improve it! Q3 Business Improv Workshop

By | 2017-06-28T15:39:21+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to think more quickly on your feet during a meeting or at a presentation? Are you a leader or manager looking to enhance collaboration across your team? Are you the type of person who is always trying to be the best version of yourself? [...]

Ignite Theatre Presents Turn That thing Around

By | 2017-05-22T15:00:49+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Turn That thing Around: A Manic Narrators Longest Ride Turn That thing Around: A Manic Narrators Longest Ride follows a bisexual college freshman named Jack as he is experiencing a manic episode over the course of a three-day trip. Jack and the projections of his mind write this play before your eyes. This play raises awareness [...]

Personal and Professional Productivity in the Digital Age

By | 2017-04-13T19:46:20+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Personal and Professional Productivity in the Digital Age with Amanda Neely Are you… drowning in piles? feeling overwhelmed? under-valued? in over your head? Is your life characterized by… busyness? too much stuff to do? too many ideas that never get accomplished? Stop taking this productivity tip and that efficiency trick and never making progress. Learn to [...]

NAWBO: The Talent Emergency

By | 2017-03-13T18:50:38+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Talent Emergency: The 5 Fundamental Truths to the Future of the Human Side of Profitability NAWBO Member and Author, Nicole Martin will talk to her newly released book, “THE TALENT EMERGENCY,” on how we are living through the biggest shift of human capital in our lifetimes. Businesses are facing multigenerational, multicultural dynamics in addition to [...]

Meet New Client Services Manager Aundrea Holland!

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:26+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: April, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ranch Hand Spotlight Aundrea Holland gives us a peek behind the curtain this month as we learn about the newest member of our Client Services team. Name: Aundrea Holland Current Job Title: Client Services Manager Nickname(s): Drea, Red, Sconie, Dre-head…. There’s a lot. Favorite Color: Black and its many shades Favorite thing to do in Chicago: [...]

Winning Formula to Ace a Meeting or Event

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:26+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Creative Spaces, Creativity, Design, Employees, Events, Inspire, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is not another article about meetings and events! Well, yes, I guess it is but it’s not just another article about meetings and events. So read on. This article is about the winning formula to ace a meeting or event. But for whom? There are countless how to, top this and top that articles that [...]

3 Big, Easy Tips for a Green Meeting

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:27+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Creative Spaces, Events, Meeting Tip|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Believe it or not, for an industry that is all about people and forging connections between them, the Meeting and Event industry generates a lot of waste. From all the handouts, to the food and even where all the furniture comes from, meetings and events leave a fairly sizable carbon footprint. At Catalyst Ranch, "green" [...]

Bring March in Like a Lion with Ignite Chicago!

By | 2017-02-28T18:58:31+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. You step up to the mic. Your palms sweat. You can hear the thump of your blood rushing. Your voice cracks for [...]

5 Ways to Brighten Your Work Space

By | 2017-04-27T13:22:27+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: March, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

5 ways to brighten your work space by Kim Jean Time and again we hear the bubbling excitement of voices approaching the elevator on their way out after a successful day of meetings at Catalyst Ranch. The sound of laughter, overhearing meeting attendees talk about the surroundings, how many ideas they’ve generated, how productive they’ve been [...]