By Michela Owen
April 16, 2024

Edmond-owned Sandler office awards scholarships

Sandler Custom Growth Solutions announced scholarship awards to two recipients.
Dr. Lori Basey in a class at Sandler Custom Growth Solutions (Photo provided)

Sandler Custom Growth Solutions recently awarded two scholarships to two different recipients. The winners were Kaley Field, a young professional passionate about transformative leadership with IntelliShift, and No Boundaries International (NBI), represented by Dr. Lori Basey, focusing on global and local crisis response.

Brian Land Memorial Young Professional Scholarship 

Kaley Field during a breakout session at Sandler Custom Growth Solutions (Photo provided)

Valued at over $25,000, The Brian Land Memorial Young Professional Scholarship is awarded annually to a young professional to provide them with growth and professional development opportunities.

Kaley Field, the 2024 winner, emphasized the importance of acquiring new tools for focused growth and effective mentorship.

“I’m ready to take this journey not just for me, but for my team, my company, my volunteer work, my family, and for my entrepreneurial nine-year-old daughter with BIG dreams to break glass ceilings,” Field shared.

One significant insight from Sandler that Field mentioned was the “Improving Your BAT’ting Average” lesson, which underscores the importance of behavior in driving attitudes and success. This has empowered her to adopt a mindset of possibility over limitation, a pivotal shift towards achieving her goals. Field has already seen this significantly impact her work as a project manager at IntelliShift.  

Nonprofit scholarship

Dr. Lori Basey (right) and her coworker, Tabithia Scantlin, with No Boundaries International. (Photo provided)

Valued at over $80,000, the “Annual Non-Profit Scholarship” is awarded each year to one of many nonprofit organizations that apply.

Dr. Lori Basey of No Boundaries International (NBI), the 2024 winner, underscored the critical need for advanced business management and leadership training within her organization.

“Sandler is a beautiful example of how a business can do their part with a much-needed service of excellence that they provide to then impact those who are in desperate need on our city streets by pouring into us so that we will be able to do more. This will change our effectiveness trajectory, and we are truly grateful.” Basey explained, emphasizing the scholarship’s role in furthering NBI’s mission.

NBI’s commitment to evaluated growth through Sandler is a testament to the program’s potential to foster continuous development. “You only experience growth by what is evaluated,” Basey notes, highlighting the transformative impact of Sandler’s approach on NBI’s culture and outreach efforts.

Impact in Edmond and beyond

Mike Crandall, Edmond resident and owner and principal trainer at Sandler Custom Growth Solutions, shared, “I hope that these scholarships bless the individuals who received them, and make a positive impact on the organizations and people they serve.”

Through personal stories, innovative training, and a commitment to community enrichment, Sandler Custom Growth Solutions is paving the way for a future where leadership and ethical business practices foster a stronger, more connected Edmond.

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About Michela Owen

Michela Owen is an Oklahoma native and passionate wordsmith with a knack for creative problem-solving. After obtaining her associate's in business management from Baptist Bible College, she went on to receive her bachelor's of journalism with a focus in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma. During her time at OU, she was the news lead of OU Esports.

Michela is also a Marketing Strategist at Backslash Creative, where she helps businesses and nonprofits be strategic about how and where they spend their marketing efforts.