An inclusive and equitable world for all of us, with or without disability.
To help businesses and people with disabilities realize and enjoy the benefits of inclusion.
We listen to understand and not to respond.
We make extraordinary efforts to help and support our clients and each other.
We empower, guide,and support our clients to reach their goals.
We want a diverse workforce and an environment where everyone can thrive and bring their whole self. We always bring a humble and curious approach to our inclusion efforts.
We deliver on our commitments.
We infuse our work with creativity. We think outside the box to discover and implement creative, innovative solutions.
We believe work is possible for everyone.
We believe diversity has tremendous value and everyone wins when people with disabilities are included.
We believe our work is important. We bring our best selves and our best efforts to our work.
We believe conflict, problems, and mistakes have value. They show us what isn't working and give us an opportunity to try something new. We focus on solutions not problems.
We believe everyone's contributions at work should be compensated fairly and everyone should earn at least minimum wage.
Chelsie was born and raised in Lakeville, MN. She graduated from the University of Northwestern with a degree in General Business and later went on to earn a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Minnesota.
Chelsie has worked in disability services in Minnesota for many years. Most of her 18 years of experience was gained working for Kota Connections, a highly-regarded disability services agency in Dakota County. Chelsie started out as a Direct Support Professional while she was in high school and went on to wear many hats at Kota Connections including program counselor, intake coordinator, billing manager, trip and travel planner, office manager, licensing compliance officer, and, most recently, employment department director.
Chelsie's mission is to create an inclusive and equitable world for all of us, with or without disability. She started Great Work in January 2020 to help people with disabilities and businesses realize and enjoy the benefits of inclusion.