Mario Rodriguez - Authentic Leadership

Mario is a Minnesota native who recently returned from a stint in Columbus Ohio. Mario is a consultant with Integrated Leadership Systems. He holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Capella University and is currently working on his PhD in the same field. His Bachelor’s Degree is in Psychology from St. Cloud State University. He also holds certifications in Hogan Assessments and The Leadership Circle Profile 360 assessment. Before joining Integrated Leadership Systems (ILS), Mario worked as an Organizational Psychologist for the State of South Dakota working with executive leaders and teams to improve the state’s workforce in areas including leadership, culture, employee engagement, selection, and performance.
Mario led us through an exercise in the importance of authentic leadership and how to use emotions effectively in leading others. He talked about the path to authenticity and touched on development of personal mission and vision statements.


  • 9/26 – Join EPAM and Noon Rotarians at Tavern 4 and 5 for joint swallowship with Edina Rotary and Dr Willy and Sophia Menendez who will talk about an exciting hospital project they are working on. 5-7 p.m.
  • 10/10 – EPAM Rotary Women’s Meeting at Holly Link’s house. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Spotlight on Mark Frieberg

Mark came to Minnesota from Roslyn, NY when his father’s job transfer brought the family to St Louis Park. Mark took us through his career beginning with losing his job right before his wedding. Decided to try real estate at age 21 and became successful and after ten years he started a mortgage company which was very successful up until the recession. At that point he started an e-commerce business which also became very successful. Mark’s community service career began with a seat on EP Heritage Preservation Committee, then Happy Fines the EP Planning Commission and last year ran for and was elected to EP City Council. Mark is on the lookout for the next “door to build”.


John Rettenath - Guest of Roy Terwilliger
Nicki Kunz - Student Interns