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Jerry Tugwell is a Forestry Consultant and the President of Tugwell Consulting Forestry in Asheboro, North Carolina. Jerry has over 38 years of forestry experience and is an active member of the ACF community. At ACF, Jerry has served in many roles including Southern Director Chairman of the Ethics Committee, Vice President, and President of the national branch. On today’s episode, Jerry shares what skills he wishes every aspiring forestry consultant knew, timeless leadership lessons, and important resources that’ll help foresters with their continued education.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:05] A message from Leadership Nature.

[1:45] A quick intro about Jerry’s background.

[3:15] How did Jerry get started in forestry?

[4:20] What was Jerry’s first job like?

[7:25] Jerry describes the wide variety of work you can do as a forestry consultant.

[10:00] What does it take to be a forestry consultant?

[13:30] What are some of the best ways consulting foresters can continue their education?

[16:20] Why is public speaking so important for a forestry consultant?

[17:45] Jerry shares why being a consulting forester is so rewarding.

[19:05] What types of challenges will forestry consultants most often face?

[23:15] What kinds of mentors has Jerry had over the years?

[27:40] Jerry shares what his first leadership position was like.

[36:35] Where are forestry and natural resources headed as professions?

[38:15] You have to be open to change as you advance in your career.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

Tugwellforestry.com

ACF-foresters.org

Eforester.org

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