. . . In fact, it took me downsizing into a tiny storage unit and buying a one-way ticket to Greece where I would continue to travel the world for nearly three years to find my purpose. . . but that’s another story altogether. For many years, my sustainability consulting journey was full of fits and starts and tough times in between when I almost quit.
The rejection, the pressure of finding billable hours to support my family, and feeling like an outsider as I struggled had me close to giving up more than a few times. Yet every time I was tempted to throw in the towel and get a “real job”, I remembered there was another reason, more important than me, to succeed. Something bigger than just me alone . . .
I was asked to speak at events around the country and excelled at what I’d set out to do – grow a successful ESG consulting firm – but I couldn’t stop wondering how I could reach more companies, even faster.
In 2016, I was invited to form a state-based sustainable business association to work with business leaders wanting to deepen ESG. It was an opportunity to scale impact so I wound down the business and started a non-profit called the CT Sustainable Business Council.