Daily Record Staff//November 3, 2022
//November 3, 2022
Kwabena Osei-Sarpong believes the core of change in any society is driven by its leadership.
“I am eternally grateful to God for giving me a gift that I can use to change the world, my family for their unwavering support in my endeavors, and my organization for their trust in my leadership and allowing me to lead them through some of the unprecedented times we have gone through,” he said.
As a leader, Osei-Sarpong believes his work and RIFE International’s work should bring about change in local neighborhoods, cities, the state and the nation as a whole.
“We have taken on climate change and the transition to clean energy as an opportunity to diversify the workforce, bridge the wealth gap and train people to have careers that will improve the environment for future generations,” he said. “Our focus on energy equity and environmental justice in the clean energy space is a result of the responsibility we feel to be change agents in this growing industry, but, more importantly, in our community.”
To create a positive workplace culture, Osei-Sarpong said RIFE provides a supportive working environment with a focus on family and employee well-being.
“We schedule team-building activities at least twice per year,” he said. “We provide time off so that our team members can refresh and recharge, participate in school activities with their children and take vacations. We encourage employees to bring their whole selves to the workplace. We love learning about our team’s hobbies and interests outside of work. Positive culture is developed, adopted, and displayed through leadership. If leaders within the organization understand and prioritize employee needs, the natural result will be employees who prioritize the organization’s growth.