Rana DeBoer is a work well manager for the City of Sioux Falls full time, and also serves as founder and president for her personal consulting business, Create Energy. Through her career experiences and vigor for learning and helping others grow, DeBoer emboldens business leaders to embrace a culture of health and vitality. She’ll also be speaking at the inaugural CultureCon on October 30 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, which is a day conference that “revolutionizes the definition and expectations of organizational culture.” 605 caught up with the entrepreneur on what a day in her life looks like.

I’m often at GreatLife at EMBE [1]. You can find me there on weekday lunch hours sweating it up with members as I lead a HITT or bike class. We have a great time, because fitness should be fun! As human beings, movement is central to performing at your best, both mentally and physically.

When I’m not teaching a fitness class, I enjoy a good run on the bike trail [2]. The scenery is awesome. Nature is a great place for some quiet, restorative time, or for a run with friends for social hour.

Josiah’s Coffeehouse, Cafe & Bakery [3] is fantastic. I enjoy morning meet-ups at Josiah’s. The greek yogurt parfait with homemade granola and fresh berries is delish.  And it pairs nicely with friends, colleagues, and a cup of joe.

Create Energy. My side hustle. This is where my heart really sings. I get to help people and businesses maximize their energy and come into positive, dynamic alignment, because the energy of employees drives the energy of the organization.

City Hall [4]. In my full-time career, I spend time on the second floor strategizing and developing policies, systems, and practices for a happy, healthy, and safe workplace for city employees.

I love Eastbank Art Gallery & Studio. I’m a creative type, and this place inspires me. I’m so impressed with our local artists, I want to buy it all. I always leave with a sense of pride, and a ton of fresh ideas for my inner artist.

605 Running Company [5] is great, because there is no such thing as too many running shoes.

Who doesn’t love the smell of movie theater popcorn?! My son and I love to go to the movies at Cinemark Century Stadium 14, especially Marvel superhero flicks.

My grandmother taught me well: when you look good, you feel good. I shop at downtown boutiques [6] often. Fashion is an art, and the local stores offer such unique pieces. They help me dress well and feel confident.

My husband and I grow a killer garden. It’s full of tomatoes, green peppers, and jalapeños and makes for fresh, spicy salsa! It’s amazing: plant a seed, tend to its growth, then harvest the fruit, and eat it. It brings me home to good memories of gardening with my dad.

For more information, visit creategreatenergy.com.


  • I take life two steps at a time.
  • My mission in life is to be a force of good.
  • I love Wonder Woman.
  • My first name is from an old book of German names and stands for “royalty.”
  • I was initiated into college track by having to run the “beer mile” (not cool as a sprinter).


Sioux Falls Convention Center

October 30 // 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How Much
$75 individual // $525 table


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