The White Bluffs of the Upper Missouri River (Fort Benton, Montana) serves as a significant landmark for present day watercraft while historically marking progress for Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery as they explored the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific.

Recently, Ellen Houlihan, one of Catalyzer’s Directors, completed a successful 4-day canoe trek through this remote section of the Missouri River. She observed, “The present-day leadership lessons driven by this stretch of the river are likely the same as they were during the Corps of Discovery’s transit—clear communication, consistent purpose, and shared expectations. You are part of a team where each person plays a specific role along the journey—likely as did Lewis’ and Clark’s team.”

“These experiences by our facilitators adds to the richness of our programs in a subtle, yet substantive, way,” said Stephen Ingalls, Catalyzer’s President and CEO. “Context is critical in the practical translation of leadership skills into day-to-day practice.”

Catalyzer is a Kansas-based, veteran-owned small business that believes servant leadership drives success and changes the world for the better. We practice servant leadership through relationships around tailored leadership development programs, one-on-one coaching, integral assessments, and studies that help you better understand your people and their place in your organization.

Since inception, Catalyzer has developed and led over 330 separate programs impacting nearly 12,000 leaders for organizations nationwide and across diverse industry sectors. Organizations served include law enforcement, union/non-union manufacturing companies, community banks and their associations across seven states, engineering companies, and non-profits. Highlight organizations include McDonald’s, Utility Trailer Manufacturing, Trideum Corporation, the Boy Scouts of America, and the County Sheriffs of Colorado.

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