Transformation by Design

  Catalyz helps organizations leverage human-centered design (design thinking) to develop customer and employee-centric products, services and experiences.  With over 13 years of experience teaching, practicing, and scaling design thinking in organizations ranging from the Fortune 500 to non-profits and schools, we have learned what works and what doesn’t the hard way and specialize in introducing these tools in a way that leverages your existing culture and ways of working.  

Clients engage us to improve customer delight, employee engagement and organizational creativity.  We do this through our core services of workshops, facilitating design sprints, and embedding with teams as player/coaches to help them practice and apply the methods and mindsets of design thinking.  We have also worked with numerous organizations to help them scale design thinking and create lasting capability in their teams.   

Our goal is to help your teams respond to the accelerating challenges and opportunities of the 21st century by designing new experiences that delight your customers, retain and grow your employees, and  design a brighter future for all.  

Our Offerings

We know that each client is unique, and we will work with you to design an engagement that meets your team where they are. We are often called upon to help teams go “beyond the workshop” and learn how to apply the methods of design thinking to real projects and strategic initiatives.   

Our Work

We have been fortunate to work with clients in a diverse set of industries, including healthcare, retail, finance, consulting, and nonprofits.

At Catalyz, we strive to partner with clients and co-create programs and materials that honor your existing culture, language, and industry expertise. We combine our expertise with yours to create something extraordinary and impactful together.

News & Ideas

2018 Economic Forecast Conference

2018 Economic Forecast Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2018 | Seattle, WA Catalyz CEO, Ben Grossman-Kahn will be moderating a panel discussion at the 46th Annual Economic Forecast Conference entitled Cultivating a 21st Century Workforce and Workplace. Panelists will include Dr. Vikram...

Design Thinking Seattle 2018!

Design Thinking Seattle 2018!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2018 | Seattle, WA Join Catalyz on Thursday, January 25th 2018 for a special new year community Design Thinking workshop called Designing for Personal Change. From the event description: Welcome to 2018! As has become our tradition,...



Fostering a culture of informal recognition and gratitude   As we enter an era in which organizations are facing transformational shifts across the technologies and platforms they use, customer expectations, and their workforce, a growing number of HR leaders and...


Curious in learning more? Give us a call, schedule a time to meet in person, or join us at the monthly Design Thinking Seattle event that we sponsor and frequently facilitate.