The Circular Economy
What you'll learn
- After taking this basic course, you will understand what the circular economy is, where it originated, how to discover circular ideas and how to create value.
- You will also discover where to look for financing and how to take the first step.
- I saved the best for the end.
- You will end the course very inspired and ready to change your corner of the world.
- The basic business knowledge about entrepreneurship is helpful.
Do you know what the circular economy is? And if so, are you ready to embrace the future of business?
I invite you to join me in this course and embark with me on a circular journey.
You will learn what the circular economy is, where to discover circular ideas, how business models are presently shifting, where to look for financing and, most importantly, why you must become part of this transformational shift, whether you are a for-profit or non-profit entrepreneur or even an intrapreneur in a large company. You will be surprised how many opportunities are available all around you. Plus, you will discover how many companies are already part of this transformational shift because this course is packed with practical ideas and inspirational stories. In short: ideal for all forward-thinking individuals.
Once again, I invite you to join us!
P.S. Please note that the first version of this course was recorded in 2017-2018. Thankfully, a lot has changed since, which makes my work easier. At the same time, with our training and coaching presence in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, we are aware of how much work is still ahead of us.
Together with you, we can get there.
Who this course is for:
- All entrepreneurs who understand that the circular economy is the future of business are welcomed. There are so many opportunities and this lecture will inspire you and show where to look for them.
I am Dr Gordana Kierans - consultant, author and TEDx Speaker. I have over 20 years of business experience at the interface between leading Business Schools and companies. During my career, I have worked with entrepreneurs, SMEs, multinationals, governments and NGOs, in Germany and world-wide. I have also worked with top academics in the area of the circular economy which inspired me to create this very practical hands-on programme to open the eyes for numerous opportunities in this field.
Originally, I was born and raised in Croatia but I lived for 25 years in other European countries (Italy, Germany, Belgium) before moving to China for few years. I completed all my studies in Germany, including my Doctorate. In addition, I am also an Alumna of the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education. My commitment to a more connected world was recognised and I was invited to deliver a TEDx Talk in the Netherlands.
Today, I am a Partner at MGT OPEN, a consultancy that focuses on Circular Economy, Communication and Leadership, as these three elements are important for the circular transition to succeed in a company. Our corporate clients are based in the European Union, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. I was also a Professor at the Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) in Shenzhen, China where I taught Systems Thinking and the Circular Economy.
Additionally, I am also a storyteller and in my spare time I like to write stories (pen name Dana Petrović). My books are "Vana's Adventure with Mother Earth" (in English) and "Please Explain Life to Me" (in German).