U.S. Green Building Council’s Rachel Gutter and Her Powerful Vision-in-Action to Green Our Schools

October 31, 2011
Hosted by Kate Ebner

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A substantial number of our nation’s schools are in poor or dangerous conditions – they harbor unhealthy levels of dust and mold, making the air unfit to breathe. With 20% of our country in school, Rachel Gutter recognized a need for making schools healthier and higher performing, while saving energy and taxpayer dollars. Rachel brought this idea to the forefront of today’s education discussion, and aims to have green schools for everyone within this generation. Join Kate and Rachel to learn how her work through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools is driving improvements in the lives of children and teachers around the country – and educating a new generation of sustainability natives, students fluent in the language of green. All in a day's work, Rachel has met with former presidents, toured cities with mayors, lunched with the First Lady and been featured on CNN. You’ll love the gutsy story of how this English major landed her dream job greening our schools.

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Top leadership coach and change guru Kate Ebner teaches leaders in business, education, government and non-profits how to create compelling and inspiring visions that lead to extraordinary results and outcomes. Each week on “Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life,” Kate introduces you to the amazing visionaries who are shaping our future. She’ll show you how to create your own motivating leadership vision – and how to make it real. Discover the simple, yet powerful steps that add up to a great vision and an extraordinary life. Explore how real visionaries are using vision to drive exceptional results. Visionary Leader, Extraordinary Life features guests who open our eyes to new possibilities and whose stories inspire. Tune in and learn how and why to create your own vision. Join Kate for practical tips, wisdom, and knowledge that will take your leadership and your life to a new level.

Kate Ebner

Top leadership coach Kate Ebner invites people to be visionary. Founder of The Nebo Company, a leadership consultancy based in Washington, D.C., Kate teaches leaders how to use vision as a powerful and practical tool for manifesting the important changes they want to see. Kate works with senior executives and teams at Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits, social entrepreneurs and government agencies who are leading significant change, helping them to thrive in their careers and find greater fulfillment and satisfaction in life.

Kate specializes not only in how to create, live and lead from vision, but also how to make it real through effective implementation. She gained more than two decades of firsthand experience in envisioning, leading and implementing major change while serving as a dean at Middlebury College and as senior vice president of an international strategy consulting firm. Her own journey from executive to master coach is a story of vision and personal transformation. As faculty and co-director of Georgetown University's Leadership Coaching program, Kate authored of "Coaching for Leverage,” a chapter in On Becoming a Leadership Coach. Kate Ebner is frequently quoted in publications and speaks at conferences about leadership, vision, and empowerment.

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