Jo Green

Career and Social Entrepreneur Coach - Jo Green Coaching2016 Sydney Fellowship

Jo Green SydFP16

If you see something that needs doing, it is your responsibility to do it.

What was the most valuable thing you got out of CSL? 

An amazing network of passionate and driven people

Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a ‘change maker’ in your field? 

In 2014 I went to Fiji with a colleague and a camera man to make a documentary for the aid and development charity I worked for. We interviewed and filmed a family who live on a remote island, and have received agricultural training from the charity's local partner. At lunch on the first day, the family cooked us an amazing meal. 80% of the food was from their garden farm (the only things that weren't were the oil and rice which they couldn't grow themselves). They showed us the fantastic full circle organic farming techniques they had learnt and that were increasing their veggie production. At the time we visited they had no running water for their home or farm and were collecting water in big rain butts.

I got home and realised how little I reuse, how I grow nothing that I eat, that I take for granted the water that comes so easily from my taps. Although I've always been interested in sustainability, it opened my eyes.

How did CSL play a role in directing your current path or project?

At the start of CSL I was going through a career change and starting my own business. CSL became my team and support as I traveled the ups and downs of this big life change. The areas of personal development I learnt through CSL like values, EQ, public speaking, media and purpose have helped me to learn and grow as I've developed my business.

In 25 words or less, tell us why leadership for sustainability is important.

If you see something that needs doing, it is your responsibility to do it.

What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?

My business is all about helping people find their purpose, find their why and shape a career path that is satisfying and fulfilling for them. I really want to help people who are passionate and driven to do whatever it is that they feel will have a positive impact on the world, that uses their full potential and helps them to learn and grow.

What are three words you would use to describe the Fellowship Program?

Network

Fun

Reflection

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