Organized by Coreyne Woodman Holoubek, Contracted Leaders and Laura Gmeinder, Laura Gmeinder Coaching & Consulting, LLC

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DISRUPT is a movement designed to ENERGIZE, INSPIRE and CHALLENGE executives, business leaders, community change agents and professionals in the field of Human Resources. Basically everyone and anyone who WORKS. Our mission is to move the dialog forward and empower you to take ACTION to CHANGE the world of work.

DISRUPT is a night of thought-provoking talks from experts and professionals who want to share their ideas on how we can move our talent thinking forward. Each speaker has 5 minutes, 20 slides rotating at 15 seconds each to blow your mind! Part entertainment, part education a movement that will really move you to action.

DISRUPT IN THE NEWS: Biz Times article "Beyond panel discussions and lectures: The evolution of corporate events"

SPONSORS for Disrupt Madison 3.0 on June 6, 2018 at the High Noon Saloon (as featured by CultureCon USA June 6-7. Tickets sold seperately.)


Ultimate Software


Interested in learning more? https://www.ultimatesoftware.com/


The Alliance


Interested in learning more? http://www.the-alliance.org/


Hinckley Productions

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Interested in learning more? http://hinckleyproductions.com/


Live Well Social Media Management

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Interested in learning more?  http://livewellsocial.com/


MRA- The Management Association


Interested in learning more? https://www.mranet.org/


Summit Credit Union


Interested in learning more? https://www.summitcreditunion.com/


Crimson Sun Studios


Interested in learning more? http://www.crimsonsunstudios.com/

Is  your organization interested in joining this list? Contact Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek to discuss sponsorship opportuntiies coreyne@theapugroup.com


The SOLD OUT Disrupt Milwaukee 1.0 was held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery as part of Wisconsin Startup Week. Click HERE to watch the speaker videos.

THIS JUST IN----Disrupt Milwaukee 2.0 will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018



LANEICE MCGEE Founder of FEMA- Future Entrepreneurs Moving Ahead, dedicated District Director for the Department of Workforce Development and a 2017 Women to Watch presented by Envisioning the Future, Inc.


ZACH BLUMENFELD Co-Founder & COO of ThirdSpace. You can regularly find Zach engaged in all things culture. Zach is leading the call to bring a first of it's kind CultureCon USA to Madison, Wisconsin June 6-7, 2018. He is passionate about "fixing the broken workplace" a true disruptor at heart.


RACHAEL O'MEARA is the author of the acclaimed book "Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break". In addition, she is a sales executive at Google, transformation leadership coach and dynamic speaker.


JENNY TRIPLETT media maven extraordinaire, is one half of the professional husband and wife team Rufus and Jenny Triplett the minds behind Prisonworld Magazine Podcast and BlogTalk and Best Selling book series including Surviving Business. They were honored as Ebony "Couple of the Year" (2012) and one of the "14 Most Inspiring Black Couples" (2013). You may also recognize Jenny and Rufus from TLC's reality comedy, "Extreme Cheapskates Guide to Love".


MIKE WALLACE a high school senior may be the youngest disruptor to take the stage- and he's more than up for the challenge. Mike is impressive: an honor student at West Bend High School, runner-up for the state of Wisconsin Future Business Leaders Association president position, he has twice attended Business World and this past June he was the President of a company and as a star athlete was named "Sixth Man of the Year" for his contribution to his basketball team, playing at the Varsity level during is junior year.


BRUCE HOLOUBEK Bruce has been a guest speaker and presenter at events ranging from Disrupt Madison to the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation Gala. His expertise has been featured in Zenefits, Wonolo and Career Resource Institute. #movetheneedle


AMBER SWENOR is the ambition behind Strategic Partners Marketing LLC and Amberdella; she is (more than) ready to rock the (disrupt) mic. Amber is a In Business magazine 40 Under 40, BRAVA magazine Women 2 Watch and talented musician with the band Morningstar (9 years running!).


AMY GANNON Co-Founder and Director of Entrepreneur Development of the Doyenne Group, Inc.currently serves on several startup advisory boards including Infamous Mothers a social venture changing the narratives and public perception of Black mothering through programming, publications, and art exhibits. Dr Gannon is co-chair of the Social Good Summit, an accelerator program for ventures trying to make a positive social impact.


