At SN:D Agency, we are obsessed with learning from the experts. We know that every business and individual we work with has their own unique story to share, and we find that we are all better from the chance to learn from people’s incredible expertise.
That’s why we’ve started The Art of Being SOCIAL: LIVE–a series of candid, live-streamed interviews with thought-leaders, movers-and-shakers, and dreamers-and-doers. This unique series brings together artists and innovators, business leaders and entrepreneurs, those with a platform and those who move behind the scenes, in order to highlight those leveraging real connections (including through social media) to bring their ideas and talents to the world and make it a better place.
By building connections with these industry leaders, we not only invite viewers to share their knowledge, but we help shine a spotlight on these dynamic individuals and the inspiring work they are doing.
This month, we have another very special guest joining us, and we are so excited to introduce Michael Anschel.
The Art of Being SOCIAL: LIVE – Who is Michael Anschel?
Michael is an expert on green design, remodeling, and building. He is the owner of OA Design+Build+Architecture, an award-winning, nationally celebrated design, build, and architecture firm now celebrating 27 years in business. Michael is also the CEO of Verified Green Inc. which consults with Local Government, product manufacturers, suppliers, builders, and architects on Green building. Michael has led the effort to develop MN GreenStar, is past-president of the national GreenStar Alliance, and also teaches Green Building at Boston Architectural College.
Originally from Minnesota, Michael attended Capital Normal University in Beijing and the University of Minnesota. Michael helped develop the city of St. Paul’s sustainability building policy, and re-wrote Minneapolis’s yard ordinance, which was named #25 in Metro Magazine’s 100 reasons to love the Twin Cities. Michael has been called “one of the nation’s most outspoken green building advocates” by MN Business, and his building assemblies have been published in numerous publications, including the US Department of Energy.
In short, he’s a man making a difference in his field, his community, and beyond, by working towards a more sustainable future and advocating for our planet through his work. He’s just the kind of changemaker that we are committed to lifting up and learning from on The Art of Being SOCIAL: LIVE!
The Art of Being SOCIAL: LIVE – Why Are We Featuring Michael Anschel?
We are particularly in awe of how Michael successfully straddles the building, design, and green worlds by engineering profitability into sustainability. Michael is a perfect example of a thought leader who has not only been incredibly successful in his industry and business endeavors, but has worked hard to use his skill sets and passions for the larger good of society and the environment.
We are so excited to sit down with Michael and hear more about his career and experience, from what it means to have a global perspective while remaining in the United States, what opportunities lie in building green, how to create a culture of creativity, and the changes Michal is seeking to bring to the construction industry.
We really can’t think of someone better and more qualified to share about using their career to promote the greater good, and we can’t wait for you to join us in what we know will prove to be a brilliant and insightful conversation.
If you missed The Art of Being SOCIAL: LIVE on Tuesday, July 26th, watch Michael’s episode on YouTube here.