About us

We dream big and we won't rest until we make those those dreams come true. We support and collaborate with you to capture opportunities and conquer obstacles. And we work with you, because we believe in your dreams too!

Katalyze is the movement, the acceleration, and the process. Katalyze is a full-service creative hub. We’ll work hand in hand with you to create, and execute custom-made solutions for your unique organizational needs.

Be it strategic consultancy, training, event management, or digital and social media marketing, we have an eager, talented, and professional team that will support you from ideation to implementation.

We have an implicit belief in the infinite capacity for people from all walks of life to aspire, create and promote the common good.

We choose and encourage "paying it forward" to global causes that are close to our hearts: refugees, citizen journalism, and hunger.

 

Our Enablers

We are a team of creative, driven, and compassionate enablers with inquisitive minds.
We are the proud product of baby boomers. We are Gen X , Gen Y, Millennials, and Gen Z.
We are catalysts intrigued by creative possibilities.

  Linda Obeid   Finance Enabler   “Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” - Suzy Kassem

Linda Obeid
Finance Enabler

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
- Suzy Kassem

  Alaa El-Huni    Creative Experience Enabler   "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein

Alaa El-Huni

Creative Experience Enabler

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
- Albert Einstein

  Raya Ammar    Operating Enabler   "It always seems impossible until it's done."  - Nelson Mandela

Raya Ammar

Operating Enabler

"It always seems impossible until
it's done."

- Nelson Mandela

  Adel El-Huni    Creative Collaboration Enabler   "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Each thing has to transform itself into something better, and to acquire a new Personal Legend, until, someday, the Soul of the World becomes one thing only." - P.C

Adel El-Huni

Creative Collaboration Enabler

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. Each thing has to transform itself into something better, and to acquire a new Personal Legend, until, someday, the Soul of the World becomes one thing only." - P.C

  Nora A. Zeid    Design Enabler   "When all fails, just get to work and work your magic."

Nora A. Zeid

Design Enabler

"When all fails, just get to work and work your magic."

  Aisha El-Houni    Digital Media Enabler   "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."  - Maya Angelou

Aisha El-Houni

Digital Media Enabler

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."

- Maya Angelou

  Lina Nahhas    Sameness Enabler   “Vision without action is just a dream. Action without vision just passes the time and vision with action can change the world.”  -Nelson Mandela

Lina Nahhas

Sameness Enabler

“Vision without action is just a dream. Action without vision just passes the time and vision with action can change the world.”

-Nelson Mandela

Lina

  Michel El Meouchi    Innovation Enabler   "Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."  - Robert F. Kennedy

Michel El Meouchi

Innovation Enabler

"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation."

- Robert F. Kennedy

Sahar Hadid

Communications Enabler

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”

-J. K. Rowling

SAHAR


Our Co-Creators

  Maria Dayton    Media and Impact Investing Co-Creator   “Until the lion has a voice, every story will glorify the hunter.”  - African Proverb

Maria Dayton

Media and Impact Investing Co-Creator

“Until the lion has a voice, every story will glorify the hunter.”

- African Proverb

  Joseph Barisonzi    Strategic Investments Co-Creator   "Many leaders are tempted to lead like a chess master, striving to control every move, when they should be leading like gardeners, creating and maintaining a viable ecosystem in which the organization operates. "  - Stanley A. McChrystal

Joseph Barisonzi

Strategic Investments Co-Creator

"Many leaders are tempted to lead like a chess master, striving to control every move, when they should be leading like gardeners, creating and maintaining a viable ecosystem in which the organization operates. "

- Stanley A. McChrystal

  Nathan Hull    Digital Publishing Co-Creator   “Creativity is the power to reject the past, to challenge the status quo, and to seek new potential.”  -Ai Weiwei

Nathan Hull

Digital Publishing Co-Creator

“Creativity is the power to reject the past, to challenge the status quo, and to seek new potential.”

-Ai Weiwei

NATHAN

  Aya Amead    Production Co-Creator   “I think that my job is to observe people and the world, and not to judge them. I always hope to position myself away from so-called conclusions. I would like to leave everything wide open to all the possibilities in the world.”  -Haruki Murakami

Aya Amead

Production Co-Creator

“I think that my job is to observe people and the world, and not to judge them. I always hope to position myself away from so-called conclusions. I would like to leave everything wide open to all the possibilities in the world.”

-Haruki Murakami

Aya

  Said Sheik-Abdi    Humanitarian Co-Creator   “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”  -   Martin Luther King Jr.

Said Sheik-Abdi

Humanitarian Co-Creator

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

  Alaa Sharaf    Coding Co-Creator   “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.”  -Simon Sinek

Alaa Sharaf

Coding Co-Creator

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.”

-Simon Sinek

Alaa

  Victor Kiriakos    Innovation, Incubation and Acceleration Co-Creator   “Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish”.  -Steve Jobs

Victor Kiriakos

Innovation, Incubation and Acceleration Co-Creator

“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish”.

-Steve Jobs

VICTOR

  Mark Ritchie    Trade and Policy Co-Creator   "Relationship among all things appears to be complex and reciprocal — always at least two-way, back-and-forth. It seems that nothing is single in this universe, and nothing goes one way. "  - Ursula K. Le Guin.

Mark Ritchie

Trade and Policy Co-Creator

"Relationship among all things appears to be complex and reciprocal — always at least two-way, back-and-forth. It seems that nothing is single in this universe, and nothing goes one way. "

- Ursula K. Le Guin.

  Mike Zuckerman    Disruption  and Freespace Co-Creator   “[My vision is] To make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”  - R. Buckminster Fuller

Mike Zuckerman

Disruption and Freespace Co-Creator

“[My vision is] To make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.”

- R. Buckminster Fuller

Mike

  Esra Elbakoush    Social Impact Co-Creator   “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”  -Paulo Coelho

Esra Elbakoush

Social Impact Co-Creator

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.”

-Paulo Coelho


ESRA