Micah Pulleyn – Catalyst Collaborations
What is your company?
Catalyst Collaborations | Event production | Project management | Marketing consulting
I build a more authentically connected community of people through quality events.
Tell us why you do what you do in 1 sentence.
Because I believe in the power of what we can accomplish when we come together in the spirit of positivity and community.
To you, what are the most sacred elements about bringing people together?
Creating opportunities for people to have real connection and conversation. Bringing people together to learn from one another and inspire one another to live life to its fullest. Giving people the chance to open their eyes, hearts, minds to new ways of being on the planet. Adventure, exploration, joy, risk-taking, & creativity.
What 3 valuable lessons about business would you hope to pass onto young women considering becoming an entrepreneur?
- Learn how to create and oversee both a budget and create a business plan.
- Identify your strengths and create opportunities with them and with others’ strengths.
- Be shamelessly bold about your dreams and desires.
How are you a revolutionary?
I believe in the transformative power of basic human connection, fellowship, and community. We all crave genuine, sincere conversation and opportunities to relate with one another. I have learned to stop living my life based on others’ expectations of me, and have listened more to my own intuition.
In what ways do you see the Asheville event scene evolving in the next 5 years?
I see organizations and businesses being more collaborative and creative in order to make a greater impact in our community. I see events having more emphasis on ways we can work together to make the world a better place. I see Asheville becoming a hub of creativity, innovation, and play.
Emily transforms communities through entrepreneurship and innovation. She is a Branding Specialist and Growth Strategist who specializes in building the framework, platforms, and partnerships needed to be impactful in today’s challenging economy. Currently serving as the Executive Director of the Hatch AVL Foundation, a non-profit foundation supporting high-growth startups of WNC through incubation, regional programming, and events.