBITDA Partners and Top Sales World.

Paul Campbell

Associate Consultant, Becoming Great Enterprises, LLC and Advisory Board Member

Paul Campbell MA, MBA

Associate Consultant


Paul is a member of our Advisory Board.

Paul joined Becoming Great Enterprises, LLC as a Consultant in 2012. He has over fifteen years of international leadership and management experience spanning across four continents and ten different countries. He is a nationally published music producer, working with companies such as Capital Records and Emi Publishing.  A natural innovator, Paul has also had a successful sales and  business development  career.

Before joining the practice, Paul was a sales manager and consultant for five years with AT&T Mobility. During his tenure at AT&T, Paul was ranked among the top ten percent of sales consultant nationally, often exceeding performance goals by up to 157%.  He also took part in AT&T University’s World Class Executive development program.

Paul has his MA and has his MBA from Bethel University

Contact Paul –   for a free initial consulting session.