Allie from improve it! on Why the Space Matters

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Creative Spaces, Improvisation, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Any improviser, when asked politely, can tell you the worst place they’ve had to perform. On a boat, in a clearing in the woods, in someone’s basement, at the back of a Chili’s in rural Indiana for what could only be the worst date night in the world (that last one might be a tad autobiographical). [...]

Catalyst Ranch’s 13th Anniversary

By | November 5th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This Saturday is the 13th Anniversary for Catalyst Ranch! There are so many memories and stories to share from over the years but I thought it would be fitting to share the story of the first meeting here on Nov. 7, 2002, my first employee and how together we made it happen. As anyone who has [...]

Reinventing the Qualitative Research Space

By | April 8th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Meet, Meetings|Tags: , , , , |

Our whole philosophy at Catalyst Ranch is based on new ideas sparked from a creative, non-typical space. Over the last few years we’ve expanded our business into the qualitative research industry and have been delighted with so much positive feedback from our clients! If  our space can inspire better ideas for corporate meetings, brainstorms, and retreats, it stands to reason that it would do the same for respondents attending a focus group. We are thrilled to work with innovative firms that adhere to this thinking and are very excited to be featured in the Spring Issue of Qualitative Research Consultants Association’s quarterly magazine in an article titled “How Focus Facilities are Reinventing Themselves!” Below are some screen grabs of the article: […]