Meet Catalyst: Our Services coaching developing people food industry food safety human skills leadership Mar 28, 2024

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People often LOVE our message and our mission to transform leaders to better take care of people; however, they may not know how we help people on this leadership journey.

Our people-focused approach to transforming technical experts into technical leaders delivers results that matter and change that lasts.

Helping leaders be more aware of their gifts, their team's gifts, and how to prepare for what's ahead to support the business. That's what Catalyst is...

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Consumer Reports' Food Safety Work bettertogether food industry food safety risk management Mar 20, 2024

Join us for an enlightening episode of "Real Talk Food Safety with Jill & Tia" as we delve into the fascinating world of food safety research, testing, and advocacy with our esteemed guests Brian Ronholm and James Rogers from Consumer Reports. 

From product safety to impactful advocacy initiatives, this episode promises to provide a behind-the-scenes look at how Consumer Reports is shaping the landscape of food safety. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an aspiring advocate,...

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How Recall Readiness Mirrors Leadership expectations financial food industry food safety food safety culture leadership risk management values Nov 29, 2023

Get ready for another sizzling episode of Real Talk Food Safety! ‍ Discover how an organization's recall readiness status is a direct reflection of its leadership strength. In this must-watch episode, we'll unravel the intricate connection between leadership maturity and the ability to navigate the challenging landscape of food recalls. Join us this week as we dive into the heart of the matter with a seasoned expert in food recall readiness - Stephanie Weinand of Recall InfoLink. Our...

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Being Unstoppable in Life and Business food allergen food industry food safety leadership risk management Oct 25, 2023

Betsy Craig is an award-winning CEO and the founder of MenuTrinfo. She is considered the nation’s leading expert on food allergy management within the food industry.  Not only does she work with the manufacturing industry, her programs have been launched in over 1000 US university campuses to protect the lives of food allergic students.  Her path wasn’t always easy, in fact, it was downright life-threatening.  Join us to feel her unrivaled energy, passion and...

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Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know about Food Safety Mediation decision making ethics financial food industry food safety leadership technical leadership Sep 25, 2023

Most people in FSQ have heard of Bill Marler and Shawn Stevens as prominent food safety lawyers, yet have you heard of food safety mediators?  We didn’t even know food safety mediation existed until we met David Ernst.  He practiced food safety law for decades, but started his own business recently to serve differently  - as a food mediator and law firm succession consultantJoin us to learn all about food mediation, succession planning, and what drives...

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All Things Food Safety business partner developing people food industry food safety values Aug 09, 2023

Food safety isn’t always clear. Discussion and conversation are critical aspects of understanding complex food safety topics.  That’s why we’re having All Things Food Safety - an open conversation with our friend Bryan Armentrout where we’ll discuss current events and take questions from the audience. 

Learn more in THIS episode of Real Talk Food Safety with Tia & Jill.

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Quality Monitoring Programs and the Power of Managing Expectations business partner expectations food industry quality supply management Jun 08, 2023

Food safety gets a lot of attention as a “must have” product attribute, yet it’s only one aspect of product acceptability.  What about all the other aspects of products that are critical to consumer acceptance? And how do you manage quality if food safety is still a struggle?   Gillian Dagan of Food Improved Consulting has been answering these questions, and more, for years.  Join us as we dive into designing quality monitoring programs, identifying meaningful...

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Food Safety Stories from Portland bettertogether food industry powerful conversations May 12, 2023

Last week we had the opportunity to be at the Farm to Label event in Portland. We met incredible people, heard some fantastic stories, and learned some lessons. Join us to recap food safety lessons from Portland that are important to food businesses and leaders.

Learn more in THIS episode of Real Talk Food Safety with Tia & Jill.

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The Intersection of Environmental Monitoring and Leadership environmental monitoring food industry sanitation technical leadership Jan 26, 2023

We all know environmental monitoring is a fundamental piece of any food safety program, yet it continually gets challenged, misunderstood, and under-supported.  Join us as we talk with Melissa Calicchia and Carl Katz from eBacMap about how to change the story to drive leadership support of effective environmental monitoring programs that reflects the food safety culture you want to have.   Check out the entire talk HERE.

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