The Wopida, Training and Service Group

The Wopida Group - Who We Are

The Wopida, Training and Service Group is an association of entrepreneurial spirits who support each other in creating ecologically sustainable, profitable businesses that are led by missions of integrity and value.

We provide training and services that empower 21st-Century entrepreneurs to create holistic- and ecologically sustainable and profitable enterprises. We do this by respectful facilitation and co-creation of missions that are clear and concise value propositions (Mission = vision plus action) and support each other in being accountable for integrity of action, in the spirit of the Four Agreements, outlined by Don Miguel Ruiz, 1997 thru Miguel Angel Ruiz, MD:

  1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity.
    Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.

  2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
    Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

  3. Don’t Make Assumptions
    Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

  4. Always Do Your Best
    Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

Wopida is the Dakota word for Gratitude.

"When I founded the Group in 2006, I had been reflecting on the gifts of my family tree—gifts of resilience and love of Nature. My parents had moved from Ohio in 1938 to begin a life following the “call of the loon,” the state bird of Minnesota, and a sound that seemed to echo their passion for the peace and serenity they found discovering nature. Thus, as their third son, I was born where the prairies, deciduous woodlands and waters meet, in Wakpecute Dakota territory overlooking the Straight River in Faribault, Minnesota." - Tom Weaver