40 episodes

Sandbox Stories are delivered to the eye care industry by Dr. Scott Jens, whose career as a Doctor of Optometry, then Software Founder/CEO, has led him to create "The Sandbox" - a playful, thoughtful executive business coaching service. Through Sandbox Stories, Dr. Jens aims to give anyone involved in eye care a provocative, insightful review of the opportunities that might arise in the future.

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Sandbox Stories are delivered to the eye care industry by Dr. Scott Jens, whose career as a Doctor of Optometry, then Software Founder/CEO, has led him to create "The Sandbox" - a playful, thoughtful executive business coaching service. Through Sandbox Stories, Dr. Jens aims to give anyone involved in eye care a provocative, insightful review of the opportunities that might arise in the future.

    Sandbox Story - Interview of Marge Axelrad

    Sandbox Story - Interview of Marge Axelrad

    Marge Axelrad is a true journalistic leader in the eye care industry.  As Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of Vision Monday, VMAIL, and 20/20, she has had a special perspective on the stories in eye care for over thirty years.  Learn about her psychology background, her appreciation for rock ’n roll, and deep love of her family and friends.


     


    The Stories within the Story include:


    1:12  The Fun Fact Story


    2:45  The Traveler Story


    5:04  The Pandemic Getaway Story


    6:54  The Psychology Story


    12:07  The Interesting People Story


    15:55  The Eyecare Perspective Story


    19:55  The Industry Lingo Story


    22:02  The VM Global Leadership Summit Story


    31:20  The Eyecare Consumer Story


    36:11  The Vintage Collectibles Story


    37:37  The Rock ’n Roll Story


    39:00  The Best Advice Story

    • 41 min
    Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Andrea Thau

    Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Andrea Thau

    Dr. Andrea Thau is a committed optometry volunteer - having served as AOA President, as well as driving a new leadership concept.  She has also promoted the value of regular eye care services in her work with the American Public Health Association.  She is a compassionate, caring person who constantly cares about the wellness of others.


     


    The Stories within the Story:


    0:53  The Swimmer Story


    2:02  The Ballet Story


    3:44  The Movie Credit Story


    4:53  The AOA President Story


    8:41  The Mentoring Story


    11:14  The Father OD Story


    13:34  The Brothers Story


    13:56  The Husband and Sons Story


    17:34  The Female OD Story


    19:40  The Practice Story


    23:57  The Public Health Story


    31:37  The AOA Topics Story


    44:08  The Advice Story


    46:02  The Wailing Wall Story


     


    Runtime:  50 min

    • 50 min
    Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Nwamaka Ngoddy

    Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Nwamaka Ngoddy

    A residency-trained optometrist, Dr. Nwamaka Ngoddy practices in retail optometry locations in Atlanta.  Dr. Ngoddy created the Anwuli Eyewear line of frames and is making strong headway, despite it being the hardest thing she has ever done.  As a first generation Nigerian-American, she cares deeply for the community that her family has been a part of, and she has actively helped others through the Nigerian Youth Alliance.  This interview includes a discussion of the importance of finding impactful mentors and also mentoring others. 


     


    The Stories within the Story:


    1:01  The Practice Story


    2:27  The Patient Education Story


    11:57  The Mentor Story


    19:54  The Nigerian Parents Story


    24:04  The Education Story


    29:45  The Service to Others Story


    32:18  The Anwuli Eyewear Story


    41:51  The Advice Story

    • 43 min
    Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Richard Castillo

    Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Richard Castillo

    Dr. Richard Castillo has committed his career to Optometry - he is an educator at Northeastern State University College of Optometry in Tallequah, OK, and many in his family have gone down the optometry path.  He expanded his professional abilities by also getting an MD and doing a residency in ophthalmology.  Learn about his perspective on the advancement of optometry and his efforts to educate optometry students and optometrists, alike.


    The Stories within the Story include:


    1:22  The Optometry Family Story


    3:25  The Tulsa Story


    6:33  The OD and MD Story


    10:25  The Oklahoma Optometry Story


    13:42  The Northeastern State University Story


    16:05  The Ophthalmologist Story


    18:21  The Optometric Education Story


    21:35  The Optometry Advocacy Story


    26:36  The Eye Care Equipment Story


    30:08  The Optometry Scope Story


    45:12  The Castillo Family Story

    • 49 min
    Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Ken Lawenda

    Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Ken Lawenda

    Dr. Ken Lawenda is a lifelong optometry volunteer, and brings a unique perspective having served on a number of optometry regulatory boards.  From his Bronx upbringing, to his work in photography, his many stories are quite enjoyable.


    (Apologies for slight audio imperfection in the first 45 seconds!)


     


    The Stories within the Story include:


    1:10  The Montreal Story


    2:29  The Family Story


    3:18  The Ongoing Education Story


    6:06  The Technology Disruption Story


    9:58  The New York Story


    11:28  The Optometry School Story


    13:39  The Practice Story


    17:06  The Optometric Volunteer Story


    20:33  The Regulatory Agency Story


    24:11  The Telemedicine Story


    33:59  The Patient-Driven Care Story


    37:37  The Social Influencer Story


    39:19  The Photography Story


     


    Runtime:  44 min

    • 44 min
    Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Millicent Knight

    Sandbox Story - Interview of Dr. Millicent Knight

    Dr. Millicent Knight was born and raised and Optometry trained in Chicago.  After running an incredibly successful private eye care practice, she today serves as SVP of the Customer Development Group at Essilor.  These many Stories cover her upbringing, her commitment to strong parenting, and many insights that an Optometrist will appreciate.  


     


    The Stories within the Story include:


    0:57  The High School Story


    1:58  The Physician Husband Story


    3:54  The Father Story


    5:28  The Threat Story


    10:05  The Chicago Upbringing Story


    12:40  The Athletics Story


    14:37  The College Travel Story


    16:50  The Medical Practice Story


    19:24  The Private Practice Story


    24:21  The Helping Others Story


    26:08  The Industry Leadership Story


    30:30  The “Chief Optometric Officer” Story


    33:25  The Holistic Health Story


    39:15  The Parenting Story


    47:53  The Optometry Advocacy Story


     


    Runtime:  52 min 50 sec

    • 52 min

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