Reimagining Leadership Development


Our Purpose and Vision

We are making a difference in the world by empowering leaders to take charge of their growth and development while cultivating resilience to withstand life's challenges. Through a whole leader approach, we are helping individuals become stronger leaders while supporting teams and organizations. We envision workplace cultures that foster whole leader growth and development while driving business outcomes.   

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Our Values

Our core values of curiosity, compassion, connection, and courage guide us in everything that we do. We continually push ourselves to learn and grow as individuals and as an organization. We are committed to creating innovative, impactful services that are free of judgement, dogma, and limiting beliefs.

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A Note From Our Founder


I founded Arctos360 based on my own professional journey. There was a point in my life where everything seemed to be going well – at least on the surface. My partners and I sold the consulting firm I co-founded and was involved in several new and exciting business ventures. I was close to my family and enjoyed a special relationship with each of my four children. 

While I thought I was able to check the boxes I needed to be happy, there was an inexplicable sense of emptiness lurking beneath the surface. I struggled to find meaning in my work, and a sense of hopelessness set in which quickly started to take a toll on me. It was difficult to find the energy my work, family, and friends deserved. 

This time in my life marked the beginning of what would become a 10-year circuitous journey in search of meaning, growth, and direction. I did  a lot of exploring.  I reconnected to my strengths, purpose, values, and dove into my growth edges. I discovered healthy coping tools that supported me mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.  During this time, I came to a significant realization: I wanted to create a company that supports leaders in a way that I wish I was supported.  This is what inspired me to form Arctos360.

My experience changed my life, and now it is my personal mission – and the mission of Arctos360 – to guide professionals as they navigate the difficult terrain of being a leader.

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Erik Nelson, MHA, MBA

Founder and Leadership Advisor

Erik is an experienced entrepreneur who has successfully launched, grown, and sold several high growth businesses. He has firsthand knowledge of leading his own companies and collaborating with leaders throughout the United States. Through his leadership positions, Erik observed the positive impact of wellbeing and subsequently founded Arctos360. As an Arctos360 Business Advisor, Erik applies his extensive expertise in advising executives on strategic issues, drawing upon his resilience and experience to assist leaders in their development journey. He has his BS degree from St. John’s University, and his MHA and MBA degrees from the University of Minnesota.

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Ryan Else, MD

Physician Partner and Advisor

Ryan is an actively practicing board-certified internal medicine hospitalist with over 20 years of clinical and physician executive leadership at a tertiary care, level-II trauma medical center and is currently practicing in a rural MN health system. He is known for his breadth of experience across the healthcare continuum including leading large provider groups, commitment to quality and safety, and hands-on approach in clinical and physician leadership operations. He excels at analyzing and synthesizing information from diverse sources to develop strategic vision and including key stakeholders to advance strategy initiatives. Ryan is recognized for his ability to connect with staff at all levels of an organization and builds cultures that support staff well-being, performance, and future growth. He has his BA in biochemistry from Gustavus Adolphus, M.D. from the University of Minnesota, and is currently completing certification with the International Coach Federation.


Shannon Yocum, MA, NBC-HWC

Director of Coaching and Leadership Coach

Shannon is a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and has a master’s degree in Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching. She has a unique background as an entrepreneur, leadership coach and business advisor. She works with leaders, groups and organizations as they build emotional intelligence, cultivate whole leader wellbeing, and discover resilience strategies and tools. Shannon understands the importance of a leader’s ability to handle stress and manage obstacles. Shannon’s empathy, warmth and ability to connect to others is central to her coaching approach. Her impactful insight and guidance helps leaders grow professionally and personally.


Jen Reid

Graphic Designer

Jen is an accomplished graphic designer and production artist with more than 20 years experience working with high-profile businesses across the U.S. She is an expert at bringing out the essence of an organization’s brand in all elements of her work. Her design efforts are behind all of Arctos360’s interactive learning materials, website design, marketing collateral and program materials.


Kate Jackson, MBA, NBC-HWC

Resilience and Leadership Coach

Kate is a highly effective coach, trainer, and business advisor with a long list of credentials, including an MA in Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching as well as a Master's in Business Administration. She is a Board certified Health and Wellness Coach and a certified Enneagram teacher.

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Bryn Lowrie Yahn, MS, LP

Resilience and Leadership Advisor

Bryn is a licensed Psychologist with over 25 years of relevant experience. As an accomplished coach and instructor, she has helped countless individuals identify their path to purpose by helping them identify and remove barriers to personal growth. Bryn is an expert in emotional health and healing.


