“I have one of the best jobs at Kohler. I get to work on really interesting projects that bring a great deal of joy and meaning to me and make a difference to our business and the environment.”
Brigitte Dillman-Cruce has a very unique job at Kohler. As a sustainability curriculum manager, she designs environmental education and awareness initiatives, teaching Kohler associates around the world how to take care of the world.
Her global mindset has translated into a unique flexible working arrangement.
“When my husband and I decided to move back to Seattle after five years in Wisconsin, my managers devised a plan for me to streamline my responsibilities and work remotely from Seattle,” she explained. “It has been an interesting challenge to figure out what kinds of projects I can do as a remote associate—how I can contribute when I’m not on campus.”
But so far, so good. At this moment, Brigitte is co-developing an Innovation for Good workshop in Italy, creating a new Kohler Sustainability presentation, integrating Design for Environment practices into new product development and coaching a team of co-ops to plan an Earth Day celebration.
“I enjoy the diversity of my work and the knowledge that what I’m doing will make a difference to our associates, the business and the planet,” she said. “And, I enjoy the diversity of my coworkers, across functions, business units and the globe.”
One of Brigitte’s goals is to someday live in the south of France. With the opportunity to work remotely, that dream may not be as far off as it seems.