Dr. Alison Whybrow - CCA
What are coaches being called to do? How the more-than-human world of our shared ecology can be a conscious part of every coaching conversation.
Climate Change and the ecological crisis is one of the most daunting challenges we face as the human species. We each bear responsibility and can take actions and our role as coaches gives often unique access to leaders who are central to how the future plays out in the short timescale left (scientists believe to 2030) where we may mitigate some of the effects of our heating globe.
The Covid-19 pandemic underlines the depth of the interdependence between parts of our society and the natural world. This has often transformed both thinking and responses – just a few weeks before our talk, the Climate Coaching Alliance will have hosted a second 24-hour conversation, exploring the practices coaches are developing engaging Earth as a stakeholder in our work.
So how do we use this opportunity to harvest the learning that the unfolding climate and ecological crises present? Together we’ll explore how the more-than-human world of our shared ecology can be a conscious part of every coaching conversation, share frameworks and opportunities for practice development.
Alison is an experienced facilitator, coach, coach supervisor and consultant. As a Chartered, Registered and Coaching Psychologist; she has spent 20 years focusing on building individual and organizational capability. She works with organisations across a range of sectors and was deeply involved in the early development of the coaching profession. Alison is an editor for peer reviewed coaching publications, authors papers, chapters and books aligned to her work. Always learning, Alison describes herself as a possiblist, seeing disruption as a catalyst for transformation and hopeful that kinder human-earth story can arise.