improve it! & Catalyst Ranch partner up for 2017

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Teambuilding, Uncategorized, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Reason #17 to love this year: get 17% off an improve it! workshop and 17% off your room rental price (either half day or full day) when booked at Catalyst Ranch! Just make sure to book your workshop by March 31st, 2017 and get this once-a-year offer. Utilize improve it!’s out-of-the-box thinking and fun energy at one [...]

The Creative World of Play with Corporate Event Interactive

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Entrepreneurs, Events, Innovation, Interviews, Problem Solving, Puzzles, Teambuilding, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jodi Whitlock of Corporate Event Interactive tells us about how their team got started, where she likes to vacation (don't forget the wine!) and what's coming up for CEI. What made you get into this business? CEI began as a traditional event planning company. We quickly discovered an affinity for the teambuilding and interactive part of [...]

14th Anniversary Party: A Most Interesting Affair

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Anniversary Party, Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Entrepreneurs, Events, Meetings, Teambuilding, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Now that we have had a moment to breathe and are back to the business of business, we can look back and bask in the afterglow of our Anniversary Party.  It was one to remember! On November 14th, 2016, a beautiful Monday night, Catalyst Ranch had the great fortune of celebrating 14 years in style; with [...]

Most Interesting Person – Ali Karbassi

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Consultants, Design, Entrepreneurs, Inspire, Interviews, Teach, Teambuilding, Tip, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Most Interesting Person: Ali Karbassi   Over the past 15 years I’ve worked in many different industries; Professional photographer, senior web developer at web firms and advertising agencies, product developer at an Internet of Things startup, Technology Director at a product-based company, and CEO of a non-profit to name a few. Each has revolved around my love [...]

Meeting Tip of the Week for August 30th

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Brainstorm, Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative, Creativity, Innovation, Meetings, Puzzles, Teambuilding, Tip of the Day, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Using Puzzles to Build Your Team If you are looking to capitalize on the Pokemon Go craze but don't want to fall off a cliff while on your phone, a great place to look is The Mystery League.  #Crain's Chicago Business just highlighted Sandor Weisz and his brainchild company, touting the benefits of people working together [...]

Meeting Tip of the Day for August 16th, 2016

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Inspire, Meeting Tip, Motivation, Teambuilding, Tip, Tip of the Day|Tags: , , , , |

How to Inspire, Motivate, and Activate Meeting Attendees Meeting Tip of the Day for August 16th, 2016   This morning I was in a meeting with two co-workers, including our President, Eva, when we heard what sounded like a school bell.  We didn't think much of it until it happened again shortly thereafter.  And then again. [...]

Meeting Tip of the Day for 8/8/16

By | August 9th, 2016|Categories: Create, Creativity, Meeting Tip, Teambuilding, Tip, Tip of the Day|Tags: , , , , , |

If you are looking to take your meeting to the next level, one of the best ways is to mix in a teambuilding exercise. Whether you are combining groups, shaking up your corporate structure, or just trying to get your co-workers to gel better, an activity that revolves around doing something together can do wonders.  Actively engaging [...]