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THE GIG ECONOMY: The good, the bad & the ugly

NOVEMBER 5th from 6:30-8:00pm 

Davanni’s Edina

5124 Gus Young Ln, Minneapolis, MN 55436

Gone are the days of the 30-year career at one company. Even traditional 9-5 jobs are fading away as companies + individuals discover the ease + power of remote working. 53 million Americans are working as “contingent” workers. For many, it has brought them more money, freedom and fun than they ever imagined possible. For many others, however, it has brought a whole host of challenges and financial strain that they don’t know how to manage. Join our next MCDA Roundtable for a fresh & honest look at what it really takes to survive + thrive in the gig economy. Catherine Byers Breet will share & lead a discussion on the following:

  • The good, the bad & the really, really ugly
  • 3 Paths to getting started in the gig economy
  • How to help your clients answer these two critical questions:
    • Is “gigging” right for them? 

    • Is now the right time in their life?


About the facilitator:

Catherine Byers Breet (Chief Stripe Changer, www.arbez.com) spent ten years hiring contract workers for companies ranging in size from start-ups to 3M, MoneyGram International, Target and UnitedHealth Group. So, when she launched her own business, she thought she had it all figured out. Hah! What a rude awakening! 13 years later, she has definitely figured out how to make it work, but she will be the first to tell you this: “gigging” is not for everyone. Every day, she is out helping people make the right decision for their families and their careers. She can't wait to share the good, the bad and the really, really ugly with you … along with proven strategies for mitigating those risks and making the most out of the new world of work. When she is not helping people to change their stripes, she’s out chasing fun with her husband, a poodle named Bella and 2 young superheroes. Oh, and by the way … she owns a zebra. His name is Joe. 


If you have questions or would like to offer a RoundTable in the future, please contact Shelley Jensen-Decker, RoundTable Coordinator, at shelleyjdecker@hotmail.com