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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!

Are you the kind of person that wants to know something right when it happens? Us too.

Be the first to hear about exciting news, upcoming events & programs, and special shoutouts in the Sandbox weekly newsletter!

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New month = new ways to connect with Sandbox 🌊

Drop in and start August off right! Your chance to network with new people in the business community, acquaint yourself with the Sandbox if you’ve always been wondering what the heck we do here, or simply immerse yourself in a collaborative environment to get the work on your plate done.

Fueling our creative juices will be DJ @joelyonrising on the deck 🎶 and our cash bar will be available. Have a favourite downtown Barrie resto? Hit them up and order takeout for lunch from one of our neighbours!

Who should join? All stages of the business community looking to rise the tide, connect, and collaborate. RVSP through link in bio! 👍

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Now read it again 👏

A little inspiration to finish the last leg of the week off strong. A new month is right around the corner, so why not double down on those good intentions and trust that what you’ve been working for will bring great outcomes.

Share with those who need it! 🤗

📷: @thehappysnapshot

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What’s it like to be a Sandbox Member? Here’s a POV moment.

It’s time to reimagine the way you do business and join the Sandbox community. Check out our link in bio to download our magazine for all the need to knows that surround membership or better yet, book a tour if you haven’t experienced the magic!

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What pairs well with a heatwave? The SBX Social Hour Beach Patio Party of course 🌴

Happening TOMORROW hosted in partnership with @bspoke_kitchen ! Be inspired by their "bespoke tailoring". Bringing the perfect fit to our patio atmosphere through handcrafted drink experiences that are bound to spark new conversations and ideas.

Didn't you know that this is where all the best business decisions are made?

Shout out to @exportdevcanada for attending and being our presenting partner for last month's beach party!

Let us know you're coming & RSVP through the link in bio 👋

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How do you show up to lead in your organization?

With multiple personalities, learning styles, and day-to-day functions that need to be met for your business, an effective leader knows the difference between managing and leading. At any time and any stage, opportunities to practice being a leader can be done. Are you working to inspire others to be better? Are you being guided by core values and principles that ring true to who you are? Are you encouraging communication by the way that you engage with others?

Leadership requires many resources, but great balance can be found to create successful outcomes. 🌠

Save this post as a reminder that leadership is more than just telling people what to do.

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Did someone say Beach Party? 🏝

As you can see there’s never enough lei’s to go around. Hosted in partnership with @bspoke_kitchen, join the SBX Social Hour Beach Patio Party next Thursday July 21st. Bring out your best linens, tropical shirts, and flip flops. Enjoy the best handcrafted cocktail experience by B’Spoke and connect with other like-minded individuals in the business community over some casual networking.

Warning: FOMO will occur if you don’t attend while the sun is shining!

RSVP by hitting our link in bio.

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High Tides & Good Vibes 🌊: @emergmgt!

Emergency situations happen in the blink of an eye. When they do, or if they have, don’t you want to feel more confident in how you can react or approach those situations for the safety of others? We think that’s a no brainer!

When you are planning for the worst, you need the best to help you succeed. Emergency Management Group is your all-inclusive emergency management and preparedness company. From developing master emergency response or evacuation plans to preparing for the impact your organization could experience after a disaster, the expertise of EMG is second to none.

If you see Darryl at SBX, feel free to chat about your business continuity plan, or really get into the goods and ask what his best latin dancing move is!

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

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Coming to a shower radio near you 🎶

Take a tour with Mackenzie & Jesse of the Sandbox team as they get to try out the production booth and check out what goes on behind the scenes at partner Central Ontario Broadcasting’s humble abode.

Turn the dial to @rock95barrie or @koolfmbarrie and you just might hear their angelic radio voices telling you about the social summer we have to offer. Dare we say they might be giving @daleandcharlie a run for their money???

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If you own a business, you’ve set goals. Maybe there’s a series of benchmarks you’d like to hit or a clear vision of where you’d like to see the business in 10 years. 📶

But long-term success is built on short-term tactics and medium-term strategy, as much as drive and vision. How will your business have changed six months from now? How about in one year, or three? If you don’t have clear answers to these questions, it’s time to develop a business growth plan.

Click our Link in Bio and check out the latest blog post contributed by SBX Partners, @exportdevcanada where you’ll uncover the importance of having a business growth plan, the must-haves in a plan, guidelines for success, and much more!

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