Melissa hard at work!
The all-wise Mother Teresa once said, “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”
The religious leader’s wisdom can undoubtedly be applied to business practices. I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of great people throughout my career. People who taught me, who inspired me, who made me dig deeper and expand my skills in ways I never thought possible. And to Mother Teresa’s point, the greatest accomplishments in my life and in our business have always come about through teamwork.
I remember when I first joined Catalyst working on a major new business pitch. We brainstormed ideas, did lots of research and everyone had an assignment to get us ready. But there was no greater feeling than bringing back the win and sharing success with co-workers. The company is still a client today and I attribute that to the ongoing dedication and creativity of our team.
There are dozens of examples like that one and it’s been extremely rewarding to become an integral part of our clients’ teams as well.
Today our team at Catalyst is very diverse. We have more than 100 years of experience between us and we come from different work backgrounds, which has enhanced our capacity to do great work. Our team’s diverse work, life and cultural experiences allows us to view our creative objectives through a very wide prism, which helps create a range of options to present to clients.
We have employees who have spent dozens of years honing their craft working alongside recent college graduates. While there is a corporate hierarchy, titles and egos get checked at the door during brainstorming sessions. Everyone here has the opportunity to be both the teacher and the student. We believe in collaboration and the notion that good ideas come from working together. And that a win for one is a win for all.
Seeing employees bouncing ideas off of each other, working in partnership for the good of all of our clients makes me incredibly proud. Being part of this team inspires me every day.