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Richard “Carbo” Carbonetti is the Owner and Senior Vice President at Land Vest, a brokerage, consulting, and timberland services firm. The firm oversees and manages 1.7 million acres in the Northeast U.S. Carbo is a licensed forester in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. On today’s episode, Carbo discusses the benefits of working in consulting forestry, how the industry can improve as a whole, and why foresters need to get better at communicating their value to the community.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:05] A message from Leadership Nature.

[1:50] A quick intro about Carbo’s background.

[4:20] How did Carbo get into forestry?

[9:40] What does Carbo love about being a forester?

[12:45] Carbo didn’t know anything about running a business when he started.

[17:10] Carbo used to drive his classmates crazy because he asked ‘too many’ questions.

[20:15] You gotta embrace change in your life. Carbo knows so many people who are paralyzed with fear because of change.

[25:30] What advice does Carbo have for aspiring forestry consultants?

[28:20] It’s important to remember that people think differently than you do.

[39:45] Carbo shares an example of ‘bad actors’ in the industry.

[43:40] Carbo has been an ACF member for the last 40 years. What are some of the benefits of joining?

[49:40] What kinds of mentors has Carbo had over the years?

[54:30] Forestry programs have changed greatly since Carbo was last in school and compensation rates have not kept up either.

[1:04:50] A lot of foresters actually undercharge for their services.

[1:11:15] What’s one thing about leadership that Carbo wished he’d learned sooner?

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Landvest.com

ACF-foresters.org

Eforester.org

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