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July 31st, 2020 by Catherine Cheng

“Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the mouth” — Mike Tyson COVID-19 was the punch in the mouth to many of our best intended strategic growth plans. This created new demand for approaches to planning that incorporate agility and resourcefulness.  Add innovation to your strategic planning The … Continue reading Everyone Has a Plan Until…

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July 23rd, 2020 by Catherine Cheng

As quarantine labors into the summer, refine+focus is here for you with fresh ideas to reignite your wonder. We recently held our signature event, Curiouser & Curiouser, which is dedicated to growing innovative ideas and building meaningful new relationships. Read all about the exciting selection of pieces that our team … Continue reading Virtual Curiouser & Curiouser: Insights from our July 2020 Innovation Showcase

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July 16th, 2020 by Catherine Cheng

Your customer has all the answers. The art, however, lies in being able to gather those insights efficiently and act on them effectively.  Why getting it right matters Sustain growth. If you care about your customer and meet their needs, you won’t need to worry about the competition.  Save resources. … Continue reading It’s 2020, Learn from Your Customer

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July 13th, 2020 by Catherine Cheng

refine+focus is all about real, authentic connection. It’s the backbone of our culture, we practice it every day with our team, and we celebrate it with special team building projects. One project, virtual care packages, illustrates how we do it. Here’s how you can try it with your team. Our … Continue reading A Team & Empathy Building Exercise for You

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July 2nd, 2020 by Catherine Cheng

Remember the eye-opening 2007 statistic that we spend one-third of our lives working? In the era of remote work where the line between our professional and personal lives have become increasingly blurred, we can no longer pretend that our purposes are entirely separate too.  Investigating and reflecting on your why … Continue reading How to Walk to Your ‘Why’ (if you can’t run it)

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June 26th, 2020 by Catherine Cheng

Not all organizations approach continuous learning from the same place. Some industries organically attract curious people and companies must sustain that curiosity. Other times, organizations need fresh ways to inspire the curiosity of their employees to foster a continuous learning community. Regardless of the starting point, investing in a culture … Continue reading 10X Your Curious Culture

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June 24th, 2020 by Katherine Cruz

  Five years ago, while doing a juice cleanse challenge with a friend, Tracy Miller had a great idea. A health enthusiast, outdoor lover, and soon-to-be entrepreneur, she struggled with the inconvenience of plastic bottles, which failed to preserve the nutrients and freshness of her juice. It was then that … Continue reading 4 Key Lessons From Female Entrepreneur and Sans Bottle Founder

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June 18th, 2020 by Zach Braiker, Catherine Cheng

Continuous learning is a way of life. And like exercise, those who are committed to it see numerous benefits in their health, wellness, and careers. Yet not everyone encounters continuous learning the same way, which is why we must approach the topic differently for each type of person. The Skeptic … Continue reading The Continuous Learner Journey

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June 12th, 2020 by Zach Braiker, Catherine Cheng

Although refine+focus is seasoned at building strategy, creating diversity, and strengthening brand positioning, the events of the past few months have caused us to reflect on our methods, values, and culture in new ways. Here are a few of the processes we’ve turned to and how we applied them when … Continue reading Get Unstuck When Complexity Strikes

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June 10th, 2020 by Isabella Espinosa

With COVID-19 causing a mass shift to remote working for the majority of businesses, could working from home be the future? What was once a limitation, could render a fruitful and creatively liberating professional path. Carolina Fowler, a member of the refine+focus team for over 10 years now who has … Continue reading Empowered Women: How to Have a Life While #WFH, a Conversation with Carolina Fowler

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