Monica Kreuger is a globally connected leader with extensive experience as both an entrepreneur and board member. An expert in business strategy, community and economic development, organizational development, and venture creation, she has successfully guided hundreds of entrepreneurs through their start-up and growth journeys. Now, as a TEC Chair, she is eager to help founders and owners of small businesses grow more strategically and efficiently.
Monica often says that her last day of work was Dec. 31, 1989, because, on January 1, 1990, she founded her first company dedicated to providing entrepreneurial training and development. Since then, she and her team have assisted over 1,200 entrepreneurs to launch their companies in Saskatchewan and Alberta through her post-secondary institute, the Praxis School of Entrepreneurship. In 2010, Monica expanded her offices to China to serve entrepreneurs wanting to operate in Saskatchewan. She also spearheaded and co-designed Saskatchewan’s first investment-based business plan competition—the Venture Forward $100K Business Plan Competition—which launched 30 companies over its five-year life span.
Monica has devoted her career to partnering with entrepreneurs in delivering their programs, bringing her and their lived entrepreneurial experiences to their training, coaching, and growth. For business owners in the Saskatoon area, this is an opportunity to join Monica’s TEC group and refine your goals, perfect your leadership skills, and create a roadmap to fulfill your vision.
She believes it is her purpose in life to help entrepreneurs realize their capacity to create their desired futures and advance the power of entrepreneurship to transform the world all within a socially conscious framework.
TEC Group Vision
Each of us can change the world. Every problem, challenge, or barrier we come upon is just an opportunity for us to stretch our creative muscles, most often with others, and find a way forward. These times and places are often the very moments that we discover the next best version of ourselves and therefore, our businesses.
- Married to Brent Kreuger, life and business partner, with 4 adult children (all entrepreneurs) and 8 grandchildren (entrepreneurs in the making).
- Whether it’s driving her tractor, continuing her journey with Egyptian dance, traveling, reading, spending time over coffee with family and friends, or creating sustainable projects on her land with her husband —Monica doesn’t limit herself to a favourite pastime.
- Current Vice-Chair of the Luthercare Communities Board and Director on their 2 profit companies, Senator and member of the non-academic misconduct hearing board of the U of S Senate, and Member of the Provincial Education Committees.