Abbey Hellickson, Business Growth Consultant with Enterprise Minnesota

Abbey Hellickson

Business Growth Consultant

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About Abbey

Abbey Hellickson is a business growth consultant who works with manufacturers throughout the state to help them engage their workforce, maximize productivity, improve company culture, and strengthen their leadership teams. Drawing on a wealth of experience in talent and leadership development, Abbey enables companies to drive performance at all levels of their organizations and develop the effective leaders they need to build and sustain profitable growth.

Prior to joining Enterprise Minnesota, Abbey served as the director of business and workforce education at Rochester Community and Technical College and as a corporate training instructor for Fastenal.

A resident of Preston, MN, Abbey enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, biking, and spending time with her family. She sits on the board of directors for the Preston Area Community Foundation and Fillmore Central Community Education.


  • Master of Education in Human Resource Development — University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration — Winona State University
“I am energized by the commitment Minnesota manufacturers have to the development of their employees and workplace cultures.  It is a privilege to work with them on enhancing leadership skills that impact business results. ”
Additional resources:

Enterprise Minnesota consulting services

State of Manufacturing® survey results

Enterprise Minnesota® magazine

Author Content

Where Training Takes Off

NASA supplier Windings creates in-house ‘university’ to help employees soar.

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Digging into Training

The Weekly Report – July 17, 2023 Akkerman, Inc. in Brownsdale is one of those companies that continually confirms how innovation doesn’t end at product…

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Building a Leadership Bench

The Weekly Report – June 5, 2023 Business growth consultant Abbey Hellickson shares a process for transforming top performers into company leaders.

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Joe Plunger and Jeff Hoch standing in front of molten metal
Helping Hands

Manufacturers turn to chaplains to address employee wellness.

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Abbey Hellickson presenting to a group.
When Welding Isn’t Enough

Abbey Hellickson shows companies how to make doers into leaders.

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A panel of experts gives context to the results of the 2022 State of Manufacturing survey.
SOM in Context

A panel of experts gives context to the results of the 2022 State of Manufacturing survey.

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Energized by Energy

Trystar has found a profitable market niche by offering solutions and equipment for the electric power market tailored to particular needs.

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Four Questions: Abbey Hellickson

The Post-COVID Worker Shortage. Talking employee attraction and retention with Enterprise Minnesota business growth consultant Abbey Hellickson.

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Greater Than The Sum of Its Parts

Leading Daily for Results integrates the principles of continuous improvement with leadership skills to help companies win each day.

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Alliant Casting - Billboard - Winter 2020
A Sign of Excellence

When Winona-based Alliant Castings saw big results after working with Enterprise Minnesota, the foundry let its community know in a big way.

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