Recent Events

Facilitation, Speaking & Conferences

MonkeyBar Management facilitates and produces¬†innovative, personalized events and educational/training programs for executive peer groups, nonprofit organizations, and sales/leadership teams. Our training/speaking/facilitation work centers around leadership and vision, change management, strategic planning, sales training, and creating a dynamic strengths-focused organization. No two sessions are alike (and it’s hard to capture people “thinking differently” on camera!), but we hope to intrigue you to think about your own session / event possibilities with some of our recent work. See all photos.

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Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership

MBM is proud to help produce EAGL – a one year “mini-MBA style” certification program for commercial horticulture (culminating in a certification from Texas A&M University). Our ‘wow’ business-relevant content doesn’t inspire a ton of photo-worthy visuals, but destinations and interactions are designed to be inspiring to the group of participating business owners, pushing their businesses to new levels of profitability and relevance.¬†See all photos.

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London Inspirations

Some of our client consulting work is with retailers, we pride ourselves on staying current with visual merchandising trends and innovative retail and food concepts that resonate with consumers. The MonkeyBar team finds inspiration everywhere… and we’re always planning future Adventures!
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Executive Safari Retreat

MBM produced a Strategic Business Adventure Safari in South Africa in Feb 2013, bringing together like-minded independent business owners eager to explore the future of their industry and their own businesses in a luxury adventure facilitated learning environment. Educational outcomes included: communication clarity, strategic leadership, future visioning, systems for exceptional service, and self reflection. See all photos.

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Farm-to-Fork Dinner

This private event with the theme “Farm-to-Fork” was produced at a private home in Wayzata, MN on Lake Minnetonka, designed to showcase the local and organic farms of Minnesota to the guest of honor, Jamie Durie, star of HGTV’s “The Outdoor Room”. In addition to a room frame created from burlap and dramatic lighting to set the scene, the event featured die-cut menus in the shape of the state of MN, seed packet placecards set in fresh potatoes and corn, and a creative organic / local menu elegantly presented by the talented team at Tastebud Catering. Hosted by Monrovia and VPG. See all photos.

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Northwoods Sunset Campfire Event

MBM was hired to design a business book launch of OPTIMIZE (TopRank Marketing, author Lee Odden). The Minnesota company wanted to infuse a sense of ‘North Woods Summer Evening’ into the empty warehouse theatre space, creating an elegant event for 200 guests. MBM orchestrated creative supplier partners to the table to supply dramatic lighting, innovative plants/floral decor and props – including river rocks, mason jars, candles, and lacquered stumps – stretching the budget to create impressive effect that set the scene for casually elegant audience interaction. See all photos.

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