Paul Metcalfe

Director, Investor Relations, South East Asia and Pacific - United Way Worldwide2011 Sydney Fellowship

Paul Metcalfe Resized

If leadership means thoughtfulness, consideration, awareness, kindness, understanding, tolerance, love, hope and compassion then we need it more than ever.

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

CSL helped me find my True North by helping me align my sense of who I was and the contribution I wanted to make in this world.     CSL provided the format, fellows and time for me to better understand and develop a leadership style that I could claim as my own.     CSL helped me develop my ambitions and seed the creation of my social enterprise. But more than that it allowed me to think different about those ambitions and began the process of accelerating past those original thoughts into an abundance of other opportunities that I couldn't have imagined when I first started.

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

I think the original thought was had back in the last days of high school. But that thought was never acted upon with the nett effect being an internal conflict around purpose and passion.

Why is leadership for sustainability important?

If leadership means thoughtfulness, consideration, awareness, kindness, understanding, tolerance, love, hope and compassion then we need it more than ever. If it doesn't then its not needed at all.

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

Keep heading North - by spruiking CSL as an Alumni, Facilitator and Mentor - building my social enterprise - Rethinkers - supporting other Fellows achieve their ambitions - completing post-graduate studies in Social Impact - developing a Sustainability Policy for United Way Worldwide

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