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2015 Net Impact Conference  

In just a few weeks I will be heading across the pond for the 2015 Net Impact Conference in Seattle, Washington from November 5-7. I am so excited for this year’s fantastic line up of events and speakers!

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Salary negotiation is one of the most important strategies in the jobseeker’s toolkit, but it’s often the one that candidates feel most uncomfortable using. For a lot of people, talking numbers is an awkward and nerve-wracking experience. But you need to roll those shoulders back and put on your brave face because — as you well know — once you are in an organization it is difficult to make a big jump in salary. That is why you need to negotiate your worth at the very start.

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coffe and career coaching in san francisco  

Let us treat you to coffee, cocktails and 15 minutes of career coaching!

On Friday, August 28th Shannon is hosting an open house from 3:00-8:00pm PST in San Francisco. Whether you are an existing client or new and curious about the coaching process, drop in and have your questions answered!

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disruptive-leadership  

A few months ago, I attended a workshop that examined the issue of leadership for change: integrating sustainability into an institution’s core mission and transforming organizational identity, culture and processes to enable change. It was delivered by Leith Sharp, director of executive education for sustainability leadership at Harvard University’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. She has 20 years’ experience greening universities all over the world and is the one-woman sustainability machine behind Harvard University’s green transformation.

Sharp suggests that what’s really needed is “disruptive sustainability”: a kind of leadership that brings about a change of direction, away from eco-efficiency and “doing less bad” of old-school sustainability approaches, and towards what she calls “eco-effectiveness.”

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sustainability-hiring-trends-impact-CSR  

From recruiters to academics to consultants to businesses, the message is clear: sustainability is growing, it’s professionalizing and it’s becoming embedded in to core business practice. The only way is up!

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