improveit!’s Q1 Business Improv Public Workshop

By | February 28th, 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? [...]

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 [...]

improve it!’s Q4 Business Improv Public Workshop

By | November 9th, 2016|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? [...]

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. [...]

improve it!’s Q3 Business Improv Public Workshop

By | August 9th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Are you a business professional who would like to learn creative techniques to more effectively communicate your ideas?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? Most importantly, are you the kind of person who [...]

Table Talk: Making the Most of Your Meetings

By | September 15th, 2015|Categories: Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are pleased to introduce Levi Baer. Levi is a consultant, a community builder, a collaborator, a professional speaker and on top of all that, he’s Catalyst Ranch’s newest Preferred Meeting Facilitator! Please give him a warm welcome and a thorough read. Table Talk: Making the Most of Your Meetings Let’s face it. Work meetings can [...]

Finding the Funny in Unfunny Work Situations

By | February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back, Creative Juice readers!  We are spotlighting different unique meeting vendors to give you a taste of who you’ll meet at the Creative Meeting Carnival on February 23 at Catalyst Ranch!  Today’s blog is from Julie Ostrow of Find the Funny! Have you ever worked in an environment where laughing was frowned upon? Have you ever worked [...]

The ROI of Face to Face Meetings

By | June 19th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

At Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s most creative meeting venue, we certainly believe in the value of face to face meetings.  Our meeting space is, of course, designed to bring people together and foster communication and innovation.  We practice what we preach!  Our Ranch Hands have internal meetings on a weekly basis, and we often have one on [...]