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Inspiring Found-Object Art by Jane Perkins

By |2018-04-26T16:54:32-05:00June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Innovation, Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inspiring Found-Object Art by Jane Perkins At Catalyst Ranch, Chicago’s first unconventional meeting venue, we love re-purposed art and furniture! Stroll around the Ranch and you’ll see classic lamp stands with modern lampshades, tea tins from around the globe that have turned into pen holders, and re-painted picture frames embellished with beads and trinkets. There is [...]

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Finding Balance in a Chaotic World

By |2018-04-26T16:54:32-05:00June 9th, 2015|Categories: Authors, Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Entrepreneurs, Innovation, Inspire, Interviews, Meet, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Please stand up and do some jumping jacks for guest blogger Kim Ready! Fitness Engaged is our newest meeting mix-in vendor and is a full service wellness company offering corporate wellness programs, seminars, and retreats along with 4 programs designed to give your meeting a healthy balance. We live in a world of demanding deadlines, calendars [...]

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Interview with Madelyn Rutter, Runner Up Winner of the 2015 Workspace Revolution Contest

By |2018-04-26T16:54:32-05:00June 4th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Inspire, Interviews|

Today we interview Maddy Rutter from TNS Global, our Runner Up Winner of the 2015 Workspace Revolution Contest. WHAT INSPIRED YOU? In October 2014 it was announced that our office would be moving to a new location within the same suite at the Merchandise Mart. In the months leading up to the ultimate move, February 2015, [...]

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Interview with 2015 Workspace Revolution Contest Winner Rick Sichelski

By |2018-04-26T16:54:33-05:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Creative Spaces, Inspire, Interviews|

Today's blog features our Top Prize Winner of the 2015 Workspace Revolution Contest, Rick Sichelski of Southwest Community Services in Tinley Park, IL. Southwest Community Services is a non-profit, human services agency that provides services that empower individuals with diverse disabilities to maximize their development and independence. As part of the contest entry, we asked Rick to [...]

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Urgency and Meaning: The Art of Getting Others to Do Things

By |2018-04-26T16:54:33-05:00May 29th, 2015|Categories: Events, Inspire|Tags: , , |

How do you kick up the energy level, collaboration, and results at your organization? And, how do you sustain that over time? Classic “change management” theory tells us the first step is creating a sense of urgency. Yet, how we do that dramatically impacts what happens around us. And that is where many people can fail. [...]

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Holiday Parties

By |2018-04-26T16:54:33-05:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Inspire, Interviews|

Planning your summer company picnic?  Or are you already looking forward to your end of year celebration?  Today we welcome Paul Metz of C+R Research to give you some inspiration.  Paul was kind enough to take the time to share his thoughts and experiences with holiday parties and the other creative ways his company has fun [...]

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Heartfelt Catering

By |2018-04-26T16:54:33-05:00May 5th, 2015|Categories: Authors, Catalyst Ranch, Consultants, Create, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Entrepreneurs, Events, Innovation, Inspire, Interviews, Meet, Meetings|

Welcome today’s guest blogger, founder of Heartfelt Catering, Chef Cecilia Hamilton!  Heartfelt Catering seemed like the perfect partner for Elbows on the Table on May 12.   We hope you can join us for a conversation about philanthropy and community and, of course, a delicious dinner!   We’re honored to partner with Catalyst Ranch for this year’s [...]

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A Workspace Revolution was Launched Last Week

By |2018-04-26T16:54:33-05:00April 21st, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative Spaces, Inspire|Tags: , , , |

Eva Niewiadomski, the founder and owner of Catalyst Ranch, has strong feelings about workers’ rights to an inspiring physical work environment. She finally acted upon her beliefs last week and launched a workspace revolution by hosting one of the fieldtrips for the FUSE Conference. The FUSE Conference is an annual gathering of 400 brand strategists and [...]

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Diversity and Inclusion: ‘Build Bridges, Not Walls’

By |2018-04-26T16:54:34-05:00April 14th, 2015|Categories: Art, Brainstorm, Catalyst Ranch, Consultants, Create, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Entrepreneurs, Inspire, Interviews, Meet, Meetings|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome guest blogger and Catalyst Ranch Art-Work Program Facilitator, Troy Cicero! Diversity and Inclusion are indeed my passion, and what I have discovered is that as organizations attempt to embark on a diversity and inclusion journey, one of the biggest challenges faced is executive level commitment. Executives often view their role as approving the diversity and [...]

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LET LAUGHTER IN: The Power of Laughter

By |2018-04-26T16:54:34-05:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: Inspire, Meet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Welcome back guest blogger, Ida Abdalkhani, Founder at Ability to Engage and one of Catalyst Ranch's preferred facilitators.  Her previous guest blog  "7 Steps to Curb your Perfectionism & Accomplish More" was such a hit with Creative Juice readers, we're thrilled to have her back to share the power of laughter. LET LAUGHTER IN: The Power of [...]