Team Collaboration


Team Collaboration

Julie Keyes, CEPA and President of EPI’s Twin Cities Metro Area Chapter will present on this important and frequently overlooked aspect of Exit Planning. As a member of EPI’s CEPA faculty, Julie teaches this course for CEPA students and has the first-hand experience in forming, managing and utilizing a team of professional advisors. Finding members for your team is not the hard part, it’s defining a proven process and following it through implementation. In addition, understanding how advisors tend to resist working as a team due to their fear of reciprocity and reputation management will also be addressed.

About the Presenter


Learning Objectives:

  • Take a deeper dive into the EPI Value Acceleration Process, namely the “who, when and where” various advisors are involved and how to use it as a roadmap for your practice.
  • How to ‘sell’ the team approach to business owners
  • How to work with other advisors when owners insist they be on the team
  • Create a plan for putting your own team together with appropriate milestones and goals for building a healthy prospect and client pipeline


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This meeting will be held at the Golden Valley Country Club.


The EPI Local Chapter is different than other groups because it brings together a diverse group of professionals from a wide range of specialties that can naturally work collaboratively on exit planning, succession planning, value growth, transaction or any engagement from both sides of the equation. The chapter meets regularly to network, reconnect, grow knowledge, and sharpen their skills with a common goal: Change the outcome for transitioning business owners. Make plans to join us for future events and connect with the local leadership by visiting

About the Presenter

A Note from the Expert:

Julie Keyes is astute at helping business owners create and implement solid working plans for their companies and personal growth. Recognized as one of the top coaches in Minnesota, Julie brings her training and 30 years of hands-on experience as co-founder of three businesses. Her personal values align well with her passion for delivering more than she is paid to do. As a sought-after business adviser, speaker, and presenter, she never “tells” or lectures her clients or audiences, rather she engages them with thought-provoking and actionable ideas and content they can use and apply to their business and their life.

In 1989, Julie began her entrepreneurial journey and for three decades she experienced many of the same situations that her clients face today. She was awarded the “AdviCoach of the Year” in 2013 and 2014 (a national coaching franchise) and is also a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) through the Exit Planning Institute. This credential has been an integral advantage to her clients who are looking to grow and improve while also planning the eventual exit of their business.

Julie is married to Shaun and together they have eight children who they love spending time with! She enjoys outdoor sports, music and being by the water. Her involvement in the community over the years has resulted in many professional connections that have become good friends and referral sources. She is the current President of the Twin Cities Chapter of the Exit Planning Institute and serves on several Boards for local Twin Cities businesses as well her local Chamber of Commerce.

Connect with the Presenter: Julie Keyes, Keyestrategies  |  Email:  |  Phone: (763) 350-5563

Continuing Education

This meeting qualifies for the following continuing education credits:

One (1) CPE hour

NOTE: Proper documentation must be collected and submitted to qualify for continuing education. For questions regarding awarded continuing education credits, please contact Josh Koza at