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Green Connections Radio - Insights on Innovation, Sustainability, Clean Energy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Careers w Top Leaders, Women

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Jan 31, 2017

Women around the globe are most affected by climate change, according to Osprey Orielle Lake, the Founder of the Women’s Environmental and Climate Action Network International (WECAN), for a number of reasons.

Hear why and about the novel trainings that WECAN is providing to women across the globe from joining the Women’s March in D.C. to conducting detailed trainings in Third World countries most at risk from climate change, to United Nations conferences.

WECAN is teaching these women concrete steps they can take to protect their communities and families, as well as how they can make their voices heard above the cacophony – and how to keep a seat at the decision- making table. Listen to Osprey’s unusual conversation with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson here the details.

Whether you support the new U.S. administration or not, there is no doubt that climate change is disproportionately hitting low-income areas, as stressed by Pope Francis repeatedly and in his encyclical on the environment and his address to the U.S. Congress.

WECAN Founder and President Osprey Orielle Lake also tells Joan about her prior career as an artist and what inspired her to start WECAN, as well as how you can become involved, if you are so inclined.

To learn more about Osprey Orielle Lake, WECAN and Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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Jan 27, 2017

Putting your career into higher gear takes deliberate steps, and times of change present opportunities - like what we face now in the energy and sustainability space, especially with the new U.S. leadership.

Grab your notebook or however you take notes for this one! Rita Trehan is a former Human Resources leader at two huge global companies for many years – Honeywell and electric power giant AES – where she reinvented their HR systems and strategies for the betterment of both the companies and the employees. Listen here to learn her tips for building your “career currency” and position yourself for advancement. She also shares her “hidden resource” in human resources.

Two straight-talkers telling it to you straight: priceless. In this engaging and informative conversation with Green Connections Host Joan Michelson Rita Trehan you’ll learn:

  • Specific steps you can take today to be more valuable to your employer, and more visible to potential opportunities.
  • What to ask for, and from whom.
  • How to stay abreast of your employer’s and industry’s strategies and issues.
  • Tips on developing your personal brand, especially in a changing landscape.
  • Tips for HR professionals and recruiters too.

 

And much, much more….

You’ll definitely want to take notes!

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Jan 24, 2017

As we embark on an uncertain energy and climate future with a new U.S. president who denies climate change and embraces fossil fuels, it’s important to keep focused on the risks – and the opportunities – of the energy portfolio and climate change.

Whether you support the fossil fuel industry or think it should be wiped from the earth, you’ll learn something new – or think about things anew – by listening to this interview.

Listen to master physicist Amory Lovins, cofounder and Chief Scientist of the renowned Rocky Mountain Institute, who has been an energy advisor to major firms and governments in 65+ countries for 40+ years. He’s even a member of the U.S. National Petroleum Council and was named one of the “world’s 100 most influential people” by Time magazine, as well as one of the 100 top global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. He’s authored author of 31 books, including, Reinventing Fire, and 600 papers, and, well…I could go on but you get the point.

You’ll definitely want to take notes!

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Jan 17, 2017

How do you find the job that makes you feel your best, be engaged in your work? 

Those of us in the green economy want to make a difference and bring our passion for it to work. But short of going to work for a non-profit or volunteering, how do we do it?

Listen here to HR Guru Alaina Love for tips on how to find where you best “fit” based on your values, interests and passions, so you can be your best and happiest “you” at work. 

Alaina Love is president of Purpose Linked Consulting and co-author of The Purpose Linked Organization: How Passionate Leaders Inspire Winning Teams and Great Results (one of my favorite books).  This book comes with an assessment that will help you discover your “passionality” – it helped me more than most assessments.   

If you’re thinking about your career anew, or feeling stuck, or have been downsized as technology and the economy evolve, seize this opportunity to gain a few minutes of inspiration and great ideas for how to look at your career through a different lens.

As Alaina explains, “it’s a great time to get to know you.” More companies are hiring based on the alignment of the values and passions of the company with those of the employee.  Knowing your own will lead you to that industry, company or position where you can thrive.  What are your passion characteristics?

What skills are the most valuable in today’s economy?   How can you sell yourself when you’re in transition? Alaina shares with Green Connections Host Joan Michelson the answers and some alarming data on the number of engaged vs. disengaged employees in the US and the cost of the disengaged to the economy (hint: it’s in the billions)

You’ll definitely want to take notes!

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Jan 10, 2017

How do you create social value and make money at the same time?

Whether you’re a big company or a small one, or a non-profit, listen to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson’s probing conversation with Cheryl Kiser, head of the Lewis Center for Social Innovation at Babson College and co-author of the new book, “Creating Social Value: A Guide for Leaders and Change Makers.”

You’ll discover:

  • the companies that are putting their money and resources where social values are
  • what it takes to be successful doing so
  • the kind of impact you can make
  • Models that work for shareholders too
  • How to do it yourself.

 

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Jan 6, 2017

Did you know that training for the utility sector can also equip you to work in biotech?

Do you currently work in the energy field – or want to?

Ann Randazzo, Executive Director of the Center for Energy Workforce Development, explains to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson these surprising tips in this two-part series (listen to Part I on GreenConnectionsRadio.com or iTunes, iHeartRadio):

  • How you can earn $100,000+ salary and get $200,000 worth in training
  • Where the jobs are in the utility sector.
  • Key qualities for someone working in this sector
  • Tips for success
  • Dynamics that are creating more opportunities.

Ann also describes their cool tech tools for veterans, whose skills are very transferable to the utility sector, the certifications that matter, and the secret weapon in developing the energy workforce of the future.

You’ll definitely want to take notes!

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Jan 3, 2017

“Sometimes sideways or backwards turns into a slingshot,”

Whitney Johnson on Green Connections Radio

Do you want to make a bigger impact? To be yourself at work? Listen to this enlightening conversation between Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson and Whitney Johnson, award-winning executive from Wall Street to Twitter and author of “Disrupt Yourself.”

Grab a pen and paper or your laptop to take notes, and you’ll want to listen to it a couple of times, too. Every few minutes has something you’ll want to think about in the context of your own life and choices.

Here are a few tidbits:

  • How to see a problem others are trying to solve – and show them how you can help solve it.
  • How to figure out your strengths – and why it’s probably not what you think.
  • How constraints can be inspiring.
  • How to sell your “great idea.”
  • The #1 factor that makes a successful CEO.

To learn more about Whitney Johnson, her book, and/or Green Connections Radio, go to www.greenconnectionsradio.com.

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