Dr. Ken Jennings Discusses the Critical Role Re-Inventing Yourself Plays in Career Success – Part 2

Podcast Episode 064                                                 Release Date: June 3, 2016

Ken Jennings

On this podcast environmental scientist and consultant Dr. Ken Jennings continues his discussion on how and why re-inventing yourself leads to career success. Just like a star quarterback, Dr. Jennings goes deep as he tells you how he successfully handled being bullied in Middle school; how he handled his Existential grief from being unfairly rejected in the corporate world: “It’s not rejection, it’s affirmation;” as well as how to comply with international cultural norms: do’s and don’ts while traveling as an American outside the USA. Dr. Jennings has over 25 years of experience working in government, industry, and consulting. While in government, he worked at the US EPA Headquarters, while in the private sector he worked for Amoco, Shell and Microsoft Corporations. Ken’s areas of expertise include sustainability, energy, and climate change in Africa and the Caribbean. He is an Adjunct Professor of Environmental Management for the University of Maryland University Center and consults for major industries and governments. As Managing Director of K2J, Ken’s most recent speaking engagements include The African Presidential Roundtable on Energy Strategy for the 21st Century in Mauritius; The Africa Energy Indaba in Johannesburg; The African Presidential Roundtable on Energy Security in Johannesburg; The Joint UK, US, Niger Investment Forum in London; Micro Grid World Forum in Irvine; Compliance and Risks Webinar – Doing Business in a Regulated Africa. Dr. Jennings earned a BS in geology and geophysics from Yale, a Masters in geology from the University of California Santa Barbara, and a Doctorate in environmental science and engineering from UCLA. He is married and has one daughter. In his leisure time Dr. Jennings enjoys playing basketball, traveling and writing. Ken is also the Yale alumni Class of ’76 Secretary. To learn more about Ken’s work as Managing Director of K2J, visit his website: www.k2jenvironmental.com. To contact Ken, you can email him at kvbjii@icloud.com, call him at 425-785-8963 or reach him using his Twitter handle @kvbj47.

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