Hack Your Box

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Hack your Box is a simple yet impactful methodology which uses a piece of paper and a pencil to create a physical model of your unconscious thinking (your B❒X), and a process of reflection and sharing to make adjustments (hacks) to your thinking to provide better results.

Since April 2020 I have been donating sessions as my response to COVID19. I welcome you to attend any of these donated sessions below with my compliments.

Hack your B❒X by the Numbers:

Sessions Donated81
Brains Hacked1,487
Countries Reached38
Trainers Trained45

What Makes Hack your Box Different:

Relatable Metaphor: Thinking Out of the Box

One of the more common phrases used in business when current thinking is not getting desired results is, “We need to think out of the box.”  Hack your Box changes that phrase from tired cliché to actionable mindset shift leading to predictable change.

Leveraging the IKEA Effect: The DIY BX

“The IKEA effect is a cognitive bias in which consumers place a disproportionately high value on products they partially created.” The DIY Box creates that sense of connection and ownership which can generate deeper reflection.

Cultural/Linguistic Flexibility

Every concept has a fully illustrated relatable storyline using culturally neutral images.
The process has been used successfully in more than 30 countries and in multiple languages. 

Learner Directed Change

The process is not prescriptive in nature. No one is told what to think, or how to change. Instead, learners are led through a process of self-exploration of the thinking that they want to change, and then create a model for that new thinking and the impact of that thinking on their Box.

From Conceptual to Concrete

Each person’s mindset is invisible to themselves. Unconscious bias, (or bias of any type) is very hard to identify, let alone change. The Box metaphor, and the process of creating and writing on the physical box makes the invisible, to visible, and with that awareness comes the opportunity for change. 

A Physical Artifact from an Online Program

The vast majority of online learning solutions have no real-world artifact. The DIY Box creates a meaningful artifact that exists when the computer is turned off. It is common for people to leave their DIY Box on their desk as a reminder of their new thinking. 

Flexible Application

Mindset change is a part of many critical arenas. Hack Your Box has been successfully applied to:
Change Management
COVID19 Response
Virtual Engagement
Future Proof your Thinking

Boxy: The Hack Your Box Character

Boxy is the central image through all Hack your Box programs. Boxy is non-cultural or gender specific. Boxy shows emotions without facial features to allow participants to more easily relate to the storyline or metaphors presented. Feedback to Boxy has been very favorable across cultures. 

Become a Hack your Box Trainer

Learn how to lead a group through a mindset change experience using just a piece of paper and pencil. All self-paced Train the Trainer programs include all the materials and instruction you need to succeed including decks, videos, session plans and recorded Train the Trainer sessions.

Hack your Box Methodology Train the Trainer

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Learn how to design your expression of a Hack your Box session. Included in this training are multiple complete training topics including decks, artwork, instructions and step by step instructions. At the end of this course you will be a confident designer and deliverer of the Hack your Box methodology.


Inclusion Train the Trainer

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This is a specifically designed two-part Hack your Box session focused on inclusion. Co-created with Shilpa Subramaniam from The Learning Gym, and Box Creator Jimbo Clark, this train the trainer includes complete powerpoint slides, session plans, step by step instructions, sample videos and promotional materials. Upon completion you are certified to deliver this expression of Hack your Box only.


Sustainability Train the Trainer

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The Hack your Box for a Sustainable Life Train the Trainer prepares you to deliver a 1.5 to 2 hour virtual session that will expand your participant’s mindset and behaviors to make a more positive impact on the world. Co-created by Alice Richard from Co-Create Impact and Box Creator Jimbo Clark, this program provides everything you need to succeed in delivering an insightful and impactful training.


Donations Accepted

50% of your donation will go to the Hack your Box Train the Trainer Scholarship Fund, which is used to provide access to the methodology to educators, community leaders and trainers who are working with marginalized people or those who are negatively impacted by COVID19.


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