Tiffany Zitzewitz, MHA, MS

Business Advisor and Leadership Coach

Tiffany Zitzewitz has over 20 years of senior executive leadership experience in national healthcare organizations. She combines this executive background with her current work as a leadership and career coach, along with her active practice as a clinical therapist. Her passion is working with leaders from a whole person perspective and supporting them in maximizing both their potential and wellness.


Ann Arens, MA, NBC-HWC

Resilience and Leadership Coach

Ann is a National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach that uses a client-centered approach to support individuals as they cultivate opportunities for positive life change. She provides a non-judgmental and confidential space for clients to explore what keeps them whole and healthy as they align with their strengths, values, and goals. Ann works with individuals, groups, and business teams with corporate leaders who are managing their full and pressure-filled lives.

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Rob Wheaton, MA, NBC-HWC

Resilience and Leadership Coach

Rob is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach with graduate degrees in Integrative Health & Wellness Coaching, Management, and Architecture. He is also a Certified Yoga Instructor. Rob is experienced in working with professionals in both individual and group settings.

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Ann Mullinix, MA, NBC-HWC

Resilience and Leadership Coach

Ann is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and a licensed Occupational Therapist. Working in healthcare for over 30 years, she knows health improves and flourishes when individuals are aligned with a sense of purpose. Ann has extensive experience empowering individuals to be the expert of their health and live their best lives.


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Chris Bent

Chris is currently the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Prime Therapeutics, a $30 billion Pharmacy Benefit Management company. Prior to joining Prime, she served 12 years in clinical and operations leadership roles, most recently as president, SVP of operations at Allina Health Group. In this role, she was responsible for the overall strategic, quality of care, financial, personnel and operational leadership of 1,200 employed primary and specialty care providers, integrated specialists and related sites of care. Earlier in her career, Chris held operational leadership roles at Atrius Health and Partners Community Health Inc., both in Massachusetts. She serves on numerous boards, including Women’s Health Leadership TRUST, Mount Olivet Home, Careview Home and Day Services, and Lakewood Cemetery. She earned bachelor’s degree in psychology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a master’s degree in hospital and healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota.

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Mark G. Mishek

Mark G. Mishek is a visionary leader with extensive executive-level experience in health care. Mark was named President and CEO of Hazelden in November 2008. With the merger of Hazelden and the Betty Ford Center in February 2014, he became President and CEO of the newly formed Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. In his tenure as CEO, he orchestrated the historic merger of Hazelden and the Betty Ford Center and expanded the organization’s footprint by tripling the number of locations and doubling the number of patients served. Mark’s career in health care spans 30+ years. He came from the Allina Hospitals & Clinics system, where he held various senior positions, including President of United Hospital of St. Paul, Executive Vice President for Law & Public Affairs and General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. Mishek earned a B.A. degree with high honors from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. degree with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is the former chair of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a past board member of Portico Healthnet, Capital City Partnership and ClearWay Minnesota.

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Tess Roering

Tess is an accomplished marketing leader with considerable experience in the health and wellness industry. As Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Commercial Officer at CorePower Yoga, she played a pivotal role in the company’s rapid growth and successful sale while overseeing Marketing, Sales, Real Estate and Construction. Prior to this role, Tess was tapped to be Athleta’s first head of marketing, where she developed the brand, opened their first retail stores and helped scale the business. She has additional marketing experience with Special Olympics, Gillette Company, VISA, Gap and Old Navy. She also helped launch, now a part of Expedia. Tess is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Nature’s Sunshine (NATR), I and Love and You, and Cipher Skin. She has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.



"I was looking for help leveling up my leadership team, and Arctos360 was the perfect partner to make it happen. Through a combination of group sessions and 1:1 coaching, I saw my leaders become more introspective and aware of how their attitudes and actions impact their teams. By becoming aware of their leadership style and prioritizing their own wellbeing, they are more thoughtful, connected, and effective leaders who help create a positive, productive, and innovative working environment."

-Karin Lund, AVP, Prime Therapeutics


"As CEO I know how important leadership development and wellbeing is for an organization. And given the tremendous change we have experienced, I was looking for an opportunity to strengthen our leadership team. The Arctos team not only provided us with tools and strategies that we can start implementing today but it also brought our team together. Everyone walked away with greater self-awareness about how their wellbeing impacts their leadership, and how we can support each other."

-Kim Parrish, CEO, Currance


"Our leadership teams are stressed and we needed a program that prevents burnout and supports wellbeing. Arctos360 was the perfect solution. Arctos coached three of our leadership teams and were thrilled at how effective it was in not only supporting them in their wellbeing and stress management but in how it also helped them increase their self-awareness and build team trust. I look forward to working with them on an ongoing basis."

-Craig Edinger, CEO, The Goodman Group        



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