Born and raised in New York, Randall E. Toby entered the business world as a sales professional working for such corporate leaders as American Express, Verizon Wireless, Sprint PCs and AAA. He utilized his management, sales and marketing experience to start several small businesses. Randall experienced his first exposure to business after helping to promote parties for such legendary hip hops artists as Grand Master Flash and the Furious five, Run DMC, Doug E. Fresh and the Crash Crew while attending college.
This experience later led him to collaborating with his brothers and several friends to launch their own artist management and production company, International Entertainment Network Inc. (I.E.N.) he managed several artists and DJ’s, including New York’s 107.5 FM DJ John Robinson, rapper Positive K and video Chorographer “Shake” whose work included working for renowned R&B artists such as Johnny Kemp, Guy and Bobby Brown, just to name a few. His hard work and dedication resulted in Capital Records choosing him to serve as road manager for their Black Havana album tour to England and Germany.
Randall along with his wife Claudia launched Claudia & Ran’s Handcrafted Soaps & Candles in early 2010. Their natural line of organic soaps is made in their home and consists of organic goat’s milk, Shea butter, essential oils and vegetable based coloring. Soy candles were added to the line in the fall of 2010, and their products are sold online as well as in several stores in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.
Randall thrives on sharing his experience and expertise to assist aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams of business ownership. To that end, Randall has developed solid relationships with business, community and political leaders and has proven to be a proven leader who strives to inspire others.
With over 15 years of business experience and international travel, his insights are invaluable. Randall is a Trainer/Speaker who offers street smarts, real world business and life experiences that are used to motivate and inspire the lives that cross his path.
Randall is the founder of the Magnificent Men Mentoring Group and is currently a member of the Moorestown Business Association, South Jersey Business Alliance and is on the Board Of Directors of AABPN (African American Business & Professional Network).
Co-Founder of Claudia & Ran’s Handcrafted Soaps and Candles. A natural line of products made with organic goat’s milk, Shea butter, soy and essential or fragrance oils. The company was founded in 2008.
Founder of Magnificent Mens Mentoring Group which holds monthly workshops and seminars in Harlem. It provides education and inspiration to men 21 years of age and older which helps them to make better life choices, overcome obstacles and reach their full potential.
Randall E. Toby has inspired thousands with his uncanny ability to connect with a variety of audiences. He will work with you to customize a substantive message designed specifically for your group.
A passionate teacher who has an understanding of instructional design principles and practices. He thrives on educating and advancing the skills of his audience. Randall can develop a curriculum or workshop that focuses on the challenges that face your organization.
Randall is currently working on his first book “Sleeping With Your Eyes Open” topics include: finding your life’s purpose, overcoming adversity, building a business and learning from your setbacks.
Randall’s high impact keynotes, workshops and seminars are empowering, engaging and memorable. His presentations cover a variety of topics including, how to succeed with a criminal background, rejecting peer pressure and how to find your gift just to name a few. He often discuss his failures, mistakes and mishaps and how each problem that we face actually makes us stronger and brings us one step closer to our destiny.
Randall E. Toby, a Brooklyn, New York native, was born to a single mother whose life was riddled with problematic situations from his early childhood. Randall was exposed to various challenges that taught him the value of hard work, how to overcome obstacles and fully embrace life with substance. From the onset, Randall was not exposed to the true teachings of manhood that later challenged him to explore his identity as a man. In addition to the absence of his father, he witnessed the tragic effects of his mentally ill mother who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, experienced the sympathetic drawbacks of poverty and the uneasiness of an unstable lifestyle in his home. At the tender age of 9 years old, his family ultimately became homeless. That’s when Randall’s life took a powerful turn.
Through the upbringing of his grandmother, he was filled with the desire to fight through adversity, reach towards his destiny and remind himself to remain rich of character. Often Randall speaks of, “Being homeless was one of the best things that happened to me. It made me stronger and prepared me to handle more than the average person could bear”. Today, he strongly believes, “One of the greatest things you can do, is to bring out the best in someone else”. His high energy message is genuine, relevant and encouraging. “Let your situation, be your motivation” is his creed and reminds us all that each of us is responsible to consistently work toward overcoming our fears (both real and imagined) to reach our goals.
His presentations are tailored for each individual audience and his message is of one encompassing defeating obstacles and making the right, sound and credible choices in and for your life. He reminds us that life comes with a little pain. But, we all must turn our trials into open doors that can be embraced each day to the fullest…
“God blesses each of us with a gift…what are you doing with yours?”
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Magnificent Men Mentoring Group
The Magnificent Men Mentoring Group was founded by Randall E. Toby. Its primary purpose is to provide men 21 years of age and older a place to discuss their challenges, issues and concerns in a safe environment. Our “Straight Talk” workshops, seminars and presentations are held in an open forum and are designed to encourage and inspire all those involved. We remind those in attendance not to let life’s struggles lead to self-imposed limitations, discouragement or self-destructive behavior.
Magnificent Men Mentoring Group
Inaugural Meeting 4/23/2013
Our purpose is to help men in developing positive attitudes, restore sound character, and provide emotional and spiritual support. Our mission is to assist every man with reaching their unlimited potential.
Our goal is to provide men with guidance from their peers who will encourage them to make healthy life choices and how to understand the principles of manhood. We also inspire, motivate and teach men to be a positive influence at home as well as in their communities. We promote spiritual, financial and educational growth.
Meetings are held quarterly at a variety of locations that include: New York, South Jersey, Philadelphia, and Delaware.
- A safe environment for men to address issues faced at home, work within community.
- Opportunity to Network with positive role models.
- Activities designed to reinforce positive thinking and effective change.
- Workshops and seminars designed to help individuals to grow.
We encourage local businesses and community leaders to partner with us to make our community a better place for all. Everyone is welcome regardless of race, creed, color, religion or background.