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Reflection and Thanks: #RanchSweet16

By |2018-11-09T16:59:28+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Anniversary Party, Events, November|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We wax reminiscent after celebrating our Anniversary... It's a time for Reflection and Thanks: #RanchSweet16! What do you remember about your 16th birthday? Was there a tremendous party chronicled by MTV's My Super Sweet 16? Did you have an intimate family gathering? We had both! Sort of. This past Monday we threw a party that we've been [...]

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Winnie the Pooh–Catalyst for Creative Thinking

By |2018-10-11T02:42:12+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: Inspire, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thoughts on the movie Christopher Robin from our founder Eva Niewiadomski, exploring the essentially-Catalyst-Ranch ideas fueling our protagonist's change for the better in Winnie the Pooh–Catalyst for Creative Thinking. I went to see “Christopher Robin,” the new Disney movie, a few weeks ago because I had a free evening and felt like I needed a little [...]

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Our 2018 Chicago Ideas Week Short List

By |2018-09-27T20:11:53+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Calendar, Catalyst Ranch, Creativity, Events, Innovation, Inspire, Interviews, Newsletter, October, Teach, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's our favorite time of year, y'all! No, we're not talking about sweater-weather autumn. We're talking about the approach of this year's Chicago Ideas Week, which of course brings with it our 2018 Chicago Ideas Week Short List! This annual festival is coming round' the mountain, kicking off on October 15. Chicago Ideas Week gathers over 200 global [...]

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Make Your Meeting Greener: Remember your R’s

By |2018-09-13T19:54:01+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Green, Meeting Tip, Tip|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are the authority on everything Meetings- and Events-related because we know how to get the most out of bringing people together. We have people in mind all the time, but there is unending list of things and objects that go into gathering those people. From name badges to paper handouts and beyond, so much material waste [...]

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Episode #5 Meeting Mix-In Magic

By |2018-06-04T21:17:39+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Entrepreneurs, Facilitator, June, Meetings, Newsletter, Teambuilding, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Previously on The Digital Adventures of Pogo... One can never be over prepared for an activity. For when you least expect it, the unexpected can occur. Ranchhands to the rescue! Meeting Mix-In Magic! The energized sounds from the Polka Room were building to a dull roar. Inside, Deborah, the meeting planner, watched the attendees become fully [...]

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Facilitator Spotlight: Ah Ha!

By |2018-05-14T19:50:11+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Consultants, Create, Creative, Creativity, Facilitator, Interviews, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Facilitator Spotlight: Ah Ha! What is Ah Ha! and what do you do? Ah Ha! has been facilitating insight and innovation for over 20 years! We are a facilitation and consulting company that works to inspire people, connect knowledge and illuminate possibilities. Our custom-designed, facilitated sessions can include qualitative research, ideation, design thinking and strategic planning. [...]

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Episode #3 To Play Or Not to Play

By |2018-04-26T16:54:16+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: April, Create, Creativity, Inspire, Newsletter, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Previously On The Digital Adventures of Pogo... Pogo, the creative soul of Catalyst Ranch, showed us that a change in environment can spark creativity and innovation in surprising ways, you just have to be open to trying new approaches in thinking. Ep.3 To Play Or Not to Play *Pogo is the Catalyst Ranch mascot. He represents [...]

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Episode #4 Attack of The A/V Gremlins

By |2018-05-03T18:34:21+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Innovation, May, Meetings, Newsletter, Problem Solving, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Previously on The Digital Adventures of Pogo... The power of play is a wonderful thing. It sneaks up in your brain and coaxes out the child like imagination hiding within. Play is the key to productivity and innovation. The Attack of the A/V Gremlins! Featuring Professor Planner & Pogo After weeks of preparation, the big day [...]

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Episode #2: What is This Bird Even Doing Here?

By |2018-04-26T16:54:17+00:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Brainstorm, Catalyst Ranch, Creative, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Events, Innovation, Inspire, Meeting Tip, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Previously on The Digital Adventures of Pogo... Pogo and Eva teamed up to break out of their cubicle blues and into the world of creativity. We learned what an impact a creative environment can have on a person and the potential it can unlock in a meeting. Having escaped Mr.Whitewalls, Eva and Pogo founded Catalyst Ranch [...]

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Episode #1: Born in a Smokehouse

By |2018-04-26T16:54:17+00:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Inspire|Tags: , , , |

The Digital Adventures of Pogo A Catalyst Ranch Story Ep 1.  Born in a Smokehouse Long ago, a little over 15 years, Eva decided she needed a change. Her cubicle was a haven filled with color and creativity, a lone technicolor speck in a sea of grey. While Eva’s cubicle managed to energize and uplift her, [...]

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