“Christine Osborne has been an inspiration to watch over the years with her “Wonder Works” Stores. She has exhibited Creative business solutions to one of the most competitive industries in the country. She’s done this, profitably, by selecting and developing one of the most innovative retail product mixes for a store her size. She knows product and in short order, sees the marketing opportunity and trends before they become a success. Due to her leadership skills, she has, not only, made a brand name for herself and her toy chain in South Carolina, as a community contributor, but nationally through several Toy and Retailing organizations. Lastly, I don’t believe I have ever seen anyone who was more enthusiastic about her industry, her stores, her team, and her products, as Christine. That enthusiasm and positive “vibe” rubs off on everything and everyone she knows.”
Christine S. Osborne,LLC has been in the specialty toy industry since the early 1990’s, seeing the changes unfold, and being ahead of them, is essential to sustainability of the industry and one’s business. My consulting expertise provides a current business with the ability to target important key activities to increase profitability immediately, take advantage of trends occurring , and plan strategically for the future. For new businesses , it provides strategic information on who, what, when and how to focus energies to get your product noticed in the toy industry.
As the owner of Wonder Works, Christine has been an integral part of the Charleston community and toy industry for many, many years. She and Wonder Works toy stores have won countless awards and recognitions based on the business’ success, achievements and community involvement.
The excitement and motivation provided through my speaking engagements inspires each listener to walk away with how their unique “quirks” help one persevere in today’s Business Climate.
1. Toy Consultation Service
2.Market Research and Product Focus Group
3.Full Product Line Review
Leading her team at 4 locations and a new, state-of-the-art Central Distribution Center and Corporate Office. One of the top specialty toy stores in the nation leading the way for making magic happen for customers and their communities. Provides an environment that inspires wonder for everyone they serve. With over 2500 specialty toys, gift, books and gadgets, hands-on play is encouraged. Wonder Works Toys leads the way for spotting a craze and having the hottest items showcased nationally with trend setting events that pull in thousands. Wonder Works is devoted to child entrepreneurs, charities, and philanthropists and supporting localism. Wonder Works has been recognized extensively for achievements and influence in the local community and national specialty toy industry.
“Wonder Works is truly a magical world and it has unveiled my true passion. One child can make a difference; it’s as simple as that. Wonder Works empowers children and helps them find their voice and their passion so they inspire others. The ripple effect is set into place and the magic just unfolds.” Wonder Works is like none other. It is truly Wonderfuntastical!
Renown toy industry expert, with over 26 years of experience, a community catalyst expert in cause related business. Contagious spirit, enthusiasm, and intuition inspires clients and businesses to utilize their hidden talents and “Make Magic Happen” in their industry and with their products. Sits on several national and local toy, business, and community boards, mentors and consults inventors and corporations through their business development process. Tests products for sustainability and safety, and lends honest, targeted, specific industry expertise and guidance to both experienced and budding CEOs, always with an eye towards the future of the industry. Uncanny ability to produce quick successful results for entrepreneurs, identify companies’ passions, and target opportunities for growth. Provides inspirational motivational talks for local and national colleges, universities, non-profits, industry/business/and community leaders. Writes for national publications and provides trending information to local and national media regarding toy industry.
Christine Osborne has been an inspiration to watch over the years with her “Wonder Works” Stores. She has exhibited Creative business solutions to one of the most competitive industries in the country. She’s done this, profitably, by selecting and developing one of the most innovative retail product mixes for a store her size. She knows product and in short order, sees the marketing opportunity and trends before they become a success. Due to her leadership skills, she has, not only, made a brand name for herself and her toy chain in South Carolina, as a community contributor, but nationally through several Toy and Retailing organizations. Lastly, I don’t believe I have ever seen anyone who was more enthusiastic about her industry, her stores, her team, and her products, as Christine. That enthusiasm and positive “vibe” rubs off on everything and everyone she knows.
“Your presentation today inspired me and motivated me more than any person I have ever heard speak. Not only were your words captivating and your method of speaking energizing, but also your message powerfully resonated with me. As you say, I have many quirks, and sometimes I feel isolated because of these quirks. However, your message- that the quirks are what will make me a success-empowered me and gave me confidence that following my passions is the right path for me to take. Thank you. You are a catalyst for my progression in entrepreneurship.”
“Christine Osborne is a dynamic speaker with thought provoking messages. She can hold an audience’s attention and have them wanting more of her insights and common sense. I have personally known Christine for over fifteen years and have had her visit my undergraduate classes at The Citadel. She is constantly ranked as the best speaker of the semester by the students. I have also heard her give other presentations that were both informative and entertaining. She has the Magic! Invite Christine to speak; you will not be disappointed.”
“Energy. Talent. Fast Thinking. Consultative marketing at its best! The CSO team came prepared to dive right into the key issues. They focused in on areas for instant wins and also helped us plan out longer term activities to keep our momentum going. Working with CSO has been one of the best investments I’ve ever made during my 30 year career. The results were immediate.”
“Bears for Humanity partnered with Christine Osborne to conduct a focus group review about our company, mission and our organic teddy bears. Christine and her team planned, executed and taped this session. The outcome from this focus group is eye opening for our company growth and future direction. I highly recommend Christine to anyone who is interested in an unbiased view feedback.”
“I can say that Goldieblox was impressed by all aspects of working with Christine Osborne. Communications was clear and prompt from the beginning, she created a fun, engaging atmosphere for the kids who tested our products, and gave us quick and organized feedback. We learned a few entirely new things from her session that we hadn’t seen in our on-site testing, and are now determining how to take action with those insights.”
“Goldieblox just did a Toy Testing Session with Wonder Works and we were so surprised by the feedback we received. We do in-house Toy Testing Sessions every week in our office, but we finally decided to try outsourcing it; Wonder Works just came through with the best information! They observed things we were never able to identify on our own and really just gave us so much data that helped us make our toys even better. We are so grateful for this opportunity, and we would absolutely recommend it to anybody!”
“Christine is one of the most passionate and hardest working people I know. She is also extremely knowledgeable and well respected in her industry. She has a very keen intuition for how products will perform in the Specialty Toy Industry. She is also not afraid to test new concepts and products. She gave my product, The Swurfer, a shot at her stores when Rob Co. had zero sales and she mentored me. Then sales soared past our highest expectations. ”
“Christine Osborne knows what kids want, what parents will buy, and exactly how to sell products in the toy industry. Her connections, passion, and insight have been crucial for Dynepic navigating the specialty toy industry, getting us in front of the right people to grow our business, and make our vision of play a reality.”
“Over the course of an hour Christine S. Osborne provided Rush3 with amazingly valuable (and brutally honest) feedback on a children’s product of ours. Informed from her years of being a successful toy seller and Owner of Wonder Works Toys. She was able to quickly distill the relevancy of our idea in the toy industry, provide alternative ways to market and in turn, saved Rush3 Product Design Studio a lot of time and money by narrowing our focus on a successful course of action.”
“We were so lucky to have Christine Osborne come and talk to our students at Clemson University! Christine has energy that is incredible and an enthusiasm that is infectious. Her experience, insights, and advice were invaluable for our students. Christine’s delivery is so engaging-she is an effective speaker, motivator, and educator. Christine, THANK YOU for your willingness to share your successes and failures, and how you learned from them. We look forward to having you at Clemson again in the future!”
Christine Osborne was named one of Charleston’s “Most Influential Women in Business” in Charleston in 2013 by the Charleston Regional Busin...01 June, 2016 Online Articles No comment