Feeling stuck, frustrated, or just need a sounding board?Whether you're in a first leadership role or a veteran executive, One on One sessions with our Executive Director, Chris Wignall, help leaders understand their situation, strategies, options, and opportunities. Chris' style is informal, but always direct and incisive. Contact Us to set up a preliminary call.
Boards, Leadership Teams, and entire staff groups can benefit from the experience, insight, and mix of proprietary and certified tools to help you thrive together and expand your impact. Lunch and Learn, Half Day workshops, and Offsite Retreats with a customized approach to help understand, assess, and improve your organization.
Resources and Events
Whether it's one of our own leadership tools or a great resource from across the field we're eager to share the best ways to enhance your leadership and your organization. We offer periodic open events as well as our Partnership Program, and can often refer you to the best people, tools, and events. Contact Us to see how we can help.
NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP IS TOUGH.
WE CAN HELP!
Catalyst is able to provide leadership and strategic consulting to many organizations.
Our Executive Director, Chris Wignall, has earned a reputation for insightful questions and a range of effective resources for lead staff, executive teams, emerging leaders, boards, and donor relations staff. His enthusiasm and optimism, combined with a direct and outcomes-oriented style have been welcomed by both our partners and several organizations to whom we have never made a financial donation.
Chris has served charities through personal mentoring, board reviews, strategic planning, mission clarification, narrative development, and team building experiences. He is particular interested in how human dynamics advance or hamper vision, and the importance of clarity and alignment.
We are also pleased to make referrals to both skilled experts and experienced peers when appropriate.
Need to Know Leadership
Insecurity and Identity
5 Habits of Effective Teams
Robb and Lois Warren
Executive Directors, Willow Creek Canada
As new Executive Directors, our time participating in the Catalyst Foundation partner gatherings was very significant. Chris and the team welcomed us in and helped build necessary and important relationships in the community. The Catalyst Foundation has a huge heart to serve and resource leaders!
Hank de Jong
Executive Director, EduDeo Ministries
EduDeo Ministries benefited greatly from the partnership with the Catalyst Foundation. Not only did they provide funding for leadership and organizational development, but, more importantly, they walked along side us for three years. Chris was open to anything that would see us thrive. This included one-on-one meetings with our Executive Director, speaking to our staff at retreats and advice over the phone in moments of crisis. Chris, and the entire Catalyst team, create an environment where charities can be open and honest with their faults, struggles and challenges. It was a unique and extremely rewarding donor experience.
Principal, Hamilton District Christian High
Coach Chris is one of the few people in my life who asks the questions that I need to hear and to answer. He quizzes me about organizational strategy and tactics in a way that both encourages and cautions. He also asks about me and my character development; Coach Chris challenges me at a personal level and he isn’t afraid of asking really hard questions. This coaching relationship has pushed me, grown me and impacted me powerfully - and I didn’t even know that I needed it.
Our own tool to help leaders and teams understand, assess, and improve organizational culture with a system that quickly becomes intuitive.
Highly insightful and applicable session on this personality tool from a certified trainer.
5 Habits of Effective Teams
A certified delivery of this program based on Patrick Lencioni's famous approach to teamwork.
Work with our Executive Director to draw on his 25+ years of leadership training to put together exactly what will have greatest lasting impact.
Insecurity & Identity
Nothing undermines great leader more often than our own insecurities. Applying ancient advice to overcome the impostor syndrome.
Need To Know Leadership
The 3 things Christian leaders need to know to thrive in their roles while getting lasting results.
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