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A Letter From The Ladies Of SBX

Dear Women in business readers, Welcome to the blog! You may have found yourself here by searching “women in business” in Google, scrolling the Sandbox website, XcelerateHER website, socials, or simply by word of mouth. Whichever the reason, we’re thrilled you’ve landed here. 

A Letter From The Ladies Of SBX

Dear Women in business readers, Welcome to the blog! You may have found yourself here by searching “women in business” in Google, scrolling the Sandbox website, XcelerateHER website, socials, or simply by word of mouth. Whichever the reason, we’re thrilled you’ve landed here. 

A Letter From The Ladies Of SBX

Dear Women in business readers, Welcome to the blog! You may have found yourself here by searching “women in business” in Google, scrolling the Sandbox website, XcelerateHER website, socials, or simply by word of mouth. Whichever the reason, we’re thrilled you’ve landed here. 

A Letter From The Ladies Of SBX

Dear Women in business readers, Welcome to the blog! You may have found yourself here by searching “women in business” in Google, scrolling the Sandbox website, XcelerateHER website, socials, or simply by word of mouth. Whichever the reason, we’re thrilled you’ve landed here. 

How To Take Your Startup Team From Good to Great

The SBX Team is incredibly excited to debut this week’s blog post, How To Take Your Startup Team From Good to Great, written by Fahd Alhattab! Sandbox had the opportunity to host Fahd as the keynote speaker presenting at our

A Letter From The Ladies Of SBX

Dear Women in business readers, Welcome to the blog! You may have found yourself here by searching “women in business” in Google, scrolling the Sandbox website, XcelerateHER website, socials, or simply by word of mouth. Whichever the reason, we’re thrilled you’ve landed here. 

Authentic Leadership With The Scotiabank Women Initiative

In an SBX guest blog contribution, Mike Tasevski, who heads up Global Sponsorship for Scotiabank, talks to Deborah Moore, Executive Coach at Halia Consulting about being authentic with your team. Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on whatsapp Share

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NEGOTIATION & COMMUNICATION

Nicknamed “the negotiator” since childhood, Fotini is an expert communicator with a passion for helping organizations and individuals get what they want. For the last decade, she has been helping Fortune 500 clients and audiences to achieve their business goals, increase profitability, and create a competitive advantage.

Fotini delivered the keynote to our Women In Biz CNNX Groups

LEADERSHIP, RESILIENCY & CULTURE​

Fahd has spoken to +50K people across North America on leadership and been named Rising Star Speaker and Most Entertaining Speaker by the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. Working alongside his team at Unicorn Labs, Fahd is committed to giving start-up founders the leadership skills to build Unicorn companies

Fahd delivered the keynote at our 2020 AGM

Women's Leadership & Diversity

As the leader of over 10,000 employees, Lisa helped build FedEx Express Canada into the most reliable courier network in the country.

A member of the IWFC Toronto Chapter and The Prosperity Project™, she is also one of 13 Diversity 50 CEOs and a renowned public speaker. Lisa is an inductee to the Women’s Executive Network’s Hall of Fame as one of Canada’s most powerful women.

Lisa delivered the keynote to our CEO CNNX Groups

Navigating conflict

Misha is a faculty director at Ivey School of Business, a keynote speaker at The Lavin Agency, and co-author of The Chairs Are Where The People Go, which was named by The New Yorker as one of the best non-fiction books of the year. He focuses on helping people transform conflict into collaboration, have difficult conversations in a productive way, and talk about what really matters.

Misha delivered the keynote to our CEO & Exec Leadership CNNX Groups

INNOVATION & PURPOSE LEADERSHIP​​

Ron is an award-winning advertising writer and Creative Director for some of the world’s most respected brands. He is the Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Church+State, publisher a best-selling, award-winning satirical book, executive producer and host of the hit podcast, The Coup. In demand as a speaker on innovation, branding and purpose leadership, Ron speaks to leading organizations all over the world.

Ron delivered the keynote to our CEO CNNX Groups

leading with confidence

As a Certified Life Coach and motivational speaker, Raia (also known as Coach Carey) is passionate about encouraging others to tap into the confidence they never knew they had. Creating “The Confidence Talk” has allowed her to provide corporate wellness workshops where she strives to inspire and lead those around her by providing unwavering support, guidance, and motivation.

