Tag Archives: sustainability

Promoting leadership in the age of Trump

In the weeks following the presidential inauguration, many of us have been concerned about what a Trump presidency means for our families, our security, our basic rights as humans and our planet. Now, more than ever, we need to make positive change a priority for our businesses and as leaders, we need to put our good intentions into action. With Trump in the White House, we no longer can rely on government regulations to help propel our agendas forward. It

Video blog: Innovate from within your company

The new job title for innovators within companies is: Corporate Social Entrepreneurs or Intrapreneurs. Learn more about what they do and how you can make a career change using your innovation skills.   For some bespoke advice on career change navigation and personal positioning, contact me for a 30-minute initial consultation.

Video blog: Targeting your dream job, layer by layer

What I call ‘peeling the sustainability onion’ is about clarifying the layers of sustainability so that you gain clarity about what you want and in what context. Let me walk you through this simple exercise so you can start targeting your dream job. Please let me know if I can help you convert your dream job into reality step-by-step. Photo credit: Unsplash via Pexels

How sustainability consulting differs from in-house roles

Many wanting to break into the sustainability field struggle to focus on the type of role that would fit them best. One client said they could see themselves working in consulting, in-house or for a non-profit.  That raises a red flag!  These are all very different cultures and offer very different roles within them.  So if you are trying to decide what is the best focus for you in order to develop a competitive story for the market, here are

Job boards to help you find your dream sustainability job

There are so many job boards on the web now that it can be overwhelming. So which ones are the best for impact careers? Depending on the type of job you’re looking for and the location you’re targeting, some sites may be more helpful than others. To help you better navigate the terrain, I’ve provided a list of my favourite sites with most either focused on the US or UK markets. Always remember to not only bookmark the roles that

How to get a job in sustainability

In December, Eban Goodstein, Director of the Bard MBA program at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, opened his webinar with a simple question. “Will there still be jobs in sustainability given the results of the Presidential election?” His answer – yes. Though Donald Trump’s presidency will likely cause the nature of work in the sustainability sector to change, the nature of our reality will not change. Regardless of who sits in the Oval Office, we must figure out how to meet the

The leadership movement starts with sustainability

As hiring trends show that most roles are being filled internally, HR managers need new tricks to assess talent in the sustainability space. The key is to identify individuals who are already creating change and exhibiting leadership through disruptive innovation. But who are these people, and where can they be found? Defining Leadership & Sustainability As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. – Bill Gates Before HR or sustainability hiring managers can

The many routes to your dream impact job

If you are like many job seekers, you may feel lost negotiating the rocky terrain of impact careers. No one can deny the accessibility of a well-blazed trail like lawyers, doctors and teachers have. But have no fear! There are many exciting possibilities in mapping your own path – your dream job isn’t as far away as you think! The direct route: impact investing Impact investing is emerging as a vibrant new field that seeks measurable social and environmental impact alongside

Top questions to ask in a job interview

You spent hours on your CV, targeted the right employers and positions, tackled the dreaded cover letter, and made it through the initial screening process. Then you landed the interview — congratulations! With sustainability jobs in high demand (most hiring managers receive an average of 200 applications per role) this is quite an accomplishment. You are getting close to the finish line but still need to give a great interview before you land your dream job. Before any interview (and