Category Archives: Personal Branding & Networking

A Deep Dive Into Sustainability Careers

Careers in sustainability are increasing in demand but how do you break into this highly competitive market? What are companies looking for in employees and how do you set yourself apart? Whether you are new to sustainability, a recent graduate, looking to make a career change, or looking to advance your current career in sustainability, this discussion hosted by Net Impact Amsterdam is for you.   

12 of the best courses to bolster your sustainability credentials

Sustainability is always evolving. As are the expectations of organisations. The only way to stay ahead of the curve is to regularly set aside time for professional development. But with an abundance of courses to pick from, which ones deserve your time?   As Mahatma Gandhi said: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”   The success of any career or company depends on a willingness to keep learning.   Nowhere is that truer than in the field of sustainability and social impact,

6 reasons why it’s ok to hate networking

It might be billed as one of the best ways to get ahead but in reality, relentless networkers end up making more enemies than friends. Is there anything worse than that person who LOVES networking? We’ve all met them. There you are standing at a conference minding your own business when they barrel in, reel off their resume, drop a few high powered names and thrust a business card (“it’s new, embossed, cost a fortune”) into your hand. Then, while

The Meaningful Switch: Navigating the Impact Career Jungle Gym

What happens when your dream job wasn’t part of your plan? Careers rarely follow a linear path. In impact careers, it’s especially common to change roles, companies or even industries to achieve your goals—and your goals for society. The future is bright for those who seek to make a positive impact in the world, as new career opportunities emerge across sectors every day. The challenge just might be knowing which way to point your compass. Net Impact 2019 brought together

Careers You Never Thought To Consider

The theme of the 2019 Net Impact Conference was “Widening The Lens”, and it sure was a conference to be remembered! True impact leaders, who weren’t afraid to stand up for what they felt was right — and who are heroes in their own right for starting movements for social justice — lined the keynote stage one after the next. From Detroit’s own Jessica Care Moore, to ServiceSpace founder Nipun Mehta, to The Empowerment Plan’s founder Veronika Scott, to the

Game-Changing Impact: Maximizing Your Leadership Potential

During the Net Impact 2019 Annual Conference, I had the opportunity to sit in on a session about Game Changing Impact with Shannon Houde, an ICF-ACC certified executive coach with more than two decades mentoring, coaching, and training professionals in the impact sector. She also happens to be my career coach. I was quite interested to learn about the organimetric and assessment tool that Shannon’s been instructing lately, The GameChanger Index® (or The GC Index). I wondered how I might

The secret jobs market

It’s a bitter pill to swallow for job seekers who spend their Sunday afternoons trawling the jobs boards and fine-tuning their CVs, but just as media has gone social, so too has recruitment. Easier, cheaper and faster than traditional hiring processes, networking is now the No. 1 way new positions are filled. And while it’s hard to get reliable figures, I hear time and time again from my corporate clients that these vacancies aren’t even necessarily being advertised. I call

12 can’t-miss impact conferences that are just around the corner

The internet can be overwhelming when it comes to the top events and conferences and it will depend a bit on where you live or can travel to. Here, I’ve compiled a list of high-quality and forward-thinking impact events for sustainability leaders in the coming months: Sustainable Brands Leaders Journey Sept. 11–14 (Thimphu, Bhutan) For the first time, Sustainable Brands is hosting this executive workshop to connect like-minded leaders who want to apply the happiness index to drive a better