What we're about

The White Box Club™—appropriately named after the daunting white boxes many employees receive to "pack up their things"—was created to provide support, encouragement, resources, and networking opportunities to anyone who has found themselves laid off, unemployed, or in career transition.

Meetings create opportunities to learn from industry experts and meet others who are in career transition or thinking of new career options. Plus, the meetings give you a good reason to get out of the house and hang out with good people who care. Now what could be better than that?!

Each TWBC meeting includes introductions, a topic presentation, coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections. Membership and meetings are FREE. And when you find that great new opportunity, you can pay it forward to future club members by making a donation online at https://bit.ly/2vjT2M1

TWBC Twin Cities Meetup sessions are held in east and west metro locations on Wednesdays from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Please see the Meetup group page for a current schedule of topics and locations. For more information, visit: http://thewhiteboxclub.com , or send a message to info@thewhiteboxclub.com

We hope to see you at an upcoming Meetup!

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg
Founder and Facilitator

Find TWBC™ on Social Media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewhiteboxclub/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/whiteboxclub

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What members are saying about The White Box Club™:

"The White Box Club meetings were relevant, helpful, and enjoyable. That, along with the other measures I took really helped me become clear on what I was looking for, helped me speak to that and what I bring to the table, as well as network and meet some new people." Brett Eslinger, Member

"Interesting, intelligent, comfortable." Richard Hotch, Member

"The guest speakers knowledge on the subject matter was top notch. The lessons learned will definitely help me market myself better with my resume and social media profiles. Thanks for being there as a resource." David Gifford, Member

"This is a great group to meet new people, make new friends, learn from others and ultimately better prepare you to network, pitch your brand and land the job that meets your needs." Mark Coil, Member

"This is a great resource for professional development, networking and a great social outlet for those in career transition." Brenda Peterson, Member

"I want to thank you for your support and shared wisdom. Along with the support of others, it has helped sustain my confidence and spirits through this process." Adam Davila, Member

"Thank you to Michael and the entire team behind the White Box Club. This group has magic, and it's wonderful to know there are other people that have had the same challenges and upsets. This group was available just when I needed it." Pam Iverson, Member

"Michael has one of the most interactive and well-organized Meetups I've seen—and I've been to many, many Meetups." Soma D Jurgensen, Member, Owner: Intentional Growth Strategies

Upcoming events (5+)

How to Search for Your Target Companies

Woodbury OffiCenter

How to you find the right company that aligns with who you are and what you'd like to create next on your career path? What tools and resources are out there to assist in the company search? Join TWBC Facilitators and guest speaker Mark Olson (https://bit.ly/2Tjlpoo) as he demonstrates how to conduct a search using Reach USA to find small and medium-sized companies that you are interested in working for but you don't know who they are. The White Box Club™ meetings create opportunities to learn from industry experts and meet others who are in career transition or thinking of new career options. In addition, you can meet people whose job it is to provide you with resources and support specifically during your career search. Plus, the meetings give you a good reason to get out of the house and hang out with cool people who care. Now what could be better than that?! Each meeting of TWBC includes introductions, a topic presentation, coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections. To ensure attendance, please RSVP early for the meeting(s) you wish to attend and confirm location and final content before each meeting date. If you happen to RSVP for a full session, you'll be placed on an automated Waiting List. Please be sure to change your RSVP to "No" if you're no longer able to attend to ensure that members who are waiting can take your seat. Thank you! More information can be found at thewhiteboxclub.com

Resume Refresh

Thrivent Financial, Suite 550

**NOTE: Location Change** Learn how to polish and perfect the best resume for you and your current employment search. Join TWBC facilitators and guest speaker, Sue Fransen Way (https://bit.ly/2TKU5PQ), as she shares her best practices about how to simplify your resume, make it stand out, and bring you the interviews you deserve! The White Box Club™ meetings create opportunities to learn from industry experts and meet others who are in career transition or thinking of new career options. In addition, you can meet people whose job it is to provide you with resources and support specifically during your career search. Plus, the meetings give you a good reason to get out of the house and hang out with cool people who care. Now what could be better than that?! Each meeting of TWBC includes introductions, a topic presentation, coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections. To ensure attendance, please RSVP early for the meeting(s) you wish to attend and confirm location and final content before each meeting date. If you happen to RSVP for a full session, you'll be placed on an automated Waiting List. Please be sure to change your RSVP to "No" if you're no longer able to attend to ensure that members who are waiting can take your seat. Thank you! More information can be found at thewhiteboxclub.com

Find Your Words, Find Your Clarity

Woodbury OffiCenter

Career transitions are opportunities to recreate ourselves. And now that we're moving into new territory, how do we find the words to describe who we are and what we want? Join TWBC Founder Michael Thomas Sunnarborg (https://bit.ly/2zTiRpf) as we explore tools and techniques designed to help you define what you really want and the words to communicate it clearly to others. The White Box Club™ meetings create opportunities to learn from industry experts and meet others who are in career transition or thinking of new career options. In addition, you can meet people whose job it is to provide you with resources and support specifically during your career search. Plus, the meetings give you a good reason to get out of the house and hang out with cool people who care. Now what could be better than that?! Each meeting of TWBC includes introductions, a topic presentation, coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections. To ensure attendance, please RSVP early for the meeting(s) you wish to attend and confirm location and final content before each meeting date. If you happen to RSVP for a full session, you'll be placed on an automated Waiting List. Please be sure to change your RSVP to "No" if you're no longer able to attend to ensure that members who are waiting can take your seat. Thank you! More information can be found at thewhiteboxclub.com

Resilience Is Your Superpower!

Thrivent Financial, Suite 550

Resilience is more than our ability to bounce back when bad things happen. Especially while in job transition, we often face special challenges with financial stresses, lack of structure, loss of workplace friendships, and other stressful changes. The great news is that resilience is a set of skills that can be developed! Join TWBC facilitators and guest speaker Nancy Maxfield-Wilson (https://bit.ly/2TQvDMD) and she guides us through the key components of resilience, backed by research; why it's so critical for surviving and thriving; and a few tips to get started right away. The White Box Club™ meetings create opportunities to learn from industry experts and meet others who are in career transition or thinking of new career options. In addition, you can meet people whose job it is to provide you with resources and support specifically during your career search. Plus, the meetings give you a good reason to get out of the house and hang out with cool people who care. Now what could be better than that?! Each meeting of TWBC includes introductions, a topic presentation, coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections. To ensure attendance, please RSVP early for the meeting(s) you wish to attend and confirm location and final content before each meeting date. If you happen to RSVP for a full session, you'll be placed on an automated Waiting List. Please be sure to change your RSVP to "No" if you're no longer able to attend to ensure that members who are waiting can take your seat. Thank you! More information can be found at thewhiteboxclub.com

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