If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?

“In order to be successful in regeneration of the planet, we need to think in more circular terms.”


My guest today is none other than Karen James (or KJ to most that know her). We met years ago when she headed up Comm Banks Women in Focus program - an incredible initiative that she also founded. KJ is renown for her big picture thinking and strategic mind and has a 30-year background in engineering, banking, IT, consulting and change management.

Karen is now the CEO and Acting Asia Pacific Director for Buisness in Development, a global NGO whose goal is to use inclusive business approaches to address poverty and help achieve sustainable and profitable outcomes. 


Karen has worked across Europe and Asia and has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Science (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Hartford.


Karen is also an author and her book On Purpose is a modern-day business book for people who want to steer their work back on course, with purpose leading the way. KJ & I always have facinating conversations about life, business and making a difference so I’m thrilled to have her on the show. Please enjoy this wonderful conversation with Karen James.


For more information about KJ, check out these places;-


Twitter:  @karentjames



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