About us

Who we are, and why we're just a little bit cool ...

The company

Happy Sandpit is a South Africa-based ‘hands-on and roll-up-your-sleeves’ advisory and implementation organisation with a focus on high performing organizations, high performing cultures, employee experience and effective and inspirational leadership. Established in 2012 on the back of the book How to build a Happy Sandpit, we innovate original research-based solutions for organizations of all sizes, all over the world.

The philosophy

We believe – and we base everything we do on this belief – that people are inherently good, intelligent, innovative and honest and have unlimited potential. Their greatest desire (and this goes for your people too) is to do something interesting and meaningful and to work with people who help them to grow and make an impact through work, value, relationships and results. It’s not especially revolutionary as an insight, but that’s kind of the whole point. We think when it comes to people, the answers have all already been learned. All we have to do is uncover them and connect with them again in a way that helps us to truly strive for organizational and individual greatness.

The Chief

The capital letter is his. Chief. Seriously (!). Anyhoo, Colin J. Browne is the author of How to build a Happy Sandpit, a book he wrote about the smart, cool, innovative and humane ideas that run through so many of the finest Southern African companies. That was the jumping off point and the rest is ongoing. His upcoming book ‘So you opened an office in Yemen. Now what?’ will be out later in 2021.Colin J. Browne

Products & Services

We're ready to help you to get better results for your organisation and everyone who works there.

Interactive workshops

A range of interactive ideas for a great day of learning.

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Three Day Field Trip

A cultural immersion to answer your biggest questions

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Immersive learning games

Designed to put your organisation at the centre of play!

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Talks and thought leadership

Our newest ideas and findings and some of our tried-and...

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Culture Club

Round table sessions you're welcome to attend!

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