Raia delivered the keynote to our Women in Biz CNNX Groups

scaling in the digital world

Neal guides entrepreneurs and organizations by providing practical and pragmatic insights. Neal’s focus is to ensure you walk away better equipped to manage the realities you unwittingly face in the online world everyday. Having served as a mission-focused Marine, a multi-million dollar startup co-founder, a warrior, champion, and partner; he empowers people by aligning their goals and their values without compromising their beliefs.

Neal blew minds as keynote to our Executive Leadership CNNX Groups

financial accuity

Robyn is the President at Castlemark Wealth Management, holding the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation. She also holds the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation, indicating the attainment of the professional standards and expertise necessary to provide money management services to high-net-worth and institutional clients.

Robyn delivered the keynote to our Women In Biz CNNX Groups

Getting connected to our sbx community

Our community partners, sponsors & members represent a diverse range of organizations dedicated to creating a more connected and sharing community. Our strength comes from our connections within the Sandbox community. As the pre-eminent connector of people & their ideas to business resources within Central Ontario we take pride in uniting people & companies to grow though a culture of sharing. 

Check out our community pages to see who we can connect you to!

High Tides & Good Vibes 🌊: Meet @empower_simcoe!

Be, belong, thrive. In a world where fostering an inclusive society has never been more important, everyone deserves the opportunity to live a self-fulfilling life. Empower Simcoe embodies that mission.

Empower Simcoe responds to community needs through inclusive supports and services that enhance the quality of all lives. As an organization dedicated to service, Empower Simcoe works mindfully to empower individual goals, while treating everyone with respect and dignity.

If you see Claudine Cousins at SBX, be sure to ask her about a favourite memory through her time with Empower Simcoe or her passion for equity, diversity and inclusion.

Which Sandbox Member is rising the tide next? Stay tuned to find out!

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Air guitar or air drums? Host a party or attend a party? SBX team member Jesse Kerr is answering all of the important questions.

Catch Jesse with his air guitar moves at tomorrow’s SBX Social Hour as we celebrate his birthday early with a nod to his Scottish heritage 🎉 This or that questions welcomed!

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And snow it begins…

Last Thursday vs. this Thursday. 👀 November, you really know how to play hard to get. The SBX Social Hour may be moving inside, but we’ll be snow happy to see you. Come share a cheers with us!

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When you need to ⚠️BeReal⚠️, but also ⚠️BeAtTheSandbox⚠️

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High Tides & Good Vibes 🌊: Meet @thecfocentre !

The mundane day-to-day operations may seem hard to escape for entrepreneurs who are ambitious and ready to grow. Every entrepreneurial plan needs a shake of secret sauce to give it the edge to succeed, and the CFO Centre has the ingredient.

As the leading fractional CFO services firm in Canada and globally, The CFO Centre helps ambitious entrepreneurs scale fast, increase valuation and get out of the day-to-day. Using their highly tuned skill-set, the CFOs help business owners build a financial platform to act as a launchpad for growth and realize their full potential without having to employ someone full-time.

If you see Jeff Bond at SBX, be sure to ask him about his passion for fishing and what’s his biggest catch to date!

Which Sandbox Member is rising the tide next? Stay tuned to find out!

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Opportunities are like sunrises, if you wait too long you miss them. - William Arthur Ward. 🌅

Brighten the work week with Sandbox by coming together on Wednesday November 9th to connect with other women in business. Jan Bailey of @ovationspeakers will guide us through a concept that will have you rethinking the way that you show up to interact and collaborate with others.

Haven’t joined our Women in Biz group yet? It’s never too late to join in on the action and surround yourself with like-minded women in business who are lifting each other up. Link in bio!

🎵: Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles

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Montage Monday: Xcelerate Summit 2022 🎉

Whether you are starting a business, growing or scaling, or just wanting to be more connected to the central Ontario business community, the lineup at @xceleratesummit had opportunities for everyone.

The highlights & Xperiences were endless, so we’ll leave it to this reel for you to take a peak at the infectious energy attendees brought in person to the three day event. See you next year 🚀

Congrats and thank you to the presenting partners for all your efforts! @smallbusinessbarrie @gchbec @barriechamberofcommerce @innisfilecdev @growvantage @sgb_sbec @invest.barrie @citybarrie 💙

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Embrace the glitches. Enough said ⚠️

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