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Webinar: 2020 Leadership Series - Focus in the Midst of Chaos
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These are some crazy times. In times of crisis, it’s difficult to focus. Join us for the second session of our 2020 Leadership Professional Development Webinar Series - Focus in the Midst of Chaos.

 Export to Your Calendar 4/23/2020
When: Thursday, April 23rd
10am PT/1pm ET
Where: Virtual, On-line
United States
Presenter: Jessica McGlyn - President, Catalynics

Online registration is available until: 4/23/2020
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These are some crazy times. In times of crisis, it’s difficult to focus.

Even in normal times, we sustainability professionals must typically juggle competing priorities as we manage change within our organizations and initiatives. We must deal with constant disruption, interruptions and distractions as we lead change.

Focus is a skill we can develop. Focus frees up time and energy so we can work on what matters most and get the right things done, with high quality. Focus helps us achieve what we want most, while maintaining a work-life balance.

The learning objectives for this webinar are to:

  • Understand the benefits of focus and what gets in the way
  • Know how to create an activity filter based on what’s most important
  • Learn tools and approaches to reduce and eliminate energy and attention leaks
  • Learn how to create space for  focused “deep work”
  • Learn how to organize your schedule to optimize your focus


Jessica McGlyn is President of Catalynics, a consultancy with the mission to help organizations develop and implement strategy, partnerships, and leadership skills to achieve environmental and social goals. Catalynics uses the tools and approaches of leadership development, coaching and design thinking to enable social impact professionals and organizations maximize their impact. Some of Jessica’s clients include DuPont, UN Environment, USAID, Conservation International, PepsiCo, Enviva, World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Fund.

Prior to Catalynics, Jessica was Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) North American office. In that role, she engaged global corporations from over 20 industry sectors in sustainable development programs and policy initiatives. Jessica has also served in several corporate engagement and policy roles at World Wildlife Fund. She began her career as an environmental and sustainability specialist with International Paper Corporation.

Jessica is an ICF Associate Certified Coach and certified in leadership coaching through American University. She is also certified in Everything DISC and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team Assessments. She is a certified ISSP-SA Sustainability Professional and the ISSP Mid-Atlantic regional coordinator. She serves on the Board of IUCN North America. Jessica holds a Masters in Forest Science from Yale University.  In her free time, Jessica enjoys surfing, rock climbing, hiking, weight lifting, yoga, biking, and writing fiction for fun. 



ISSP credential holders will earn 0.5 CEUs for attending this webinar.