"To heal our societies and organizations, we need to work more openly and directly with our rich inner life resources: our thinking, our feeling, and our motivation to act and actions. To imagine and build truly alternative futures, we need to know ourselves and each other at deeper levels. We have inner resistance and outer distractions everywhere.
These Labs provide a wealth of long-term, developmental experiences and insights for individuals to share as each strives for freedom. It directly supports the collective power that stems from respect and love of the work and of each other, of humanity and the Earth. Jane is making her great gifts available to guide those who are seeking. I participated as a mentor in the GreenMBA and the loving culture that I experienced among the students and faculty was unprecedented."
Orland Bishop Executive Director - Shadetree Multicultural Foundation
"It's hard to describe the power of Catalytic Thinking Labs. I do social justice work and bringing disciplined critical thinking to the complex problems I'm trying to solve in the Bronx has completely changed the way my team and I approach our work. Learning the difference between accountability and assessment has helped us to bring intentionality into how we collaborate and partner with stakeholders. CTL unlocks creativity and shines a light on a completely fresh way to work and approach and productively work with large, systemic, complex issues. The Navigating Complex Issues Labs introduce a rational model that uncovers nuances and promotes the inclusion of community voices/perspectives so we can better understand how to dismantle structural racism.
The reality is, many of us are conditioned to use only a fraction of our capacity by accepting and doing 'what's always been done.' CTL unlocks us, both individually and collectively."
Rose DeStefano - GreenMBA, 2014
Senior Director of Collective Impact, Children's Aid
New York City, NY
"These Labs create truly new ideas! Business rarely takes an honest, systemic, view of its goals and strategies – the Labs that Jane and her Team have created do just that, and the insights are incredibly useful."
Cornelius Fitzgerald - GreenMBA, 2010
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Clean Energy Holdings, LLC
Director of Finance & Strategy, Wind Harvest International, Inc.
"Jane Lorand, CEO of Catalytic Thinking Labs, has created and presented critical thinking tools, via succinct lessons/labs to address complex issues that face us as individuals, organizations, and the world. The tools taught in the labs are invaluable and have changed my life personally and professionally, as I can draw from them on a daily basis when approaching any problem whether small or complex, current or future."
Cece McNeil - Green MBA 2009
CEO Everett Solutions everett-solutions.com
"Labs have provided me with a unique and powerful set of tools that I use daily. The insights I've gained apply to the broad scope of my work, whether I'm advising an emerging business leader or working with a Fortune 50 company.
As a testament to the labs, my clients reflect that I have a deep understanding of human relationships' complexities and the courage to bring together diverse people and perspectives- enabling advantageous connections between driven people (large personalities) going after world-transforming ideas."
Emily Olson - GreenMBA, 2013
Catalytic Thinking Labs
It's time to move beyond just talking about change. We'll change how we act when we change how we think. Strengthening my thinking now is something tangible I can do.
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