2nd December 2019
What is the role of coaches in the climate crisis?
In early December political leaders and climate diplomats are meeting in Madrid for COP25, against a background described by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as “the point of no return is no longer over the horizon.” With rising sea levels; a warming climate; melting ice caps; more floods, droughts, forest fires, cyclones; the loss of half of the planet’s coral reefs in 30 years; species dying out 10 times more quickly than would occur naturally; and increasing carbon emissions; what is the role of coaches who work with some of the world’s leaders?
Many coaches are already writing and working in this space worldwide. A few examples are: Hetty Einzig, Josie McLean, Zoe Cohen, Liz Hall, Alison Whybrow, David Drake, Peter Hawkins, Neil Scotton, Charly Cox. What is it we would say to future generations asking any of us: “what did you do, what actions did you take, when you knew that the natural world was in crisis?” Join in the conversations about this such as the Association for Coaching’s Big Conversation on 15th January 2020 in London and my workshop with Peter Hawkins on Systemic Coaching – delivering value beyond the individual on 9th March 2020 also in London.