Sheila Ronning

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Sheila Ronning President and CEO Sheila believes in the power of connecting professionals with the tools they need to succeed in business and in life. As the President and CEO of the leadership and business development firm, Sharp UpSwing, she uses her keen insight into business trends to identify and capture growth opportunities for individuals and organizations in their local marketplace.   Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named Sheila one of the top 25 “Women to Watch” in the Twin Cities as well as to their prestigious “40 Under Forty” list for her entrepreneurial dynamism and reputation as a networking maven. She has been honored by the Minnesota NAWBO with a “Changemaker Award” and by the TwinWest Chamber of Commerce as an “Entrepreneur of the Year” finalist for her positive impact on the small business community.  Prior to founding Sharp UpSwing in 1996, Sheila garnered 10+ years of strategic marketing, sales management, and operations leadership experience with companies that range from Fortune 500 leaders to visionary start-ups. She credits her ability to mobilize and organize for Sharp UpSwing’s success.  Sheila’s marketing and leadership development expertise has been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Pioneer Press, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Chicago Sun-Times, Upsize Minnesota magazine, and dbaWomen. Her podcasts on simple tools for long-term success will soon be available in partnership with (AM1500).  About SHARP UpSwing  SHARP UpSwing is a leadership and business development firm meeting the needs of business leaders and growth oriented companies throughout the U.S. since 1996.  SHARP UpSwing helps professionals maximize brand exposure and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace by partnering creative marketing strategy with targeted networking events, including:•Women in the Boardroom (a.k.a. Women on Boards): An executive leadership event in 15 U.S. cities that educates and prepares women seeking for-profit Board experience•Upswing Leadership Series: Quarterly professional development events designed to help leaders tackle timely business issues in a dynamic format•Upswing Business Expos: The most popular  B2B networking event for small businesses in Minnesota.

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