One IWA Programme: Collaboration, Change, and Real Impact

Introduction: The collaboration between the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) and Catalyst Consulting is a fine example of collaborative partnership. Our combined effort, the “One IWA Programme,” sought to address the intricate challenges faced by the IWA community, aiming to bring about tangible, lasting change. This initiative has earned a nomination for the Learning in Excellence…

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Elavon Europe Wins Top Award for Business Agility

Elavon Europe wins top award for Overall Business Agility at the prestigious Agile Business Awards 2023 Elavon is a leading global payments company with more than 4,300 employees and operations in 10 countries. They provide businesses with the technology to accept payments from customers, whether they are shopping in stores, at home or on the…

From Postman to Podcast Master: How Matt Sims Inspires a Culture of Lean Excellence

In Brief: Matt Sims is a content creator and Lean Master with over 15 years of experience in Continuous Improvement. He hosts a podcast called “The Ever-So-Lean Podcast” that aims to inspire business owners and program managers to embrace Continuous Improvement. In his presentation, Matt shares his journey from being a postman to a distribution…

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Revolutionising Business Process Improvement: Using ChatGPT as Your Secret Weapon

The brief version: ChatGPT is an innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool that can help businesses in many ways, and this video focuses on problem solving and process improvement. The Catalyst team demonstrate how you can use ChatGPT as an ’additional team member’ to help identify and solve process issues, generate insights, and enhance customer satisfaction.…

Thoughts on The Apprentice 2022, Episode 12: The Final

It’s over! In this week’s finale we saw Harpreet get hired as Lord Sugar’s business partner, after a head-to-head between her dessert business ‘Oh So Yum’ and Kathryn’s online pyjama shop ‘Pyjamily’. The two finalists were tasked with developing a brand and ‘hero product’ for their businesses, along with a digital billboard and a TV…

Thoughts on The Apprentice 2022 Episode 9: Selling

The challenge set this week required the candidates to produce and host a “selling hour” on a TV shopping channel. Infinity was the winning team, managed by Brittany, who professed that it was her childhood dream to sell on TV. Akshay, who’d previously boasted that the “could sell a lion a cage”, managed team Diverse.…

Thoughts on The Apprentice 2022 Episode 7: Pods

A cracking episode. The candidates were tasked with designing a brand of driverless vehicle (aka a Pod), hosting a launch event and pitching their pod to potential clients. Infinity was led by Akeem and Sophie led team Diverse. We saw many more illustrations of Akeem’s indecisiveness, several shots of Aaron’s worried face and further evidence…