Category Archives: Personal Branding & Networking

The soft skills that make for success in sustainability

There isn’t much Ryanne Waters isn’t qualified to do. Now senior communications specialist for freshwater and food at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) she has built up experience across stakeholder engagement, content curation, design and production, analysis and storytelling, zero waste events, sustainable sourcing — the list goes on. She’s also certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED Green Associate and TRUE Advisor, and sits on the steering committee of DC EcoWomen, a networking organization for environmental professionals

Podcast: Hays Worldwide – How to Find Meaning in Your Work

Shannon joins Hays Worldwide for their Career Advice Podcast to talk about doing Good Work. You can listen to the podcast on your favourite channel or listen to the full episode here: If you’d like some help to do more Good Work, you can book a 30 minute trial session here to discuss your challenges and objectives in more detail.

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

What the Growing Corporate Sustainability Movement Means for Recruiting Top Talent

It wasn’t that long ago that corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability teams were shoved in back offices, miles from the core operations of a business. Even worse, responsibility for corporate sustainability would sometimes be awkwardly shoved onto an existing role with little care or attention from senior leadership. Now, the picture looks very different. A perfect storm of climate change, COVID, and conscious consumerism has forced all businesses across every sector to reevaluate their actions on social and environmental issues. One survey of

Podcast: Classy Career Girl – How to Build a Career & Make a Difference in the World

Shannon joins Anna Runyan for the Classy Career Girl Podcast to talk about doing Good Work. You can listen to the podcast on your favourite channel or watch the full video here: If you’d like some help to do more Good Work, you can book a 30 minute trial session here to discuss your challenges and objectives in more detail.

Webinar: Position Your Career in Sustainability…or Shift to One…for Maximum Impact

international society of sustainability professionals Shannon was delighted to speak at ISSP’s recent webinar. You can view her Position Your Career in Sustainability…or Shift to One…for Maximum Impact session by clicking the video below. If you’d like some help gaining clarity, you can book a 30 minute trial session here to discuss your challenges and objectives in more detail.

Webinar: How to understand the current market and players in the sustainable jobs market

the career farm Shannon was delighted to speak at The Career Farm‘s recent webinar. You can view her How to understand the current market and players in the sustainable jobs market by clicking the video below. If you’d like some help gaining clarity, you can book a 30 minute trial session here to discuss your challenges and objectives in more detail.

How to find your place in the purpose economy

We’re all looking for a little more purpose in our lives Even more so with the uncertainty that currently swirls around us on a daily basis. In fact, a strong desire to make a difference within their professional lives is one of the key reasons that two thirds of women say they want to substantially shake up their career in 2021. The great news is that there’s rarely been a better time to find your place within the burgeoning ‘purpose economy.’ A

Webinar: Reset Your Compass and Navigate Through Uncertainty with Clarity and Confidence

OnPurpose 2020 Shannon was delighted to speak at OnPurpose 2020. You can view her Reset Your Compass and Navigate Through Uncertainty with Clarify and Confidence session by clicking the video below. If you’d like some help gaining clarity, you can book a 30 minute trial session here to discuss your challenges and objectives in more detail.

4 ways to launch your career into the impact sector… and why now?

For all of us the pandemic has been a moment to take stock. To rethink and reframe what matters and what doesn’t, be that our health, our families, or pursuing our passion.   And seems it’s provided much the same opportunity for business.  Yes, the immediate corporate response to Covid-19 and a national lockdown was short-term survival. But it’s now clear that the enforced hiatus has also led many execs to look much further down the line, and recognize that values, and a sense of purpose have never