Power Questions for Leaders: A Four-Week Course

Impact Leadership requires authenticity, humility, and balance.

Purpose: The goal of this class – To equip you with powerful questions that will help you lead with authenticity, humility, and balance.

Foundation: The Foundational Beliefs – Everyone is leading someone. Your most important leadership work is within yourself.


Session 1 – Authenticity & Humility

Session 2: Stress & Security

Session 3: Balance

Session 4: Impact Leadership

Prerequisite: Before you take this class – It is not required for you to know your number. However, taking a simple test before class will help you narrow down and confirm your number as we work through the class.

Here is an inexpensive, simple test which may help you narrow down your number consideration: Enneagram Institute – www.enneagraminstitute.com $12.


Price $149 total for all 4 sessions. Please register on this website (Eventbrite) to attend the workshops. By registering here, you are registering for the whole course – the price includes all 4 sessions.


Please email Jennifer Stanley at jenstanley1213@gmail.com or contact nsmith@innovationconnector.com.


Provide Your Clients with Excellent Customer Experience with this NEW Class

It’s almost time for Entrepreneur Showcase Week! We’ve got 20 great events in one week for those of you wanting to learn more about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Our newest added class, Providing Excellent Customer Experience, will be a practical session for all business owners and entrepreneurs discussing various aspects of excellent experiences and ways to implement them into their daily business. Join us for this FREE class on Thursday, November 17, 2022 from 6:00- 7:30 PM. You don’t want to miss this incredible event. You can register now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newly-added-providing-excellent-client-experiences-tickets-449427258027  See you there!

Enneagram 101 – A Free Introductory Course

Maybe you’ve heard a lot about the Enneagram? Maybe you’ve even taken an online test?  But, what’s the real use and benefit of the Enneagram and knowing your number?

Join us for this free introductory workshop that will not only introduce you to the history, structure, and benefits of the Enneagram but also help you begin to truly discover your Enneagram number. This workshop will be led by Jennifer Stanley, an Enneagram guide and founder of Living Well. Jennifer is a relatable, fun, and knowledgeable teacher who will help you take practical steps toward number discovery and why it matters in your life, business, and relationships.

This workshop will be held on October 31st from 8-10 am and also on November 8th from 6-7 pm at the Innovation Connector located at 1208 W White River Blvd, Muncie, IN 47303.

RSVP at nsmith@innovationconnector.com.


Resident Client Spotlight – Tisha Gierhart

 Tisha Gierhart was hired as Shafer Leadership Academy’s first Program Director in January 2014. She is primarily responsible for all activities related to the development, delivery, and assessment of leadership programs presented by Shafer Leadership Academy. In this role, she focuses on building collaborative relationships with Shafer Leadership Academy’s participants and partners. Her work reflects her passion for making a difference, building relationships, and motivating others. She believes in leading by example and developing purposeful connections. Find out more about the Shafer Leadership Academy at www.shaferleadership.com.

Resident Client Spotlight – Ryan Ellsworth

Ryan Ellsworth is an architect working remotely for Studio M Architecture and Planning located in Carmel, Indiana. They started the practice with 6 people in 2013, and they currently have 42 employees and are looking to grow. They specialize in multi-family and mixed-use projects but work on all project types at home in Indiana and across the country. Architecture is a fast-paced but rewarding field where you get to dream things up and if many things go right, watch it get built in the real world. Check out their website to see some of our latest projects: https://www.studiomarchitecture.net/

Resident Client Spotlight – Melissa DeWitt

Melissa DeWitt is the HEAD OF SCHOOL for The Virtual Preparatory Academy of Indiana at Madison-Grant. Mrs. DeWitt is entering her 20th year in education. Her roles have included principal, Academic Director, data coach, and teacher. She is most proud of her work to launch Indiana’s first full-time online school, giving students and families another school choice here in the state of Indiana.

If you are interested in learning more about The Virtual Preparatory Academy of Indiana and its services, please visit indianamg.virtualpreparatoryacademy.com or call 888-436-0234.

New Fall Coding Connector Schedule

Coding Connector is back with a new schedule for Fall 2022. The new fall schedule has classes available for grade school children Kindergarten through 8th grade with activities sure to spark their interest including Minecraft, robotics, Roblox, LEGOs and more!  Coding Connector combines a state-of-the-art facility with fiber based internet access, computer resources, an active marketing and business center and the absolute best coding instructors and facilities in our community. August and September classes are available for registration. Register your child(ren) for a fun and educational experience today!

Resident Client Spotlight – Karen Lloyd

Karen Lloyd is a business advisor at the East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which is proudly hosted by Ball State University. In her position, Karen engages with small business owners through no-cost, one-on-one support and community workshops that facilitate connections to people, tools, and resources that help clients start, grow, finance, innovate, and transition their businesses.

If you are interested in learning more about the East Central Indiana SBDC and its services or would like to schedule a meeting, please visit isbdc.ecenterdirect.com/signup or call 765-282-9950.

Resident Client Spotlight – Mark Slusher

Mark Slusher founded Endpoint Creative in 2014, a media production and digital marketing company that provides solutions to build their client’s image and brand awareness. Mark has over 20 years of experience in marketing, communications, and management for businesses, organizations, and government agencies.

Endpoint Creative focuses on professional media production including live streaming, corporate productions, podcast production, and more.

Mark moved Endpoint Creative to the Innovation Connector after outgrowing his workspace at home.  The space, the staff and services they provide have been pivotal to the growth of Endpoint Creative.

Need someone to produce your next video or podcast? Call Endpoint Creative at (765) 273-3231.

Ted Baker at the INT’L Conference on Business Incubation

Our very own Ted Baker represented the Innovation Connector at the INT’L Conference on Business Incubation in Atlanta, Georgia. Ted taught courses on Fostering Your Entrepreneurship Center’s Role in Your CommunityBuilding Profitable Programs That Serve Entrepreneurs, The Work-Life Balance for Entrepreneurs – A Look at Mental Health in Your ESO, and Leading Ecosystem Development in Your Region. At the INT’L Conference, Ted was able to share and teach others about the process of entrepreneurship and the steps to take to become a successful business owner. With these courses, aspiring entrepreneurs learned how to thrive in a competitive startup market, practices to develop services that are relevant to their target client audience, and how to create a healthy balance between work and life to avoid burnout to maintain a healthy state of mind. To learn more about the INT’L Conference on Business Incubation, visit click here.