EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community
Author Kathleen O’Brien brings 30-plus years as an award-winning educator, writer, strategic planner, and project consultant in the sustainable building field to her work as Founder of the EMERGE Leadership Project. Through this project, O’Brien has been providing leadership development support including training, mentoring, and tools to green building professionals and advocates with the ultimate goal of making this world a better place for all living species, now and into the future.
Members of the sustainable building community who have participated in EMERGE programs have successfully launched policy initiatives, commercial enterprises, professional career transitions, community projects and more. The sustainability coordinator of one leading design firm has called EMERGE training “life-altering.” Now, O’Brien shares the strategic leadership model that is at the core of EMERGE programs, along with case studies, practical guidance, a personal leadership development template, and bonus exercises to assist you on your personal leadership journey.
Kathleen O'Brien, LEED AP, CSBA
|About the Author||
Kathleen O’Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, is a long time leader in the sustainable building field, recognized in 2008 as a lifetime Cascadia Fellow for her work developing collaborative green building programs, conducting research to support enabling green building policy, coordinating policy demonstration projects, and empowering professionals through tailored continuing education curriculum. She earned an MA Environment & Community at Antioch University-Seattle where she was recognized as Distinguished Alumna in 2009, and now sits as a Board Trustee. EMERGE: A Strategic Leadership Model for the Sustainable Building Community is her second book; her first book, The Northwest Green Home Primer, was published in 2008.