Carol McClelland, PhD - Green Career Expert

Carol's Bio


Carol McClelland, PhD

Author of the award-winning book,
Green Careers For Dummies
Founder / Executive Director
of Green Career Central


Carol is one of the nation’s leading green career experts.  As the Executive Director of Green Career Central, Carol is driven by three passions: guiding people to discover fulfilling careers aligned with their values, learning about innovations that enable people to live, work, and play more sustainably, and marveling at the inspiring wisdom of nature.


Founded in March 2007, Green Career Central is an online coaching and resource center committed to clarifying the ever-evolving world of green career possibilities. Green Career Central provides career guidance, coaching, and training for:


  • Professionals who want to change careers or find a way to use their existing skills within the green economy.
  • Students who are committed to starting their careers with a green focus.
  • Career development professionals who must become familiar with the new economy to guide their clients and students to their career goals.


Carol’s highly acclaimed email newsletter, Green Career Tip of the Week, and the Green Career Central Blog are valuable resources for those seeking to understand the green economy.


She has appeared on US News Online, Planet Green’s Focus Earth, hosted by ABC reporter Bob Woodruff, and radio talk shows throughout the United States.


In addition, Carol is a highly sought-after speaker at leading green industry events including the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference Job Expo, the Solar Living Institute’s Green Career Conference, and career counseling events such as the International Career Development Conference and Career Management Alliance Conference.


Carol received her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University.  Her other books on career change and life transitions include Your Dream Career for Dummies (2005) and The Seasons of Change (1998).


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