#19: Virginia Cinquemani - Key Skills for a Successful Sustainability Career
The Green Urbanist
Today's episode is a conversation with Virginia Cinquemani.Virginia is the founder and director of Green Gorilla Consultants, a unique training and coaching company focusing exclusively on empowering sustainability professionals to become the most confident and assertive version of themselves, and to successfully accomplish their sustainability projects even when their stakeholders think sustainability is a waste of time and money!Virginia is a qualified architect, project manager and BREEAM AP, with a life long passion for sustainability.She is the author of SustainABLE: How to Find Success as a Sustainability Professional in a Rapidly Changing World, a practical guide for those that have a passion for sustainability but cannot make an impact.In this episode Virginia shares advice for anyone who is trying to integrate sustainability into their work and projects but is coming up against barriers. So whether you are just starting out on your sustainability journey or you're an experienced professional, this episode is relevant for you.Virginia explains how we can better communicate about sustainability, and how we can sell sustainable solutions to clients by appealing to their needs and concerns. This episode is all about the soft skills that we a professionals need every day beyond technical knowledge.She also gives advice for urbanists who don't necessarily have a sustainability background but who want to bring sustainability into their work. The key message is: just get started, no matter how small or imperfect your first steps are, just get started because we need everyone working towards this.Learn more about Virginia and Green Gorilla Consultants:https://www.thegreengorilla.co.uk/https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginiacinquemani/Follow the Green Urbanist:https://twitter.com/GreenUrbanPodhttps://www.instagram.com/greenurbanistpodhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/green-urbanist-podcastContact the Green Urbanist:firstname.lastname@example.org
#60: How to Communicate Effectively about Circular Economy with Virginia Cinquemani
Getting In the Loop: Circular Economy | Sustainability | Closing the Loop
In this episode, Virginia Cinquemani shares the mistakes us circular economy professionals often make when we talk about circular economy. Are you making any of them? Get ready to find out! Through her company Green Gorilla, Virginia coaches sustainability professionals on how to make an impact and find the right way to communicate sustainability to their stakeholders. Virginia has a deep passion for sustainability and she is an advocate of bridging the soft skill gap in technical fields for effective and lasting change. She is also the author of SustainABLE: How to Find Success as a Sustainability Professional in a Rapidly Changing World. Resources and links discussed in this episode are available at gettinginthelooppodcast.com.About Today’s GuestVirginia Cinquemani is the director and founder of Green Gorilla Consultants Ltd, a training and coaching company focused on empowering sustainability professionals to make an impact. She is the author of SustainABLE: How to Find Success as a Sustainability Professional in a Rapidly Changing World, and the Hub Lead for Women in Sustainability Hertfordshire.
How to Become a Strong Sustainability Professional or SustainAble: From vision to results. Interview with Virginia Cinquemani
In this episode, we're joined by Virginia Cinquemani, author, entrepreneur, and consultant in the sustainability field, to discuss what is needed to achieve success as a sustainability professional, a topic that has been the center of her recent book. Virginia will shed more light on the key characteristics needed by strong professionals in the sustainability arena, including communication and selling. Thus, we also review the main challenges trumping people throughout their journeys, such as not feeling heard or impactful, which affects 90% of professionals. We share key recommendations on improving sustainability communication, time management to achieve goals and finding the motivation to act according to beliefs. Tune in the episode & we hope you enjoy its many lessons! Our social media profiles: Website: http://annachashchyna.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annachashchyna/ & https://www.linkedin.com/company/sustainability-explored/ Fb group: https://www.facebook.com/nozhki Medium: https://medium.com/@SustainabilityExplored Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/ua/podcast/sustainability-explored/id1466177546 Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy85MTA1OTYwL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz Leave a review: https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/sustainability-explored-1000714
Virginia Cinquemani is the Founder and Director at The Green Gorilla, where they empower sustainability professionals to make an impact through coaching and training. For more information go to Green Element Podcast This episode is hosted by Will Richardson - connect with Will on Linkedin or Twitter This episode is produced by Woon Tan of Podcast Publishing
169: Empowering Sustainability Professionals with Virginia Cinquemani
Sustainable: The Podcast
Finds your purpose and follow it. — Virginia Cinquenani On today’s episode of the Sustainable, Virginia Cinquemani, the founder and director of Green Gorilla Consultants, a company focused entirely on sustainability professionals, joins us to talk about how we can empower sustainability professionals and help our clients what sustainability is all about. Virginia is also a qualified architect, project manager and BREEAM AP. She’s very passionate for sustainability and has written a book to help sustainability professional in their works called “Integrating BREEAM throughout the Design Process”. In this episode, Virginia shares how she and Green Gorilla Consultants is enabling professionals to become stronger and more fulfilled in their work so that they can spread the message with sustainability further. She also talks about how she’s addressing the frustrations of people who work within the sustainability sphere and why technical skills are not enough when working on sustainability projects. Moreover, we also discuss how to seel sustainability and adapt to your client’s language, how to reduce the performance gap within our own work, as well as the current state of the construction industry in the UK. In this episode, Virginia and I talk about: How coaching and further training help sustainability managers work better? Why technical knowledge of sustainability is not enough when you’re a sustainability professional Using a language that’ll enable you to communicate better with your clients and help them grasp and understand what sustainability is How to sell sustainability What sustainability means for Virginia Forgetting the word “sustainabiluty” and how to shift the polarization from people who’re comfortable using language that doesn’t connect with others Educating your clients, actively listening, and adapting to their needs Virginia’s thoughts on the current happening within the UK construction industry Using sustainability as a way of achieving quality to make businesses more resilient Reducing the performance gap within our work Where to reach Virginia: LinkedIn More About Green Gorilla Consultants: Green Gorilla Consultants is a unique leadership training and coaching (CPD Accredited and IEMA Approved) company focused on empowering sustainability consultants, letting their inner green gorilla loose, and become stronger, more assertive, and more resilient by providing them with the best toolkit to confidently stand on their own and take on sustainability projects. To know more about Green Gorilla, you can visit their website here. Mentioned in this episode: Episode 168: Embodied Carbon with Anthony Pak If you enjoyed this, check out episode 144: The Role of Coaching in Creating a Sustainable World SUBSCRIBE TO SUSTAINABLE: THE PODCAST If you’re enjoying Sustainable: The Podcast be sure to subscribe to your preferred Podcast Platform to get notified on the latest episodes. Let me know your thoughts about this episode by leaving a review and rating.