handy help llc



Phia Xiong is a bi-lingual and bi-cultural licensed clinical social worker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.  He   has over 25 years of experience in social work direct practice serving individuals experiencing mental health and addiction issues.  He is the founder of Shades of Yellow (SOY), the first LGBTQIA support group for Hmong individuals in Minnesota.  He is also the founder and CEO of Handy Help llc, a minority owned limited liability company launched in 2009 to provide quality services to people with disabilities and under-served communities.  He has over 15 years of administration and leadership in the human services and healthcare industry.  While in this industry, he has a successful track record of strategic planning, organization operations management, program advancement, project management, business development and servant leadership-centered on building collaboration within the human services and healthcare communities.  His talents include business planning, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills, while using multiple management styles to accommodate individual and group needs.  Other career experience includes leadership and board chair positions in social service organizations, non-profit foundations, and an adjunct faculty at Metropolitan State University in the Social Work Program.

“I believe that everyone can be successful.  My ideal workplace is one where excellence and ethical standards are the norm, and people are treated with respect.  Treating people with kindness is something you will never regret.  I lead in complete alignment with my values, and with an enduring work ethic, excellence, teamwork, and heart.”



Jeff Spencer was a business entrepreneur for over 30 years before co-founding Handy Help LLC.   Mr. Spencer won multiple business awards and wrote articles for the trade and arts magazines in his field. He served on the advisory board at Century College for the upholstery program and was the first featured small business artisan in Minneapolis and Saint Paul magazine in 1995.

Mr. Spencer’s broad range of experience and knowledge including Acquisitions, Healthcare Business start-up, exceptional interpersonal-relational management skills, fostering long-term sustainability partnerships, Administration, Sales, and Marketing.