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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

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

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

Guest Post: Mandate Capital – Blend it Before you Spend it!

It’s helpful to think of mandate as a kind of capital. We use it in our organizations to get things done. Mandate uses the power of directives to push down the chain of command to execute out on what needs to be done. The official story goes something like – if you can get the mandate – you can get it done. The actual story however is much more nuanced. Our work has unearthed a powerful relationship between the use

GPS your career path

Careers in the impact economy can be hard to come by and the routes in are yet to be formally mapped. Transitioning out of your current role and into this new and exciting sector is a challenge! That said, you’ll see that there are a number of potential avenues for your career path that are worth exploring.   The direct route: impact investing Impact investing is emerging as a vibrant new field that seeks measurable social and environmental impact alongside

Career do-overs: Impact investing

In my work as a sustainability career coach I have found myself helping many former bankers repair and repurpose their professional lives. The 2008 financial crash forced us to reassess our lives, our careers and our values. Together, we have found that it is possible to make money while also making a positive difference in the world – you just have to know where to look. Impact investing, is emerging as a vibrant new field that seeks measurable social and