Achieve break-through growth.
[think people, not just revenue].

Attain high-performance results.
[think sustainable, not just fiscal].

Stretch Expeditions

The idea of being stretched is more than an everyday exercise for The Prouty Project and our clients. It’s an annual expedition going back to 1999.

Thinking differently is only the beginning when clients, associates and friends join us on Stretch Expeditions to a world beyond our comfort zones. These adventures are meant to push the limits of our mind, heart and body. That’s when people get energized to think more strategically.

Joining The Prouty Project for a Stretch Expedition delivers tangible results. You develop a keener mindset to learn; gain a longer view of business and life; and stimulate a capacity for inner reflection, along with a greater sense of awareness.

We invite you to join us on our next Stretch Expedition. You’ll never go back to your old dimensions.

Download 2021 Stretch Expedition: Namibia

Stretch Expeditions

Jammin Sessions

Jeff Prouty was inspired by John Kao, author of Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity, when the idea for Jammin Sessions was realized 22 years ago. Prouty read the book and heard the Harvard Business School professor speak at a conference. Here’s an excerpt from a Publishers Weekly review of Kao’s book:

“It took a Chinese American student listening to jazz and jamming with a group of African Americans at a private boarding school to internalize the polar tensions between musical score and improvisation and come up with a formula for creativity. Kao, now a professor at Harvard Business School, has been using the jamming metaphor to teach creative entrepreneurship for 14 years. In business, the score is not a musical theme but an idea, process or question that takes on new dimensions when bandied about by a group. This business version of jamming, Kao says, is the creative advantage that can give a company a competitive edge.”

Since then, The Prouty Project has hosted 10 “jams” a year on topics addressing virtually every aspect of business and life — topics that draw 10-year-old kids to 92-year-old grandparents and all ages in between to participate in energizing and thought-provoking discussions.

Jammin Session 1
Jammin Session 2
Jammin Session 3
These interactive sessions are open to the public and held online the first Tuesday of each month (with the exception of January and July), from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. via Zoom video conferencing. A $20 payment will be requested for each Jammin Session. All proceeds will be donated to The Prouty Project Stretch Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation.

2 steps to register:

– RSVP to The Prouty Project: Click “RSVP” on the list below for the Jammin session you’ll be attending.
– DONATE to the Stretch Fund: Please follow this link.

Your donation and RSVP will secure your spot!

We look forward to seeing you (virtually!) soon. You’ll leave inspired and stretched!


February 4

#247: Business Leadership in a Changing World

Jeff Appelquist, Attorney, Leadership Consultant and Author
and Jack Uldrich, Global Futurist, Technologist and Author


March 3

#248: Creating and Maintaining a Winning Culture

Cheryl Reeve, GM and Head Coach, WNBA Minnesota Lynx


April 7

#249: Comedy Without Apology

Steve Hofstetter, L.A. Based Comedian and Host of Finding Babe Ruth on FS1


May 5

#250: Living the Life of Your Dreams

Dane Espegard, Division Manager, Vector Marketing/Cutco Cutlery


June 2

#251: Renewable Energy: Just the Facts

David Mortenson, CEO, M. A. Mortenson Companies


August 4

#252: The Leadership Journey: Corporate – Non-Profit – Education

Becky Roloff, President, St. Catherine University


September 1

#253: Spark. Six Ways to Move Through the Fire

Jill Blashack Strahan, CEO, Tastefully Simple


October 6

#254: Taking the Reins of Your Success

Lisa Brezonik, President, Salo LLC


November 3

#255: Leading an Enterprise of Government – Gratitude and Trust

Angela Heikes, CEO, SMSC Gaming Enterprise


November 17

#255.5: Do you have a pencil?

Brittany Wagner, Netflix Star of Last Chance University


December 1

#256: End with a Miss

Tom Kieffer, Entrepreneur and Chief Pilot


Keynote Addresses

We’re mighty proud of our people. We have consultants who have transfixed audiences with their ability to deliver a keynote address; regularly appeared as guests on both television and radio programs; and been invited to give TED Talks. All that wisdom and content comes from the client work we do every day with people like you.

Our professional speaking topics range from human centered design to the hero’s journey; from audacious goals to blue ocean strategies; from mission-vision-values work to board assessment and development; from organizational readiness to cross-cultural communication; and from team effectiveness to the power of creativity.

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Twins Baseball Club

“The Minnesota Twins salute the work of The Prouty Project and their impact on organizations like ours. They have made significant contributions to the Twins on so many fronts including leadership development, strategic planning and team building.”

Dave St. Peter

President and Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota Twins Baseball Club