Michael Bungay Stanier – Box of Crayons

Michael Bungay Stanier - Box of Crayons

Michael Bungay Stanier was my personal coach for more than a year in 2002 – 2004. What a blessing.

I was a participant in a program for people with disabilities, who were entrepreneurs, to help them get going and get back on their feet. I was, and am, a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor.

Box of Crayons

Michael Bungay Stanier is the Senior Partner of Box of Crayons, a company that helps organizations do less Good Work and more Great Work. Box of Crayons is best known for their coaching programs that help time-crunched managers coach in 10 minutes or less.


On the way to founding Box of Crayons ten years ago, Bungay Stanier lived in Australia, England, the U.S. and Canada, his current home, where he worked in the fields of innovation and change management.


He’s written a number of books, the best known of which is Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork. Start the Work That Matters., created a series of short internet videos that have been seen by millions of people around the world, and organized the Great Work MBA, a virtual conference that had 10,000 registrants.

Teacher, Guides & Mentors


My Teachers, Guides & Mentors

Teachers, guides, mentors and coaches appear in many forms and often when least expected.

Many times you never meet them but read their words, listen to an audio or see a video. Or perhaps meet one of their students who introduces you to their work.

I have listened to many teachers over the years and heard absolutely nothing that they said. In one ear and out the other. I wasn’t ready to hear what they had to say or teach me. But years later something will lead me to them and I am ready.

I am beginning to build a list here of the teachers, guides, mentors, and coaches who have helped me over the past decades.

I won’t include people such as my principal when I was in Grade 3 and 4. I got to know him very well because I spent most recesses sitting in his waiting room. He was a wonderful man but I was always in trouble. hahaha

Points of Reference

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