Chicago Happenings

October  - Catalyst Ranch’s Unique 2014 Calendar 
Celebrate National Nut Day on October 22nd and other holidays from around the world with us!

Quaker Family Reunion - October 25, 2014 
The Quaker Family Reunion promises to be a fun evening of re-connecting with old co-workers and meeting those great people who you heard so much about but never actually had a chance to meet.

Leaders Open Doors with Author, Bill Treasurer - November 11, 2014 
Join us for the next installment of our Match Book Series, Leaders Open Doors with Bill Treasurer.

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Quaker Family Reunion

Saturday, October 25

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm



Catalyst Ranch

656 W. Randolph St.

Chicago, IL  60661



Hosted by:  Eva Niewiadomski, Jerry Edwards and Stacey Meyer



The Quaker Family Reunion promises to be a fun evening of re-connecting with old co-workers and meeting those great people who you heard so much about but never actually had a chance to meet. All divisions, all departments from any generation are invited, so please help spread the word.



Delicious food from Sweet Baby Ray’s will be provided (including Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Kabobs, BBQ meatballs, Harvest Salad Skewers and Alabama Chicken Sliders) as well as beer and wine.



In order to ensure that the costs for food and beverages are covered, we are asking everyone who intends on coming to please confirm through the Paypal links below and pay in advance. Food and beverages will only be ordered in quantities to cover those who confirm their attendance on Paypal.


Please rsvp by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17.

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October 25, 2014,

Leaders Open Doors

with Author Bill Treasurer


match books


Tuesday, November 11, 2014




Leaders open doors book



Leadership is the most over-analyzed, thoroughly dissected, and utterly confused topic in business. The expectations leaders are judged against have become unrealistic and overly complicated, causing people to opt out of the chance to lead. Bill Treasurer is out to change all that. Drawing on two decades of experience, along with the concepts introduced in his groundbreaking book, Leaders Open Doors, Bill Treasurer shows how leaders help people and organizations grow by creating meaningful learning opportunities. People and organizations grow and develop when they intentionally pursue goals and challenges that stretch their skills and test their mettle. The leaders job is to create those opportunities.






What You’ll Learn:

  • Leadership essentials that anyone can use to have more influence.
  • Practical approaches for getting people to shift from being problem-solvers to opportunity-creators.
  • Ready to use tips for inspiring a culture of leadership and accountability.
  • Why opening doors of opportunity is the most important job of a leader.




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Catalyst Ranch, 656 W Randolph St, Chicago

Cost: $20 (All proceeds to benefit Children’s Charities)


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Bill Treasurer HeadshotBill Treasurer is chief encouragement officer (CEO) of Giant Leap Consulting and the author of Courage Goes to Work, an international best-seller that introduced the new management practice of courage-building.


For over two decades Treasurer has designed leadership and succession programs for clients such as NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue, UBS Bank, CNN, Hugo Boss, the CDC, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the U.S. Veterans Administration. Prior to Giant Leap, Treasurer was an executive Accenture, a $29 billion management consulting firm. He became Accenture’s first full-time executive coach.
Treasurer is a former captain of the US High Diving Team, a cancer survivor, and the father of three children. He is a champion for the rights of people with disabilities, which includes his daughter.


November 11, 2014,

October 2014 Calendar


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October 1, 2014,