A senior executive trailblazer, Dr. Beth Offenbacker has more than 25 years of experience guiding scientific and technical leaders to elevate their impact by bridging the gap between business needs and market dynamics as they take on today's top sustainability challenges. She’s a trusted advisor to executive management and leadership. Dr. Offenbacker has corporate, nonprofit, and public agency experience, and her expansive portfolio includes local, state, regional, national, and international projects. She’s a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops on green career management and green leadership development and workforce issues. A strategic talent management leader, Dr. Offenbacker co-designed and leads the Green Career Workshops for the global nonprofit Leaders in Energy, an 8,500+ member organization of clean energy and sustainability professionals in the US and 100+ countries. She serves as Director of Training & Development for Leaders in Energy, a volunteer position. Dr. Offenbacker’s credentials include a BS in Communications (Broadcast Journalism); an MA in Public Communications; and a PhD in Public Affairs/Public Administration. Her dissertation was an international study of the practice of public participation. She is a Certified Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Practitioner, a Certified EQ Assessor, and a Certified Insights for People Management Trainer with Six Seconds, where she also serves on the GrowU faculty. Dr. Offenbacker is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a Certified Everything DISC® Trainer, and she holds a Certificate in Public Participation from the International Association for Public Participation. She also is active in several environmental organizations and initiatives. Dr. Offenbacker is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, and she is a life member of the International Association for Public Participation. She resides in Arlington, Va., and is working towards her goal of visiting all 16 national parks in Germany over the next 10 years.