Welcome to the Sandbox

Sandbox Leadership is committed to partnering with you to create a shared learning community. Join with others to engage in the deep, challenging, and creative work of growing as leaders.

Our organizations, teams, and communities face increasingly complex challenges. Leadership capacity is often insufficient. We too quickly become polarized around issues impacting our common good. We engage shared challenges in ways that are destructive to mutual trust, respect, and social capital.

It is time for a change. It’s time to commit to our own development as leaders so we can create the change we want to be in the world together.

Sandbox Leadership works with you to design, build and deliver customized leadership development programs. 

What do you need in your Sandbox? Let’s design it together.

“Doug is a model for empathetic listening and facilitative thought partnership. He helps surface implicit bias, insecurities, and obstacles to my desired outcomes. He is skilled at helping me rehearse courageous conversations and to focus on what I bring to the table in these situations. He enables me to determine my level of responsibility and what I can control. After all, the only thing we can control is ourselves and how we respond and react to others. I am a better leader, father, husband, and person as a result of Doug’s coaching.”

— Joe Koski, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Educational Support Services
San Luis Obispo County Office of Education

“Having been an educational leader for 25 years, I suspected I was fairly set in my conduct. Through a series of coaching sessions with Doug, I feel prepared for this new chapter in my professional career as well as another 25 years of leadership and service.”

— John Gorton
School Improvement Unit Manager
Montana Office of Public Instruction

Our Team

Sandbox Leadership, LLC is a joint venture of Greg Abell, Principal at Sound Options Group, LLC and Doug Nathan of Doug Nathan Coaching and Consulting.

Doug Nathan
Doug Nathan
Greg Abell
Greg Abell