Carol McClelland Fields, PhD
As the creator of Green Career Central, Carol works with passionate professionals who want to use their expertise to create, or contribute to, sustainable, restorative, and regenerative solutions that build a better world--where the land, people, wildlife, and economy thrive. Through coaching programs and self-guided programs, Carol supports her clients in making the transition to a new green career or to a green career that allows them to have a bigger impact.
Once again Carol is on the leading edge of her field. In 2007, as talk turned to changing out incandescent light bulbs for CFLs, Carol realized that new innovations would open up new industries and new careers. Carol began tracking the factors shaping the green economy, developing a Green Economy Map and speaking and writing about the career opportunities within this new economy.
Carol's book, Green Careers for Dummies (Wiley, 2010) was named the winner of the Business book category by the Green Books Festival.
Carol has been studying, speaking, writing, and consulting on career transitions for over 25 years. Following her graduation from Purdue University with a PhD in Industrial / Organizational Psychology, she worked for five years as an internal Human Resource consultant for a Fortune 500 company, facilitating a variety of corporate transitions.
After running several “Craving a Career Change” support groups and teaching career self-assessment courses at San Jose State University, Carol began working with individuals to help them transition to careers that matched their values and expressed their passions.
Carol is the author of four books, award-winning Green Careers for Dummies (2010), Your Dream Career For Dummies (2005), Changing Careers For Dummies (2001 - now out of print), and The Seasons of Change (1998).
After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 28 years, Carol and her family relocated to a 5 acre property north of Corvallis, OR. She enjoys connecting with the natural works by hiking, visiting forests, playing with her dog, and learning about its amazing regenerative, abundant, and diverse manifestations.