inVantage Launches Six Mastermind Groups in 2024

inVantage has officially launched our 2024 Mastermind Groups and are taking registrations! These carefully cultivated peer groups are comprised of leadership team members looking to level-up with other high-performing, growth mindset people. 

Mastermind Groups are peer groups facilitated by Certified inVantage Business Guides to foster and encourage sharing among leaders of different companies.

In 2024, we will offer six Mastermind Groups – hosted in person at the inVantage session room in Hartland, WI:

  • 2 CEO/President cohorts (six members each)
  • 2 Women in Business cohorts (8 members each)
  • 1 HR Executive cohort (8 members)
  • 1 Executive Level cohort (8 members)

Each Mastermind Group will meet for three hours once a month for nine months of the year (no sessions July, August, and December). There are additional events throughout the year including educational webinars and networking for all participants.

Now is the time to reserve your spot as they fill up quickly! 

Please contact Kelly Renz ( or Anna Cottrill ( to reserve your spot or get more information.

inVantage Mastermind Groups

Select the button below to download inVantage’s 2024 Mastermind Groups digital brochure.

Pinnacle Leadership Council Attendees Get First Look at New Downturn Readiness Assessment

At the Pinnacle Leadership Council event on Friday May 5th, inVantage clients were given the opportunity to participate in Pinnacle’s new tool: Downturn Readiness Assessment. This tool acknowledges that a downturn is inevitable and helps assess how prepared a company is to face it. Participants evaluated seven areas of business ranging from human capital to finances to understand their preparedness for downturn. The tool also features a list of the top ten strategies for thriving through a recession as recommended by CEOs.

Effective Teaming Workshop with Waukesha County Business Alliance’s Leadership Waukesha County Cohort

Key Fact: Did you know that on average 7 hours per week per employee is wasted on ineffective teaming?

On May 3rd, inVantage CEO Kelly Renz led a workshop about effective teaming with the Leadership Waukesha County (Waukesha County Business Alliance) cohort. 

Key Concepts included the changing dynamics of teams in the past three years, how to assess and evaluate team effectiveness, and principles to build stronger, healthier teams. 

Metro Milwaukee SHRM’s HR Executive Insights Panel featuring Kelly Renz

Metro Milwaukee SHRM is not only the largest HR association in the Milwaukee area, but also one of the largest SHRM-affiliated chapters in the country. They serve their members through “professional education, communications, networking, outreach, and more”. MM SHRM offers countless events for their members to attend to grow professionally and expand their network.

On April 18th MM SHRM hosted their HR Executive Insights Panel featuring Kelly Renz. She shared lessons from her 25+ years working in the industry to educate attendees on what it means to grow and thrive in today’s HR environment.

SmallBiz Alliance Program – Mastering Emotional Intelligence, A different kind of smart

Kelly Renz of inVantage and a Leadership Waukesha County Facilitator will be leading a session with growing leaders on the business impacts of Mastering Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Since EQ accounts for over 60% of job performance, and studies show that 90% of top performers are also high in EQ, there is a powerful correlation between unlocking your own EQ capabilities and long-term career growth.  It’s the skill investment with the biggest performance ROI impact.

TEMPO – 17th Annual Leadership Event

inVantage is proud to be a Partner Sponsor for the TEMPO 17th Annual Leadership Event featuring Simone Biles. The evening event was held at the Miller High Life Theatre.

TEMPO is a group of more than 450+ executive women leaders who have spoken up, risen above and defied conventions to succeed. TEMPO members and supporters represent diverse industries, functions and companies from throughout the Milwaukee area and Southeastern Wisconsin. TEMPO serves its membership of executive, senior, C-level leaders through educational programming and professional development, networking opportunities, relationship building, and mentoring, with the goal of empowering women to achieve and sustain leadership roles.

Metro Milwaukee SHRM’s HR Executive Insights Speed Mentoring

MM SHRM is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Executive Insights professional development program on September 30, 2022. This speed mentoring experience is designed to share informative, insightful, and interesting wisdom from HR Leaders who will share what they are doing in their organizations to grow and develop their human capital impact on talent and the business.

Topics to be covered include Talent Management, DE&I, Employer Branding, Workplace Mental Health, Recruiting Innovation, Compensation and more!

Kelly serves as Secretary/Treasurer on the Executive Committee for Metro Milwaukee SHRM, the local 500+ member association. MM SHRM is a great way to develop as a professional, network and advance your HR career. Check out for more details and join today!

MVP – Maximize Value Partners

In this small group discussion exclusively for business owners and CEO’s, our group of experienced business partners provide relevant and timely insights into what you need to be evaluating right now to strengthen your business, and in turn, increase its value. If we’ve learned anything these past few years, being in a strong operating position is key to weathering storms and growth.

The MVP Team includes –

  • Kelly Renz, inVantage
  • Nate Fair, Hawksview Wealth Management
  • Robbie Reck, Kilbourn Marshall
  • Shelly Dretzka, aHRrow
  • Matt Hills, DeWitt Law Firm
  • Mike Ziegler, Heartland Business Systems
  • Pat McIntyre, SX Wisconsin/Sales Xceleration

SmallBiz Alliance Program

Kelly Renz, Leadership Waukesha County Facilitator, and presenter for the SmallBiz Alliance programs helping businesses get to the next level presented The Advantage What Healthy Organizations Do Better adapted from The Advantage by Patrick Leoncioni.