Dr. Sallie Greenberg

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Strategic advising and research that brings a human perspective to scientific execution in the carbon management and energy transition spaces.

Over the last 30 years, I’ve been on a journey to understand how science, sustainability, and society coalesce, and how embracing this combination can enable greater innovations and results in the carbon management and energy transition sphere.

At the very beginning of my career, I made the decision that I would be one to make change from the ground up. I knew that for change to be effective it had to happen from the inside existing systems; to make a meaningful difference in the world, I would have to forge new paths that accounted for varying and new points of view to get science-backed results that are in the best interests of humanity.

Throughout my career, I’ve been directly involved in the management of a project portfolio totalling over $200 million, including leading diverse teams of scientists, engineers, and policy makers in carbon storage projects such as FutureGen, Wabash Valley, the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage project, and the Illinois Basin – Decatur Project, the world’s first bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project as a Principal Research Scientist.

After receiving my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Geology from Alfred University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (respectively), I was awarded a PhD in Secondary and Continuing Education in 2013. It is this unique combination of technical project expertise and deeply personal programmatic experience that allow me to communicate the societal aspects of complex scientific problems, helping scientists and teams understand the human impact of their work while helping society visualize the impacts of science in their lives

Consulting services

Strategic advising

As a subject matter expert in the carbon management space, I provide strategic advising services to companies looking to level-up processes, increase effectiveness, and get a big-picture view of how their work will impact the world around them via:

  • Carbon management program advising
  • Strategic engagement
  • Permitting
  • Federal funding procurement


Thought leadership

My extensive project portfolio and varied teaching experience allows me to share my expertise and lead complex discussions at the intersection of science, sustainability, and society. 

Clients can book me for thought leadership work through speaking and educational engagements, such as:

  • Keynote speaking
  • Media appearances
  • Teaching and education workshops
  • Development of educational materials


Evaluation & research

Throughout my career, I’ve created a unique research specialty by combining program evaluation, leadership, and scientific inquiry. It is through this lens that I work with institutions and teams to share their technical work and scientific findings with stakeholder groups for best reception. 

My evaluation approach allows clients to monitor and adapt programs and strategies in real-time to ensure responsiveness and ability to meet key performance indicators. From helping to improve projects and programs to working with communications teams to craft their messaging, I provide evaluation and research services including:

  • Third-party evaluation, design, and implementation
  • Proposal and strategy review
  • Strategic planning
  • Project development

Helping professionals in transition

My purpose is to get to the heart of what matters

This goes for my work from global environmental challenges to professionals in career transitions seeking clarity about what matters most to them so they can make and be the change they want to see in the world.

The Dig process helps to remove all the excess material we pick up on our journey through life and unearth what you already know – your true purpose. 

Your DIG word is so much more than a word. It is the key to opening opportunities and paths previously undiscovered and permission to live in alignment with your purpose. As long as you’ve lived, you’ve been driven by your purpose. Realizing what that is and embracing it is the catalyst that will change the trajectory of your life, empowering you to harness your purpose and launch into possibilities you’ve never considered.

As a certified facilitator of The Dig®, I help professionals in career transition reconnect with their purpose so that they execute their next career phase focused on what Matters.

The Dig® is a methodology that builds epic clarity about your life’s purpose. The process takes into account the themes and rhythms of our individual life stories and streamlines them into a unique operating system, and ultimately, a single Dig word.

If you’re interested in completing The Dig® with me, please reach out via the Contact page.

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