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Who is Sandbox Consulting? 

Hi there, I’m Lori Charvat, the Principal of Sandbox Consulting.  I have been working with organizations and their people for the last 20 years to create socially just, collaborative and productive work teams. I wear various hats – as a strategist, a mediator, a facilitator and a coach – to help my clients work through tough stuff, like change and conflict. Most importantly, I get you to the other side of the “mess,” so that people get back on track to get work done.


I am a certified executive coach through the International Coach Federation with the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation, and a member of the Civil Roster of Mediate BC. I am certified in the Strengths Deployment Inventory tool and in the Prosci change management methodology.


From time to time, I bring on associate consultants to co-facilitate a workshop,  analyze data for a 360 review, or conduct a leadership assessment. As the Principal,  however, I oversee all of Sandbox’s projects and am the primary contact for all our clients.

What’s our Story?

I started my career as a lawyer, focused on human rights. I had visions of making the world a better place, where people are treated equally and get a fair chance. And, the community – in all senses of the word – thrive. I still hold this vision of social justice, and I focus this on the workplace. I did not much like the adversarial role that comes with lawyering, so I pivoted into the role of mediator and organizational development consultant that I am today. I still get to work with my passion of making the world a better place, one leader, one team or workplace at a time.

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