Michael Thomas Sunnarborg

The White Box Club™

Support Resources For Career Transition

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.


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Twin Cities Meetup Schedules

The White Box Club™ Twin Cities, covers a wide variety of topics, and meetings are held on a weekly basis at various locations. See Meetup.com/The-White-Box-Club-Twin-Cities-Meetup/ for up-to-date meeting dates, locations, and information.

Meeting Agenda

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Locations vary throughout the twin cities metro area.

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.

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

We look forward to seeing you at a future Meetup!

TWBC Meetings & Membership Fees

Since its inception in 2015, The White Box Club™ meetings have been FREE of charge—and we intend to keep them that way. To help cover expenses, we offer the Pay it Forward Program:

  1. Join the 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 in career transition to continue participating in meetings at no charge.
  3. Even past or current members can give back!

Donations can be made on the Meetup site at any time. Just click on the “Members” link on the club home page; scroll down and click the green “Chip In” button on the left side of the page— or copy and paste this link into your browser: 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 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