NICOLE DESSAIN is a talent management and HR "nerd". She loves to blow up long-held beliefs that stop us from preparing our organizations for the future of work. Nicole feels lucky to have had an amazing corporate HR and consulting career that she has recently turned into her own start-up, talent.imperative inc, a talent experience design consultancy. She is also the Founder and President of DisruptHR Chicago.

SPONSORS: Disrupt Milwaukee 1.0 November 9, 2017

We are so grateful for our generous sponsors:

DIAMOND: MRA- The Management Association

Interested in learning more? https://www.mranet.org/


PLATINUM: Hinckley Productions

Interested in learning more? http://hinckleyproductions.com/


GOLD: Best Places at the Historic Pabst Brewery

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Interested in learning more? http://www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/

GOLD: Ultimate Software


Interested in learning more? https://www.ultimatesoftware.com/

BRONZE: Westallion Brewing Company


Interested in learning more? http://www.westallionbrewing.com/

BRONZE: Crimson Sun Studios


Interested in learning more? http://www.crimsonsunstudios.com/


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Disrupt Madison 2.0 June 6, 2017 program.

The inaugural Disrupt Madison event was held at High Noon Saloon on June 23rd 2016. Over 100+ in attendance and via Global Live Feed.

A sold out Disrupt Madison 2.0 was held on June 6, 2017.

The inaugural Disrupt Milwaukee was held at the Best Place at Pabst Brewery on November 9, 2017 as part of Wisconsin Startup Week.

Disrupt Madison 3.0 will be on June 6, 2018 as part of CultureCon USA.

Disrupt Milwaukee 2.0 is anticipated to be held in November 2018

Disrupt events in Wisconsin are organized by President Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek, Contracted Leadership and Vice Prsident Laura Gmeinder, Laura Gmeinder Coaching & Consulting, LLC

Disrupt MEDIA

Learn more!



Disrupt Madison videos

Disrupt Milwaukee videos



HRchat Podcast with Laura Gmeinder & Coreyne Woodman Holoubek

HRchat Podcast with Matthew Gonnering

Empowered Women Empower Women With Laura Gmeinder



Biz Times Media

In Business Magazine

HR Gazette Interview With Laura Gmeinder

HR Gazette Interview With Futurist and TEDx Speaker Rebecca Ryan

HR Gazette Interview With Bruce Holoubek

HR Gazette Interview With Jillana Peterson

HR Gazette Interview With Tina Hallis

University of Wisconsin: Disrupt Madison is Returning and Expanding



Culture Community

The Alliance Disrupt: Engaging Thought Leaders



"Disrupt Madison was a fun and exhilarating event! The presentations were well orchestrated and engaging, and the fast pace made it particularly exciting.  I left feeling energized and excited to make change in our industry."

Ashley Powell, Business Development Manager, Bendyworks


"The venue was perfect, and even though I had to get going pretty soon after the speakers were done, I actually, did more networking in those 20 minutes than I do at most week-long conferences."  

Allison Gamble, Manager, HR Technology, Cuna Mutual Group


"I was especially drawn by the inclusive, forward-thinking and refreshing nature of the Disrupt Madison event (hosted in a relaxed and creative setting). Tapping the generous spirit of the diverse, impassioned professionals sharing their ideas and discoveries on the future of talent and the world of work – I left energized and recommitted to lead and collaborate from a place of service. A BIG THANKS to the event co-organizers, Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek and Laura Gmeinder, for so graciously holding the space for us!"

Hollie Hollister, Founder and Owner of H Cubed Group, LLC



"Being part of Disrupt Madison helped us think through how we want to be a positive “disruption” in the world of health care. The Disrupt Madison team did an excellent job of delivering value for our sponsorship through cross-promotion and social media. They coached us on speaking effectively to their audience so we got the greatest benefit from our sponsorship. Afterward, they provided insights into what makes the Disrupt events successful so we could apply those tactics in our own marketing. It was definitely a rewarding partnership!"

Cheryl DeMars, President & CEO, The Alliance


"We are proud to once again be a sponsor for Disrupt Madison.  Cornerstone was so impressed with the 2016 inaugural event that we were eager to renew our commitment. Sponsorship is definitely a win-win;  the event provides high value to our clients/prospective clients. The evening is professionally crafted and a community is created that encourages connections; it's a unique and cutting edge event. We also found value in the time to connect, before and after the event, and enjoyed hearing dynamic stories across multiple industries from people who are passionate about all things work."

Jake Brennan, Regional Sales Manager, Cornerstone


To speak at or to sponsor an upcoming event please email Laura@LauraGmeinder.com