Life Mode: Minneapolis

“The Life Mode Report has been created to enable our clients to be the change-makers who will anticipate and create the products and services their consumers will need in the future. We think this is of paramount importance because the world is changing faster than ever – and how we choose to live in it has never offered us more possibility.” 

Sophie Maxwell, Pearlfisher Futures Director

Life Mode Minneapolis and our series of global events will share the insights and perspectives from Pearlfisher Futures exploration of the following key shifts:

  1. Following to becoming: Enabling our constant individual progression.
  2. Fixity to Fluidity: Seeking the collectives that will expand our worlds.
  3. Consumer to citizen: Rethinking our actions and what we’ll leave behind.

To get your ticket and join like-minded business professionals at this exciting event on how brands will design the lives we want to live, please click here.



Registration and welcome drinks


Introduction from Pearlfisher Founding Partner, Mike Branson


Introduction to Life Mode from Pearlfisher Futures Director, Sophie Maxwell


Shift 1 (Following to Becoming: Enabling our constant individual progression)


Expert viewpoint: To be announced




Shift 2 (Fixity to Fluidity: Seeking the collectives that will expand our worlds)


Expert viewpoint: Tamra Ryan, CEO of Women’s Bean Project




Shift 3 (Consumer to Citizen: Rethinking our actions and what we’ll leave behind)


Expert viewpoint: Joe Newhouse, Vice President of Strategy & Innovation at MATTER




Closing Remarks

11:25am – 12:30pm

Delicious light bites and a chance to network with industry peers


Tamra Ryan, CEO at Women’s Bean Project

Tamra Ryan is the CEO of Women’s Bean Project, a social enterprise that provides transitional employment, while operating a food manufacturing business, to women attempting to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty. Tamra currently chairs the Board of Directors for the Social Enterprise Alliance and is on the advisory board for the Barton Institute for Philanthropy and Social Enterprise at the University of Denver. She was named one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Colorado, was a speaker at TEDxMilehigh and is the author of The Third Law, a book which highlights the societal obstacles and internal demons that must be overcome for marginalized women to change their lives. The Third Law has won numerous awards for women/minorities in business and social activism.

Joe Newhouse, Vice President of Strategy & Innovation at MATTER

Joe creates things. Throughout his career as an innovator, entrepreneur, and brand story-teller, the passion for creating lasting change in the world has been a driving force. Now as VP of Strategy & Innovation at MATTER, he’s designing solutions to give amazing people the chance to live a healthier life.