We know that everyone could use a little inspiration in their life – after all that is precisely what we at Catalyst Ranch learn, teach and live. Longtime friend, Mitch Morrison, started and is now leading a community of business people who are fascinated, curious and passionate about the power of inspiration and how it can be used to help people live a better everyday life. InspirationTri.Be shares stories and resources that will help people use the power of inspiration more purposefully and effectively. We are beyond thrilled that Mitch has included Eva’s inspirational story of Catalyst Ranch as one of his featured stories. To learn more about InspirationTri.Be click here.

Eva Niewiadomski was an employee & co-worker that anyone would love to have.  She is smart, creative and has lots of energy.  She had a ton of experience in different job functions including accounting, financial analysis, brand management and new product development during her 15 year career at Quaker Oats.  She is that person that always goes the extra mile and it shows when it comes to finding fresh and new ways of doing things.

IT STARTED OFF SMALL…

Eva’s workspace at Quaker was very important to her.  She found that dull corporate workspaces didn’t provide the inspiration she needed to be most effective.  So she started to funk up her space a bit, some artwork here, some trinkets there and the next thing you know her workspace was the talk of the department.  In fact, she created such a buzz there were times when she would return from a meeting to find tours for new employees stopping by to check out her spot.

IT GOT BIGGER…

Eva felt the momentum her workspace was gaining and convinced senior management to allow her to create other inspirational areas.  Long before creative workspaces were en-vogue, Eva created a couple of “Innovation Hallways” and a “Creativity Room.”  These new additions made it possible for all employees to share their thoughts and insights on how to make better products…not just the folks in marketing or new product development.

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