Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

The White Box Club™

Support Resources For Career Transition

“The White Box Club is a great resource for professional development, networking,
and a great social outlet for those in career transition.” – Brenda Peterson, Member


What is the White Box Club™?

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, and networking opportunities to anyone who has found themselves laid off, unemployed, or in career transition. There are two clubs: The original White Box Club™—created for traditional job seekers; and The White Box Club™ New Ventures—designed for entrepreneurs and those interested in self-employment. Read the full story here.

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The White Box Club™ for Job Seekers

The White Box Club™ for job seekers meets on most Wednesday mornings from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM each month in both the East and West metro locations of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Meetings cover a wide variety of topics related to the traditional job search including Resumes, Interviewing, Job Search, Networking, and more—and are led by top speakers, coaches, and industry leaders.

Each meeting includes introductions, a topic presentation, coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections.

The White Box Club™ for Entrepreneurs

The White Box Club™ New Ventures was created specifically for anyone interested in self-employment, entrepreneurship, and creating their own business.

Meetings are held on 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30PM each month in various locations in the West metro twin cities. Meetings cover a wide variety of topics related to entrepreneurship including Self-Employment Exploration, How to Build A Business, Managing Money, and more—and are led by top speakers, coaches, and industry leaders.

Each meeting includes introductions, a topic presentation, coaching tips, and time for networking and making new connections. 


The White Box Club Handbook was written to provide hope, encouragement, and inspiration to anyone laid off, unemployed, or in career transition. Join career coach Michael Thomas Sunnarborg as he shares stories, simple tools, and exercises designed to help you know yourself, clarify your direction, and align yourself to your ideal career. Curious? Download the first 5 chapters FREE here.

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We Are A Community

Since its inception in 2015, White Box Club™ meetings have been free of charge. To help cover expenses, we offer the Pay it Forward Program:

  1. Join either Meetup and attend any of the meetings free.
  2. Once you’re back on your feet and gainfully employed, we invite you to make a donation to the club on the Meetup site. This opportunity to give back in gratitude allows others to participate in meetings free of charge.
  3. Even past or current members can give back!

Donations to The White Box Club™ can be made any time by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/2vjT2M1

Guest Speakers, Resources & Support

Anyone interested in being a guest speaker or willing to provide resources or support can contact The White Box Club™ facilitators at info@thewhiteboxclub.com

Member Feedback

“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, Member

“Interesting, intelligent, comfortable.” – Richard, 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, 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, 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, Member

“Thank you so very much for what you are doing with the White Box Club. I just landed a position doing exactly what I wanted and I couldn’t be happier. The White Box Club came at such a perfect time in my journey, so I can’t thank you enough!” – Timothy, 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, Member

“Michael has one of the most interactive and well-organized Meetups I’ve seen—and I’ve been to many, many Meetups.” – Soma, Member