A spring in the step – Revive, Reinvent, Renew

After a bit of a cold snap the weather is already warming up and the trees already shooting their first baby green leaves. Spring is a wonderful time of new beginnings, exciting opportunities, refreshing growth and a time for us to shed the layers and heaviness of winter and approach life with a new zest!

As Gary Zukav says, “We […]

“To Be or Not to Be”, Future-fit Jobs and Singularity University

Recently the country was ablaze with excitement, curiosity and apprehension as Singularity University hit South African soil. For those unfamiliar with this establishment, Singularity University is somewhat a symbol of the ‘disruptive future’. Business representatives from around the country piled into the Kyalami Race Track in anticipation of some of the answers to solving tomorrows problems.

A key […]

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Reflections on I Am Talent

We are facing a future that cannot be predicted with any accuracy. How do you plan a career on that premise?

The rapid pace of change in the world is changing how we design our careers. Current technical competence will only get us so far. Even the technical skills needed will be new. “Automated Driving Research Engineer” or “Autopilot Software […]

3 New Offerings for 2017

We’re proud to introduce you to our 3 latest offerings, CatalystCoach, CatalystEnnea and CatalystAssess, each expanding our business in exciting new directions.


We’re launching our coaching offering for existing clients, and to meet the demand for coaching in new clients. We find coaching often supports the core work we do, and represents a natural progression for us in the […]

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Collaborative partnering: it doesn’t just happen by itself…

Catalyst strives to be Collaborative Partners to our clients, a description often bestowed on our consulting engagements and relationships.

But, how does it work, and how do you get there?

Two realities are often at play within the consulting engagements we embark on.  The one talks to the level of definition of problems and currency available from our clients, i.e. whether […]

The Land of Milk and Honey

I’ve been labelled a ‘corporate refugee’.  A term I’m quite liking.  It was during one of my first interactions with Debbie that I came across these words.  Strictly speaking if we unpack the word, one is met with quite an alarming explanation: “Refugee – a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, […]

Slow it down… to speed it up


The month of May brings us into the annual season of Autumn. The time when Mother Nature slows down; animals prepare for hibernation, trees shed their leaves, days begin to shorten, the light changes… all in preparation for the annual cycle of rest and regeneration. Given how our year started, we are in desperate need of this!

This year we […]

We’re Accelerating and Energising Engagement!

We’ve designed and run numerous high energy, high engagement events over the past few years. Ranging from workshops for a dozen people, to conferences with hundreds of delegates. We’ve been having a huge amount of fun, while embedding everything we know about accelerated learning into the design of the events themselves.

Take a look here for an overview of what we […]

Lead from the front for successful culture change

In February 2016 a new management team took over the reins at Heineken SA. Top of the MD’s agenda was to create a unified, high performing culture. Catalyst was appointed to facilitate this transition; what followed was a remarkable journey highlighting the importance leadership and face-to-face engagements play in transforming a culture.

The entire leadership team understood that they needed […]

The Art of The Flip

Year end and the festive season is racing toward us as we aim to finalise, integrate and achieve those real tangible results we all strive for. This year has been a wonderfully abundant year with its fair share of fascinating projects, committed client partners, relentless change, interesting surprises, robust conversations, some disappointments and awesome moments of feeling like we […]

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