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Monthly Wednesday Sandbox Webinar Series 2023
Wednesday, December 06, 2023, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM PST
Category: Expert Series Sessions

Women In Consulting Sandbox

Wednesday Sandbox Series 2023

Online Experience 
Monthly on the first Wednesday, January - December 2023, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Pacific 
Webinar: Join from anywhere!

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We invite you to join this open forum to explore a wide range of tips and tools. The emphasis is on exploring, experimenting, and learning from each other. Topics and facilitators will be announced.

Register once for the full series held monthly on the first Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 am Pacific. Join one or all of the sessions with the same Zoom login information.

Monthly Sandbox Topics

November 2023 Appreciation
October 2023 Money, Money, Money -- MONEY!
August 2023 Video Creation: Record your Introductions or Elevator Pitch
July 2023 Ethics in Consulting
June 2023 Are You Solving Your Client's RIGHT Problem?
May 2023 Brainstorming Tools and Skills  
April 2023 ChatGPT: An Idea Machine for Marketers  
March 2023 Open Discussion ~ Group input on participants' issues  
February 2023 Building Your Ecosystem  
January 2023 Your top advice and questions around starting a consultancy 

Learn More About the Sandbox Host and Facilitators



Women In Consulting

November 1, 2023 Program Topic: Appreciation

'Tis the season for Thanksgiving and Celebration. And yet the world has many difficulties as well as joys. Let's gather together and share ideas, insights, challenges and concerns around how best to express appreciation for our clients, ourselves, our family and friends.

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Women In Consulting Sandbox 

October 4, 2023 Program Topic: Money, Money, Money — MONEY

Get started on your 2024 financial planning with this awesome Sandbox session led by Denise Grove.

Denise is a member of Women In Consulting. She's also an Entrepreneur, Financial Coach, and fractional CFO, with a tight focus on increasing financial wisdom for business owners, individuals, organizations, and communities to prosper.

We will explore top concerns attendees have in regards to their financial plan – cash flow, bottom line, and revenue – and, leveraging Denise's deep knowledge as well as the insights and questions from all participant, get you focused on your 2024 financial plan.

Women In Consulting 

August 2, 2023 Program Topic: Video Creation: Record your Introductions or Elevator Pitch

Our July Expert Series features Ginger Weeden Video Messaging Platforms: Why use them? As a complement to that session, our August Sandbox will provide attendees opportunity to get tips from Ginger on being video-ready, record a video and get tips for editing and using the video.

Lots of fun, learning, and mutual support will be experienced!

 Women In Consulting Sandbox

July 5, 2023 Program Topic: Ethics in Consulting

A shout out to Kathryn Gorges and Birgitte Rasineand all the attendees for an amazing conversation during the June Special Event: What Consultants, Coaches, and Experts Need to Know About Marketing Ethics.

90-minutes just wasn't enough time so we are continuing the conversation during the July Sandbox.

Looking forward to seeing you there, presenting a high-level recap of the special event, discussing any scenarios you want to bring, and working together on our mutual success.

Women In Consulting Sandbox

June 7, 2023 Program Topic: Is this the RIGHT problem?

When your clients come to you with a problem, do you assume that it’s the right problem to solve?

The question is: Is it the RIGHT problem?

Angel Rampy and Ellen Grace Henson will be facilitating an open dialogue on how we all define a "problem." You are invited to share some of your client problems and insights about a time when you unraveled a client's problem. Together we will ALL diagnose a problem, ask the right questions, and test assumptions.

This will be a group exercise, and the learnings will be immediately applicable in your own work in helping your clients identify and solve the right problem. Bring your challenging problem to the table.

Women In Consulting Sandbox

May 3, 2023 Program Topic: Brainstorming Tools and Skills

Brainstorming can play a vital role in nurturing group creative and problem-solving activity. Brainstorming can also help you do that on your own. May's Sandbox focuses on best practices and tools that make brainstorming work. Together we will explore:

  • Top challenges with conducting brainstorming sessions
  • Best practices for facilitating brainstorms, as well as tools (e.g., whiteboard, post-its).
  • Working with teams, as well as brainstorming by yourself.
Bring your tips (and challenges) about facilitating the brainstorming process, and the tools you use.
This Sandbox is facilitated by Shawn Greene, who wields her professional storming skills as an instructional designer.


