We hear so much about sustainability and the climate emergency these days. Often it can make us - and our clients - feel anxious and hopeless. So what role does coaching have to play in addressing these issues?
The climate crisis has shown us how dependent we are on each other. The companies our clients run are coming under increasing pressure to become more sustainable. Business leaders everywhere are in positions of authority that affect our planet’s resources, and their decisions impact global ecosystems in many ways. Building on a recognition of these interdependencies and impacts, in this Learning Lab, we will investigate Coaching with Nature in Mind.
As coaches, we like to invite reflection and trigger healthy conversations to ensure meaningful growth. So what if we applied these unique skills in the service of something greater? What if we looked at our sessions as opportunities to create positive change for the planet?
This 90-minute interactive workshop will explore the interplay between coaching, nature, and the climate crisis.
Together we will:
- Explore how our relationship with nature aligns with our practice.
- Consider the role of the coach as an agent of change.
- Ask, not just 'Can I play a part?' but 'How can I play my part?'
- Share experiences, views and feelings in a friendly, welcoming space.
- Come up with some practical models and tools for climate coaching.
There will be insight and new ideas, as well as time for reflection and small-group interaction.
Muriel Bauer is an executive coach and psychotherapist. She holds an MA in Sustainable Development and always aims to create a healthy bridge between our internal and external world. Working with clients all over the world, Muriel is passionate about fostering conversations on the challenges individuals and businesses are facing, including those related to sustainability. Whenever appropriate, she conducts "Walk and Talk" sessions in nature with her clients. In her spare time, she loves to trek through the wilderness (when she's not busy hugging trees!)