Archives for February 2012

Terry Phelan Interviews Kathleen O’Brien

Why Emerge?

Download the interview with Terry Phelan, owner of Living Shelter Design, in two parts:

Interview Part 1 – 15 minutes

Kathleen O’Brien, founder of O’Brien & Company, shares her perspective on how far we’ve come with green building, some of the issues we are now facing, and how her new project Emerge is intended to address them.

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Interview Part 2 – 15 minutes

Kathleen O’Brien, founder of the Emerge leadership project and nationally recognized sustainability expert shares why a new approach to leadership is so critical if we are to achieve a sustainable society and describes her commitment to work with those called to create a sustainable built environment as part of that vision.

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Welcome to the Emerge blog, where we will share stories from alumni who are using their leadership skills to make real change towards a more sustainable built environment.

As the Emerge Leadership Workshops spread throughout the country, the Daily Journal of Commerce highlights the movement with a story about how the program reflects the philosophy of its founder, Kathleen O’Brien.

Read the full story:  Next career for Kathleen O’Brien: teaching others to be green leaders