Women In Consulting Sandbox

April 5, 2023 Program Topic: ChatGPT: An Idea Machine for Marketers

Join the Sandbox as we explore with facilitator Rosemary Brisco, President of ToTheWeb, a B2B digital marketing agency, the capabilities of ChatGPT, an AI-powered "Idea Machine for Marketers." From streamlining work tasks to generating innovative content, ChatGPT is a game changer.

Learn how to:

  • Unlock the full potential of ChatGPT and its capabilities
  • Discover real-world use cases for marketing and its impact
  • Understand the limitations and benefits of ChatGPT 

Whether you're a content creator, marketer, or business professional, this event is an opportunity to learn about this new, cutting-edge technology and its potential applications.  We'll provide hands-on demonstrations and real-life business examples to give you a better understanding of how ChatGPT can be used.

Join us and be a part of the conversation - work will never be the same again. We'll be sending out a pre-event survey to gather input.

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Women In Consulting 

February 1, 2023 Program Topic: Building Your Ecosystem

The largest companies in the world (Apple, Google, Amazon) have fueled their growth through business ecosystems. But never fear ecosystems are not just for the big guys.

Even solopreneurs can great a bigger footprint, access innovation, operate more efficiently and serve customers with stronger value propositions through a business ecosystem.

Join us as we discuss how to create an business ecosystem that enables you expand your capacity to do business and deliver more to your clients through business partnerships.

Norma Watenpaugh, fellow Women In Consulting consultant and a 30-year veteran of ecosystem design and orchestration will lead the conversation and reveal the host of partners in her ecosystem village.


Women In Consulting

January 4, 2023 Program Topic: Your top advice and questions around starting a consultancy

What do you wish you knew before you started consulting? What is your top advice to potential new consultants? Join the discussion and, please, invite everyone you know who might be considering consulting as a career or even as a stop-gap between jobs.

See you in the Sandbox!


About the Event Hosts for the Monthly Series

Series Facilitator

Women In Consulting

Ellen Grace Henson, Women In Consulting Past President, is the Managing Director and Founder of Marketing Mechanics, and has been working in product management since the mid-’90s and consulting for 15 years. A thought leader with experience across multiple markets and technologies, Ellen Grace brings a unique combination of analysis and creativity to business and product strategy, market and customer insight, product-delivery process design, and aligning cross-functional teams to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction and strong business results. 


Guest Facilitator: February 1, 2023

Norma Watenpaugh

Norma Watenpaugh is the founding principal and CEO of Phoenix Consulting Group, which provides education and consulting services with expertise in go-to-market strategy, channel and alliance management, and ecosystem development. She was named a Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for her work in advancing best practices in Collaborative Business Relationships and was inducted into the Forbes Business Council, an invitation only community of successful business leaders.



Guest Facilitator: April 5, 2023

Rosemary BriscoRosemary Brisco is President of ToTheWeb, a B2B digital marketing agency focused on providing outstanding results for clients. Her team provides highly measurable results for their clients to increase lead opportunities and grows profits. 




Guest Facilitator: May 3, 2023

Women In Consulting SandboxThis month's Sandbox is facilitated by Shawn Greene, who wields her professional storming skills as an instructional designer.





Guest Facilitator: October 4, 2023

Denise GroveThis month's Sandbox is facilitated by Denise Grove, of Grove Solutions & CFO Support, Inc. Denise's firm offers financial coaching, consulting & training for businesses, personal financials, or philanthropic organizations. Grove Solutions, LLC | CFO Support, Inc. offers virtual professional consulting services to solve organization and financial challenges. Issues and priorities are addressed to meet each client's unique needs, schedule, and budget.




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