Good Work, Good Space: Rainforest Action Network

One of our favorite parts of the meetings industry is being inspired by clients who come to use our creative environment. It’s all the more rewarding when those clients think highly of Catalyst Ranch as well. The nonprofit organization Rainforest Action Network recently let us know how our space influences their meetings. When [...]

By |2024-02-01T23:55:37-06:00February 1st, 2024|Categories: Meetings|

A Portrait of Summer 2023

We’ve been savoring these somewhat in-between days which happen after Labor Day and before the autumn equinox, i.e., the more scientific end of summer. But lo and behold, we're staring that milestone in the face — the autumn equinox is today, September 22 — and it’s still hard to let summer go. We dwell in this [...]

By |2023-09-22T14:33:54-05:00September 22nd, 2023|Categories: Meetings, Special Events, Uncategorized|

What Research Tells Us About Learning and Transformation

Three things we know to be true: (THREE THINGS!) Change is hard. Change is necessary. Change is the goal. Let us explain that last one. In previous posts, we’ve explored the science of innovation and creative thinking, because frankly, it’s riveting. There has been a lot of research done focusing on the neuroscience [...]

By |2024-04-18T00:53:52-05:00April 11th, 2023|Categories: Creativity, Meetings, Uniquely Catalyst Ranch|Tags: |

Three Things to Energize Your Creativity

At Catalyst Ranch, our Ranch Hands are available to lead your team in a short "Energizer." This low-stakes, high-delight activity is a reliable way to get folks' heads in the game, and at any point in the day. Our collection of Energizers involve varying levels of introspection, competition and physicality, so there's always something that [...]

By |2023-09-07T12:37:54-05:00March 29th, 2023|Categories: Hybrid/Virtual, Meeting Tip, Meetings|

5 Ways to Enhance Any Gathering with Food

Any meeting is more enticing if you know someone’s bringing donuts. Fact. And that’s only the bare minimum application of the fact we all know: Food makes a gathering better. Food (and drink, if we're lucky!) accomplishes a lot: Food adds value for folks to physically arrive; Food gives you energy to keep up [...]

By |2023-02-24T13:00:10-06:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Meeting Tip, Meetings, Special Events, Tip, Weddings|

Who Throws the Best Parties?

Photo by Michael Abramson Who throws the best parties? Who knows how to run a great meeting? Perhaps it’s you. Scratch that – It’s likely you. Go with us here… In previous Creative Juice posts, we’ve highlighted ideas from the book, Sticky Wisdom: How to Start a Creative Revolution at Work. While that [...]

By |2024-05-10T16:36:54-05:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Meetings, Special Events|Tags: |

Mind Mapping New Nostalgia

In recent weeks, American (and global!) pop culture has seen the debuts of several Big Things. It’s no surprise, after all, as the summer season is prime time for savoring high-profile music releases, movies, and other media. And an element present in many current hits is nostalgia, that evergreen trend in pop culture. [...]

By |2023-06-02T10:50:18-05:00July 15th, 2022|Categories: Creativity, Meeting Tip, Meetings|

Meeting Bundles in Action

Two different clients recently shared photos from their time at Catalyst Ranch this spring, taking advantage of our Meeting Bundles!While the process of booking and programming your meeting is already a breeze with the doting guidance of our Client Services Managers, what makes it all ever more magically simple are our Meeting Bundles!We have an [...]

By |2022-06-09T13:32:08-05:00June 8th, 2022|Categories: Facilitator, Meetings|

A Key Behavior Urged by Innovation Pros

If you read our creative juice blogs on a regular basis, you know about how important creativity is to all of us at Catalyst Ranch. Our whole existence is focused on curating an environment for all to be creative and innovative. The study of neuroscience tells us that our brains are constantly gathering [...]

By |2024-04-18T00:51:17-05:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Innovation, Meeting Tip, Meetings|Tags: , |

Improve Your Meetings’ Efficiency and Engagement

Our Meeting rooms have been happily filled with offsite meetings this spring season! While companies continue to seize the opportunity to gather in person, we are revisiting wisdom we've learned from our history of talented colleagues. This guest blog post from former facilitator partner Levi Baer shares his best tips to improve your meetings' [...]

By |2022-05-20T14:32:49-05:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: Facilitator, Meeting Tip, Meetings|
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