upcoming engagements

I have a very active talks/presentations/trainings calendar, such that it sometimes is very difficult to timely update this page. Thus, please contact me directly at elliejkrug@gmail.com to determine if a particular date or time frame you are considering is open on my calendar. (I do respond to all email inquiries on a timely basis.) I present locally, regionally, nationally, and in Canada, and I am now taking 2023-24 bookings. Also, please see the “representative clients/sectors” page on the menu bar of this site for a listing of prior clients and the sectors that I’ve served. Although this website is more information-filled, additional information can be found at my company website, Human Inspiration Works, LLC.

I have a weekly radio and podcast show on AM950, KTNF in Minnetonka, MN, “Ellie 2.0 Radio” on Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m. CST. You can find a listing of past podcasts and shows here. These shows are for the most part taped in advance, meaning that I have flexibility to present and train in-person when and wherever during the week.

Finally, please note: for some reason, WordPress likes to mix fonts, so as you read below, please understand that I can’t control everything (as much as I’d like to…).

The following list of engagements is current as of January 20, 2023.



  • 10th, “Gray Area Thinking” for Green Bay WI Education Association, via online
  • 17th, “Living Authentically with Compassion for Self and Others” for Eden Prairie High School, in-person
  • 23rd, “Gleaning Authenticity from a Moment of Truth” for Forward Service Corporation (Upward Bound), via online


  • 2nd “Legal Issues Facing Transgender Humans,” University of South Dakota School of Law, via online
  • 15th, “LGBTQIA+ Justice” for Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata MN, in-person
  • 22nd, “Gray Area Thinking” for the Minnesota Governors Conference, Brooklyn Center, MN, in-person


  • 8th, “Gray Area Thinking” for the City of St. Paul, via online


  • 18th, “Gray Area Thinking” for the Larkin Hoffman law firm, Minneapolis, in-person
  • 23rd, “Gray Area Thinking” for Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Excelsior MN, in-person


  • 5th, “Gray Area Thinking” for Children’s Theater Company, Minneapolis, in-person


  • 7th “Gray Area Thinking” for Wisconsin Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, in-person


  • 30th, “Workplace Inclusion and Allyship 101” for the City of Saint Paul, via online

Note: Some engagements are booked but not yet listed here due to time constraints. Please contact me to ensure that a date is open. Thanks!

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2 thoughts on “upcoming engagements

  1. Hi Ellie,
    Happy Holidays to you! My name is Anna McCann and I recently attended a “Gray Area Thinking” training in Red Wing, MN. You and the information you presented was fantastic! Thank you so much for coming and sharing with us.
    I work for a non profit organization called Three Rivers Community Action in Zumbrota, MN. Our website is: http://www.threeriverscap.org, if you’d like to check us out to see what we do. The list is long, but the basic gist is that we provide many different services for those in need. That said, every year we have an agency wide staff training and I plan to suggest we have you come and give the same training for that event. Before I do that; however, I need a couple pieces of information first. 1. Would this be something you would be interested in? 2. How much would you charge (travel time and 2-4 hrs. training)? 3. Do you have a discounted rate for non profits? 4. Are you available Friday, April 17th?
    I look forward to your response. Thank you in advance for your consideration and information.
    Have a wonderful day!

    • Hi Anna! Thanks for reaching out; yes, this is the kind of work I do (training at organizations) and I’d be happy to come work with your organization. I am available on April 17th too. Because this comment and reply might be public, I’ll share rate information via email. Could you please email me at elliejkrug@gmail.com? That’s a way better way for us to communicate anyway. Thanks! ellie

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