Sept. 28, 2011
What are careers in the green economy? Brent Kopperson is the founder and Executive Director of Windfall Ecology Centre, a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to building sustainable communities. Brent’s career story includes 10 years leading an entertainment merchandising company before a dramatic change that led him to get deeply involved in social innovation and community development, including community power projects. A member of the Windfall team, Jen Atkinson is Director of Operations and runs REpower Ontario, a training program that orients, educates, and connects participants with employment and self-employment opportunities in the green economy. Tune in and find out what’s driving rapid growth in the new green economy.
When is it time to move up? When is it time to move out? When is it time to adapt your style for greater success? Bruce Hazen asks these questions as leader of Three Questions Consulting. His career story spans electronics, financial services, footwear/apparel, e-business, utilities, health care, legal, education, non-profit community services, international civil engineering, and global outplacement. Dial us in and get insight into your answers to the three questions.
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Two Insights – Two Tips – from Sept. 14 Career Buzz show:
Will Christensen of Deloitte advised listeners on questions to ask at a career fair: “What a day in the life might be like; What training will I receive; What the interview process will be like; How often can they expect to work with managers and partners?”
CareerCycles tip: When talking to any of your contacts, instead of asking the usual ‘What do you do?’ try changing it up with, ‘What’s a day in the life like for you?’ ~~~ Jeremy McCarthy, Director of Spa Operations at Starwood Hotels inspired listeners when he said: “We tend to think of businesses…as all they’re interested in is the bottom line… I don’t buy into that. I think the reality is that everybody in the organzation is a human being. They all want to accomplish something they feel good about and feel proud of work they do. Most business would love to feel like their workforce is engaged with them… There’s a growing body of literature that points to the economic benefit of engaging your workforce. Happiness can be economically viable for a business.”
CareerCycles tip: Take a day this week to look at your organization as actually caring about your wellbeing and happiness. Find three clues that confirm this and tell someone in your life what you found. Then, try asking yourself one of Bruce Hazen’s questions: When is it time to adapt your style for greater success?