About Catalysis

We love to support mission-driven leaders and social impact organizations.

Why “Catalysis”?


“Catalysis” is the process of accelerating change or transformation. 

We chose this name because our work is to create the time, encouragement, and tools you need to spark that transformation. Our approach is collaborative, not prescriptive.

Through our work with a wide variety of organizations and leaders over the years, we have learned that the greatest value we bring is creating spaces for you to do your best work.

Exceptional Coaching & Facilitation

We fall in love with our clients! We really care about the outcomes and people involved.

We create brave, vibrant, and inclusive spaces for important conversations.

We serve as guides to help clear away the boundaries we’ve put around ourselves as leaders, as teams, and as humans. 

Transformational Change

We uncover obstacles that are in your way of truly meeting your mission.

Together we develop a unified vision of the future you want to create and design an approach for how you'll get there.

Whether leadership coaching for you or your team, facilitating gatherings, guiding strategic planning, or helping you hear from your community, we hone in on what is most important. 

Memberships & Associations

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"Facilitation is a commitment to the power of the collective.

We hold space for humans to find each other, clearing the debris between them, so they can access the forward motion of life, the flowing river of change, the rich ecosystem of differences."

Learn More About Our Team

We have extensive experience in non-profit leadership, strategic planning, coaching, facilitation, program development, and corporate social responsibility.


Global Service Providers

We are based in Portland, Oregon, but we work with folks all over the world. Our clients range from large public agencies to small nonprofits, from research institutions to infrastructure bureaus, from corporate foundations to community-based organizations.


Find out how we can help.

Together we can explore the skills and culture you want to grow and create to support the meaningful conversations you want to have in your organization.