About BēFor

Driven to help enable more positive exchanges and heal broken relationships, we want to create a place where people can find support – especially during the current climate of negativity.

We envision a community where people have access to tools, resources, and information to facilitate healthier conversations. It will be a place where they can connect and support each other in standing up for those being bullied online for their viewpoints and deescalate conflict before irreparable damage is done.

We want to change the world one conversation at a time.

 

Join us.

About BēFor

Driven to help enable more positive exchanges and heal broken relationships, we want to create a place where people can find support – especially during the current climate of negativity.

We envision a community where people have access to tools, resources, and information to facilitate healthier conversations. It will be a place where they can connect and support each other in standing up for those being bullied online for their viewpoints and deescalate conflict before irreparable damage is done.

We want to change the world one conversation at a time.

 

Join us.

VISION

To create a more positive world by helping to de-escalate conflict, heal broken relationships, and make humanity more united and less divided.

VISION

To create a more positive world by helping to de-escalate conflict, heal broken relationships, and make humanity more united and less divided.

MISSION

To be the go-to resource for participants who want to have healthier, more constructive conversations and be a force for bold positivity.

MISSION

To be the go-to resource for participants who want to have healthier, more constructive conversations and be a force for bold positivity.

Quilt square

Sharon Meyer, VP of Marketing and Secretary

Co-Founder

After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Journalism, Sharon moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue a career in advertising account management. Six years later, she returned to the Twin Cities in Minnesota where she now resides. She is a graduate of the CO.STARTERS core entrepreneurship program.

Career
While Sharon’s career has been exclusively in marketing communications, she’s worked in several roles, from account manager to creative director. As such, she brings both strategic and creative strength to the team. For a high-tech startup, she lead a team that developed and launched one of the first commercial websites in 1996. After that, she worked as a writer and associate creative director for a local agency. In 2005, she opened her own consulting business focused on business-to-business and high-tech marketing communications.

Nonprofit and Volunteer Work
Sharon helped open the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas in 1989, tracking fundraising levels and ticket-package sales valued up to $20,000 for the Grand Opening Fortnight. She has done grant writing for local nonprofits as part of her role at a local agency. As a consultant, she has developed marketing communications programs for other local nonprofits.

Volunteer Writer, Graphic Designer, and Webmaster, Scott County Historical Society. Rebranded museum and worked with team to redesign website. Managed ongoing website revisions and collateral design as needed.

Volunteer Graphic Designer, Shakopee Historic Home Tours, Shakopee Heritage Society. Designed brochures, tickets and flyers for three tours.

Quilt square

Sharon Meyer, VP of Marketing and Secretary

Co-Founder

After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Journalism, Sharon moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue a career in advertising account management.

Six years later, she returned to the Twin Cities in Minnesota where she now resides. She is a graduate of the CO.STARTERS core entrepreneurship program.

Career

While Sharon’s career has been exclusively in marketing communications, she’s worked in several roles, from account manager to creative director. As such, she brings both strategic and creative strength to the team.

For a high-tech startup, she lead a team that developed and launched one of the first commercial websites in 1996. After that, she worked as a writer and associate creative director for a local agency.

In 2005, she opened her own consulting business focused on business-to-business and high-tech marketing communications.

Nonprofit and Volunteer Work
Sharon helped open the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas in 1989, tracking fundraising levels and ticket-package sales valued up to $20,000 for the Grand Opening Fortnight. She has done grant writing for local nonprofits as part of her role at a local agency. As a consultant, she has developed marketing communications programs for other local nonprofits.

Volunteer Writer, Graphic Designer, and Webmaster, Scott County Historical Society. Rebranded museum and worked with team to redesign website. Managed ongoing website revisions and collateral design as needed.

Volunteer Graphic Designer, Shakopee Historic Home Tour, Shakopee Heritage Society. Designed brochures, tickets and flyers for three tours.