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Pogo, The Most Interesting Monkey in the World interviews Eva, Ranch Czarina

By |2018-04-26T16:54:28-05:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , |

This month, Pogo, the Most Interesting Monkey in the World interviews Eva Niewiadomski, Ranch Czarina and Founder of Catalyst Ranch who is vying for Most Interesting Woman in the World. Eva just won two back-to-back awards - Enterprising Woman of the Year 2016 and NAWBO Chicago Member of the Year so she thinks she may make [...]

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Meet Doug Stevenson – The Most Interesting Interview

By |2018-04-26T16:54:28-05:00April 11th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|

As you may already know, our logo Pogo, The Most Interesting Monkey in the World, is on the hunt to find other Most Interesting Characters out there. April’s interview is with the world- renowned creative cool character Doug Stevenson, who also happens to live in Chicagoland. Give it a read and see what you think…Is Doug [...]

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Kaleidoscope and the NEXT Program: Shaping Better Lives for Kids

By |2018-04-26T16:54:30-05:00October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|Tags: , |

Kaleidoscope is a child welfare agency that has served youth and families impacted by abuse and neglect for over 40 years.  Kaleidoscope's NEXT Employment Program is part of the Adult Connections five-year federal research project and pilot program managed by Children’s Home + AID whose mission it is to partner with children, youth and families, whose [...]

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Ignite Theatre Presents: Steel Magnolias

By |2018-04-26T16:54:30-05:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: Art, Catalyst Ranch, Events, Innovation, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As you may have heard, Catalyst Ranch is producing a theatre series called Ignite Theatre that is launching October 9th.  Our first production is Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Please welcome director Dan Foss, who has agreed to answer our goofy questions despite his status as a huge talent in the theatre community. Dan has been [...]

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Women Entrepreneurs: My Kitchen Shrink

By |2018-04-26T16:54:31-05:00August 27th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Entrepreneurs, Inspire|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are pleased to present a new blog series featuring Women Entrepreneurs. We meet so many women who are hard- working, tenacious, creative and generous and we want you to meet them too. We ask about life, inspiration and curiosity and they answer as we would expect. With honesty and amazing spirit! Our first fabulous guest [...]

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7 Keys to Beat Resistance and Self-Sabotage

By |2018-04-26T16:54:31-05:00August 21st, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Inspire|

Today we are pleased to share a guest blog from Rae Luskin who is hosting The Creative Activist Retreat here at Catalyst Ranch on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. “Resistance by definition is self-sabotage.” ― Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles I was a talented writer, with [...]

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A Mandate to Incite Insight

By |2018-04-26T16:54:31-05:00August 19th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creativity, Innovation, Inspire|

We were recently thrilled to receive our very first Incite Insight Notebooks! It's been something on our wishlist for a long time - a notebook that our clients and fans could take home with them to continue inspiring them even when they're not here at Catalyst Ranch. So, we partnered with Shawn Smith who owns Resketch, [...]

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How to Find Joy at Work – Optimize Your Workspace

By |2018-04-26T16:54:31-05:00July 21st, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire|Tags: , , , |

As you may have noticed, Catalyst Ranch has been trying to launch a Workplace Revolution. As I was perusing this month's issue of Wired Magazine, I came across a story by Rashida Jones called "The Joy of Work." One of the sections focuses on Optimizing Your Space. I found myself nodding wholeheartedly as I read the [...]

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projectMUSIC

By |2018-04-26T16:54:32-05:00July 6th, 2015|Categories: Art, Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creativity, Events, Inspire, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The stories of the 40 children who live at LYDIA are consistently shocking and upsetting. These kids have been handed one of the most difficult challenges the world can offer - being taken from their parents due to abuse and/or neglect. The children in LYDIA’s Residential Treatment Center (home for abused and neglected children) are all [...]

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The Wackiest Decisions You’ll Ever Make

By |2018-04-26T16:54:32-05:00June 24th, 2015|Categories: Inspire|Tags: , , , |

We’ve all been exposed to different models and theories around decision-making. We’ve also seen them in action and have experienced both the good and not so good results of those self-same decision processes. But when is the last time you took a step back and just had some fun making decisions that led to wacky, unexpected [...]

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