“Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities.” - Robert Schuller April 23rd, 4:20 pm
“I never worry about action, but only inaction.” - W. Churchill April 23rd, 8:05 am
“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.” - Henry Ford April 22nd, 4:03 pm
“You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” - Richard Branson April 22nd, 8:30 am
“It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.” - Caesar April 21st, 4:45 pm
“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.” - Robert Schuller April 21st, 7:30 am
“Great ideas originate in the muscles.” - Thomas Edison April 18th, 4:04 pm
“Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.” - Jim Rohn April 18th, 7:31 am
“It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.” - Tim Ferriss April 17th, 4:31 pm
“Your mind is for having ideas, not for holding them.” - David Allen April 17th, 8:10 am
“If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.” - R. Kiyosaki April 16th, 3:10 pm
“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” - Thomas Edison April 16th, 8:10 am
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“You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know.” - Tony Robbins April 15th, 4:32 pm
Dr Veronica Broomes is an experienced professional with specialist knowledge of Sustainability, Climate Change and has worked as a Trainer, Consultant and Researcher, including in developing countries in the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa, in agriculture research, social and environmental impact assessments for infrastructure projects. She has conducted sustainability audits of small and medium-size businesses in urban areas in the United Kingdom with many owners with developing country origins and has prepared Environmental Management/Sustainability Action Plans to foster adaptation to climate change through reducing carbon emissions and increasing efficiency in use of resources and business costs. In addition, she has helped businesses in urban areas develop policy statements to raise business credibility on environmental and sustainability issues. In the recent past, one of Veronica’s more outstanding contributions has been a two-country case study on policy research linking inward investment, local suppliers and national development objectives in Central American and African countries (Commonwealth member countries).
With more than 15 years experience in engaging with various groups of stakeholders and senior level decision-makers in NGOs, private sector organisations as well as government agencies and international organisations, Veronica's research led to the creation of the concept of 'Triple Win CSR' which serves as a catalyst to increase the impact of investments through creating greater developmental impact. Veronica’s professional background includes role as a Part-time Lecturer on biodiversity, adaptation to climate change in agriculture (SIDs) and consultancy and research on Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility linked with policies on inward investments and MDGs in developing countries. Veronica has worked as a member of multi-disciplinary teams to manage assignments, facilitated stakeholder consultations and conferences. Having worked independently on many assignments, she is a self-starter with well-developed analytical and problem solving skills to see opportunities not obstacles in challenges and the promotion of collaborative working.
UNIDO Fellowship in 2004 allowed for undertaking of research and successful completion of PhD at University of Sheffield
Based on experience in managing teams and working at strategic level in organisations and as a Trustee, approved as Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
For service as Director, Vocational Services in the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central
Appointed as member of assessment panels for 1million USD global prize for sustainability sponsored by ALCAN.
Elected as President of the Georgetown Toastmasters Club. Served previously and after in other roles in club management, including as Treasurer and Vice President Membership.
Elected as Chair of the Guyana Volunteer Consultancy after serving previous term as member of the Board.
Following PhD, worked in applied science research on Plant Tissue culture and its application in agriculture and germplasm conservation. Subsequent post-graduate training at University of London's Wye College in Environmental Impact Assessment and subsequent work in conducting environmental and social impact assessments, research on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability audits for businesses.
Worked as Leader and Member of multi-disciplinary teams undertaking Environmental and Social Impact Assessments for various types of projects -infrastructure, forestry, agriculture, industrial development.