Nine years ago, I started Catalyst University in hopes that we could bring fresh ideas to our community that would propel us into the future. My team and I wanted to create a space where leaders from the business, philanthropy, education and faith-based communities could gather and share knowledge. We imagined Catalyst University as a melting pot of ideas that people could take with them through life, revitalizing their families, organizations and communities. Though I suspected that there was a real hunger for learning in our local community, we had no clue if the idea would catch on.
And catch on it has. Our first year counted us at 250 strong and comfortably seated in the ballroom of the local Radisson Hotel in Kalamazoo. This year, on June 20, 2019, we expect 3,000 leaders to be in attendance sitting comfortably in what doubles as a hockey rink the rest of the year. And I would love for you to be there too!
Consider this your invitation to see and hear thought leaders like the always amazing and entertaining Jon Acuff, award-winning chef Vivian Howard, Gretchen Rubin who has authored the New York Times bestseller “The Happiness Project,” and many more. I too will enjoy some stage time to share my thoughts on unique leadership right out of the pages of “Uniquely You.” Your ticket to Catalyst University also gives you the opportunity to meet Catalyst University 2019’s line-up at book signings and pop-up shops. But that’s not all. I promise you rocking music, great experiences and leadership moments that will carry you forward on your personal journey.
Catalyst University began with the idea that if we want to progress professionally, or even personally, we have to push our boundaries. To stay relevant, we must be relentlessly curious, soaking up knowledge and experience. I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and try something new this year. Meet other people at Catalyst University who are passionate about growing their leadership. Never stop learning, and get excited about building a community with other leaders!
I’m already looking forward to seeing you there! Resiger today!