Seeing Opportunities in Crisis – Colleen Biggs, Founder/CEO & Leadership Coach, Lead Up for Women

“People aren’t looking for the perfect you, they’re looking for you and what you can do for their company – and your ‘why.’”  Colleen Biggs on Green Connections Radio podcast. We are all having to find new ways to generate revenue, be seen and heard, conduct business, stay connected to our audiences and make a difference in this pandemic economy. Some are thriving while others are struggling, and we wanted to know what the thrivers are doing, so we sat down with a serial entrepreneur who has mastered the art of reinvention in both business and as a person. Listen to Colleen Biggs, Founder and CEO of Lead Up for Women, discuss tips for how women in her network are thriving in these uncertain upside down times with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.  Biggs founded and runs a community of women leaders and business owners focused on advancement and doing good, is a leadership coach and hosts her own podcast.

Return on Impact & Changing Careers  – Joni Carswell, CEO, Texan By Nature

“We say data-based because as you work with both the science community and the business community, the best way to bring those communities to the table is to talk to them in their own language. To talk in terms of return, to talk in terms total impact.” Joni Carswell on Green Connections Radio podcast. Scientists are saying the coronavirus may have come from the destruction of the natural habitats of wild animals due to development, deforestation or climate change – and that there are more infectious diseases in likely our future as a result. What can we do about it besides keep “social distancing” and protect ourselves and other people? Listen to Joni Carswell, CEO of a nonprofit founded by Former First Lady Laura Bush called Texan By Nature, describe their creative data-based approach to conservation and how they are bringing the business community into habitat, water and prairie restoration, to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson is this podcast interview. Carswell is decidedly not your typical nonprofit CEO either…..

Men & Women & Innovation – Joanne Lipman, Fmr WSJ, Gannett Top Executive

“Men, perfectly good guys, really don’t know what the issues are, who we as women are unintentionally demonizing, and who, if we brought them into the conversation could be part of the solution.” Diversity is a business and innovation imperative, and studies show the financial crisis was caused by groupthink and too much testosterone running… Continue reading Men & Women & Innovation – Joanne Lipman, Fmr WSJ, Gannett Top Executive

Food Packaging, Waste – Haley Lowry, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical

“By some estimates, nearly half of the food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. goes to waste.” Feeding America While so much food is wasted, over 13% of the population is going hungry in the U.S., including 13 million children and 5 million senior citizens, according to Feeding America. How do we get the… Continue reading Food Packaging, Waste – Haley Lowry, Global Sustainability Director, Dow Chemical

Seeing Opportunities in Crisis – Colleen Biggs, Founder/CEO & Leadership Coach, Lead Up for Women

“People aren’t looking for the perfect you, they’re looking for you and what you can do for their company – and your ‘why.’”  Colleen Biggs on Green Connections Radio podcast. We are all having to find new ways to generate revenue, be seen and heard, conduct business, stay connected to our audiences and make a difference in this pandemic economy. Some are thriving while others are struggling, and we wanted to know what the thrivers are doing, so we sat down with a serial entrepreneur who has mastered the art of reinvention in both business and as a person. Listen to Colleen Biggs, Founder and CEO of Lead Up for Women, discuss tips for how women in her network are thriving in these uncertain upside down times with Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson.  Biggs founded and runs a community of women leaders and business owners focused on advancement and doing good, is a leadership coach and hosts her own podcast.

Insurance For How We Live – Tina Kirby, Insurance Innovators

Business Interruption & Disaster Insurance Explained & Redefined “When you think about what you are claiming from an insurance perspective, it’s partly property damage, but it’s largely also business interruption. So, your lack of sales, your lack of being able to produce things, your lack of being able to distribute things.” Tina Kirby on Electric… Continue reading Insurance For How We Live – Tina Kirby, Insurance Innovators

Decision Making In 7 Steps – Nardia Haigh, Scenario Planning book author

The only thing certain is uncertainty – in our careers, our businesses, in preparing your community for the impact of climate change, or in our personal lives. So, how do we possibly prepare? Dr. Nardia Haigh suggests using scenario planning, a methodology she described in seven steps to Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson in this enlightening interview, that we can apply to any decisions, as she did in her new book, Scenario Planning for Climate Change. She helps her students at the University of Massachusetts Boston apply it to their career decisions too.

10 Real Life Career Tips From The Women Rule Summit

Politico’s Women Rule Summit 2018, panel with (l to r) Shawna Thomas of Vice, Cristina Shapiro of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, Olivia Milch of “Oceans 8,” and Rhonda Foxx, Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Alma AdamsJoan Michelson You know you’ve struck a chord when 300+ women (and a bunch of men) stick around all day… Continue reading 10 Real Life Career Tips From The Women Rule Summit

What Teenage Girls Hear – Hayden Araza, Chief Science Officer of Paradise Valley High School

“Looking at these really strong female (mentors) is helping me see myself as a female in STEM…and then moving on from that to being passionate…about STEM education…being an advocate.” Hayden Araza We all talk about how to encourage young ladies to pursue STEM careers, so we decided to talk to a fabulous young lady who… Continue reading What Teenage Girls Hear – Hayden Araza, Chief Science Officer of Paradise Valley High School

Professional Eco-Vets – with Erica Courtney of 2020Vets

“How is what you’re doing affecting your community?” Erica Courtney on Green Connections Radio Applying lessons learned doing logistics as a combat officer in the U.S. Army, Erica Courtney is helping companies reduce their energy and water use to also become more efficient overall. And she does it with a team of vets. Listen to… Continue reading Professional Eco-Vets – with Erica Courtney of 2020Vets