Virginia Cinquemani is the founder and director of Green Gorilla Consultants Ltd, 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, BREEAM AP, ISO14001 Lead Auditor and Practitioner Coach, with a lifelong 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.
Virginia is also an Assistant Lecturer in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Coventry University.
During her previous long career at BRE, Virginia was the author of Integrating BREEAM throughout the Design Process (the best-selling publication that for the first time helped assessors tackle BREEAM assessments strategically), and of BREEAM Healthcare (on behalf of the NHS) and BREEAM Higher Education (on behalf of AUDE and HEFCE); additionally, she managed the BRE Innovation Park and the BRE Academy membership scheme.
Some of the topics discussed today are; how to sell sustainability to people who don’t care, why communication is so important and why listening can be one of the most powerful tools in your toolbox. Enjoy this conversation with Virginia Cinquemani.
Virginia's book - https://www.thegreengorilla.co.uk/sustainable-the-book
More from Virginia:https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginiacinquemani/
3:20 How do you define sustainability?
16:38 How do you sell sustainability?
22:37 Effective Communication
25:07 Sustainable - Virginia Cinquemani's latest book