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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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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 #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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Inspiration Through Song with Jessica Allossery

By |2018-04-26T16:54:17+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Categories: August, Events, Inspire, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inspiration Through Personalized Songs On Saturday September 9th at 8:00 PM, in collaboration with West Loop Life, Catalyst Ranch is hosting Canadian writer/songstress Jessica Allossery, who is travelling through North America performing her original music in people’s homes and small locations in cities and towns. With her totally refurbished camper Pearl, she will be touching fans [...]

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Catalyst Ranch’s Latest Overcomer: Achieving Success Despite Circumstances

By |2018-04-26T16:54:18+00:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Employees, Inspire, July, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Catalyst Ranch's Latest Overcomer: Achieving Success Despite Circumstances by Drea Holland The road to obtaining my Masters degree was a long and often trying one. I often felt like quitting was a better option than sticking it out. There were so many times that I wanted to quit and give up, but I managed to push [...]

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Ad Her Inspires Female Minority Students

By |2018-04-26T16:54:19+00:00May 17th, 2017|Categories: Inspire, June, Uncategorized, Workshop|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ad Her Adds a Voice to Chicago Advertising from guest blogger Katie Palmer Trailblazers and change makers are what Chicago advertising needs. This statement was the powerful theme Renetta McCann, Chief Talent Officer at Leo Burnett, focused on during her opening remarks at the Ad Her workshop on April 22nd, 2017.  The Ad Her workshop, a [...]

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Cecilia From Heartfelt Catering on Minority Status Certification

By |2018-04-26T16:54:20+00:00April 10th, 2017|Categories: April, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  Our preferred weekend catering partner, Heartfelt Catering, recently received minority certification from the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. Owner, Chef Cecelia Hamilton, tells us what inspired her to seek the certification, and how easy it can be! What inspired you to do it? Becoming a minority and/or female certified business has always been on my [...]

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Winning Formula to Ace a Meeting or Event

By |2018-04-26T16:54:20+00:00April 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 [...]

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