The Sierra Club Invites Members to Annual Convention

Since 2010, Aaron Koniak has worked as the regional account manager of SynergEyes, Inc., where he oversees accounts in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties. Prior to working at the eye care firm, he was a senior healthcare recruiter for Specialty Healthcare Recruiting, where he found employment for nursing professionals in assisted living and hospice locations. A philanthropic individual, Aaron Koniak supports several prominent nonprofit organizations, including the Sierra Club.

Established in 1892 by conservationist John Muir, the Sierra Club is the country’s largest environmental organization with more than 2 million members. It protects millions of acres of wilderness, helps pass legislation such as the Clean Air Act and Endangered Species Act, and leads efforts to reduce use of fossil fuels.

The Sierra Club has more than 60 chapters nationwide. The Sierra Club California chapter hosts events during the year, with the annual convention as one of the final events of the calendar year. The 2015 event, scheduled for October 10 and 11 in San Luis Obispo County, occurs in conjunction with the California Nevada Regional Conservation Committee’s fall meeting. This allows attendees to meet delegates from across the state and attend workshops pertaining to environmental issues.


Stephen Covey’s Habits toward Effective Leadership

A specialty health-care recruiting executive, Aaron Koniak takes a particular interest in pharmaceutical and medical device sales. Additionally, Aaron Koniak has completed leadership training courses such as those offered by the late Stephen Covey. The author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey was a thought leader in the area of corporate management and leadership best practices.

At the core of Stephen Covey’s philosophy was the idea that institutions that improve on what exists should be created. Integral to this was the idea of self-transformation through putting in practice habits such as being proactive. This essentially means exerting control of one’s environment rather than letting outside forces control one.

A second habit involves starting any project with the “end in mind.” Through focusing on activities relevant to a specific goal, distractions can be eliminated and productivity increased. As a corollary to this, Covey postulates that habits of personal management should be put in place that create a proper, step-by-step order for working toward specific goals.