Cathy Paper is the founder of RockPaperStar, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in coaching, marketing and promotion for individuals, business owners or executives by offering creative ideas to improve process and performance. Cathy has coached executives and managers at Best Buy, Paramount Pictures, John Deere and Apple, as well as many Minnesota based privately held companies and service firms. With energy and enthusiasm Cathy shares her networking savvy and marketing skills to guide leaders to define and reach goals for their teams and organizations. Her naturally competitive nature – Cathy runs, played rugby and was a Minnesota State Tennis Doubles Champion – is inspiring and contagious. Cathy earned her BA at Williams College and holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas. She is a national speaker, a columnist for the American City Business Journals; a winner of the Minnesota Business Magazine’s “Real Power 50” and the National Association of Women Business Owners “Woman on the Way” award, given to a woman business owner who has demonstrated ahead-of-the-curve achievement for herself and her company.

Having thrived in both start-up and Fortune 500 corporate environments, Britanee Pelikan knows what it takes to attract, acquire and retain top talent. She is passionate about connecting people and dedicated to helping others. Consider her the friend who asks the tough questions and pushes you outside your comfort zone because she sees your potential. 

After a sizable reduction in force at a local organization, Britanee held weekly office hours at a local coffee shop to assist her colleagues with resume writing and job interview preparation. She leveraged her network to support her colleagues in transitioning to new opportunities, which inspired the creation of a recruiting firm that goes beyond today’s conventional methods – one built on long-lasting, trusted relationships.

She is a highly sought after executive coach and speaker. She has studied Business Management at Gustavus Adolphus College and holds an M.B.A. from St. Thomas University. Britanee and her husband live in Shakopee, MN with their two daughters. 


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