The Breakthrough Café|
(The Gourmet Way to Jump Start Innovation at Your Next Conference)
WHAT IF the restaurant or café at your
next conference served more than just great food, but also great
food for thought?
WHAT IF the waiters gave you tips?
WHAT IF, at the end of the evening,
participants went home with more than just a full belly, but also a
head full of creative ideas for growing the business?
Enter the Breakthrough Café - a groundbreaking way to jump start
innovation at your next conference, business retreat, or event.
Created by Idea Champions, a leading edge consulting and training
company, the Breakthrough Café does the unthinkable - combining
business with pleasure in a way that gets results.
The premise of this unique offering is a simple one: Most of the
meaningful interactions that happen at a conference usually happen
informally - at the bar, on the golf course, during dinner,
etc. The real work doesn't necessarily happen in "Ballroom A", but
offline… where people seek each other out to network, brainstorm, and
problem solve. The Breakthrough Café builds on this naturally
occurring phenomenon by providing an entertaining, interactive,
energizing experience that radically increases the odds of conference
goers getting out of the box.
Think of it, if you like, as an incubation chamber for great ideas… a
gourmet greenhouse for genius… …a chance for aspiring innovators to
collaborate while enjoying the finest of foods and libations. And
know this: It is not a workshop. It is not a
seminar. It is not a training. And at no time during the
experience will anyone be asked to sing Kumbaya.
How Does it Work?
Just like a regular restaurant or cafe. The only difference? All the
regular "restaurant interactions" you would expect to happen are
subtly designed to spark insights, ahas, and the kind of soulful
collaboration people need in order to turn their top-of-the-line ideas
into bottom line realities.
AND…the entire experience can be customized to dovetail with the
specific themes of your conference or event.
Without spilling the beans, here are a few highlights:
- Upon entering the Breakthrough Café, each cafe goer declares an
intention, challenge, goal, or idea they want to noodle on
during the evening.
- Throughout the experience, our team of InnoWaiters™ - trained
catalysts of the creative process - interact with café goers in fun
ways to get the creative juices flowing. (Our "Whine List,"
for example, helps people go beyond their biggest excuses for
- Cafe goers informally brainstorm with each other throughout
the evening - at their tables, while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, at the
bar etc. Put simply, the Breakthrough Café provides the mood,
moment, and process for people to THINK BIG while having fun at
the same time.
- The feeling and flow of a Breakthrough Café is a mix between a
party, restaurant, and idea jam session. Entertainment is provided.
So are a variety of props and creative thinking catalysts. No one is
forced to do anything - merely encouraged, in various ways, to open up
to new possibilities, connect with others, and get the inspiration
they need to make a quantum leap of thought and action.
- At the end of the evening, each café goer is given a Reality Check
- a tongue-in-cheek way to capture their breakthroughs for the night
and commit to a few, simple action steps. (NOTE: A variety of
engaging follow-up options - both real-time and virtual - are
available upon request.)
Intrigued? Want to find out how the Breakthrough Café can get the
creative juices flowing at your next event? Contact: