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CoachFest - Coaching for Climate Change

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Event information
Date 4 October 2023
Time 9:00-17:15 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price £150+VAT (Discounted rate available for members of The Henley Centre for Coaching)
Venue Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus
Event types:
Greenlands masterclass

Join us on Wednesday 4 October to discover the latest insights from leading experts and join the discussion on coaching's impact on climate change. This is a great opportunity to meet fellow members of the coaching community and to grow your network.

Our events for Coaching for Climate Change will prompt you to reflect on your role as a coach in relation to climate change in the environment and are designed to help you immerse yourself in cutting-edge coaching thinking, research and practice.

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09:00 - Registration

09:30 - What Impact Am I Making... and Who do I Care to Be? With Hetty Einzig

13:00 - Lunch break, Networking & Exhibition

14:30 - Mindfulness, Nature Connection and Climate Consciousness with Hazel Farrer

15:45 - What to Do, and How to Be, Once You Know: Thinking, Feeling and Acting Among the Accelerating Polycrisis with Zoe Cohen

17:15 - Close

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Session Summaries

What Impact Am I Making... and Who do I Care to Be? With Hetty Einzig

This session will look at how we can use transpersonal coaching in the context of the climate and eco-diversity crisis. Typically, societies wait for the worst to happen – we put ambulances at the bottom of the cliff rather than providing maps to help people steer clear of the edge. If coaching is about raising awareness and helping clients to make better choices and work more effectively, then we can see ourselves as creating maps to steer away from the cliff edge and find better pathways.

Can coaches engage more deliberately in the work of awakening from the trance of the shopping centre and co-create more life-enhancing pathways for ourselves and our clients? What mindset, skills and tools do we need to work effectively in this context?

In this workshop you will:

  • focus on eco-systemic and transpersonal ways of seeing and working
  • spend time exploring context together
  • create your own ‘networked map’
  • be introduced to the transpersonal model of the psyche
  • work with two relevant sub-personalities (holding the creative tension between the part of us that wants to ‘make a difference’ and the part that wants to ‘serve the client’)
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Mindfulness, Nature Connection and Climate Consciousness with Hazel Farrer

As coaches, we hear from our clients about their climate anxiety concerns and we face the challenge of how we can help. Can mindfulness and nature connection coaching be part of the solution for the climate emergency?

This workshop will share the philosophy of ‘Aware–Care–Share’ and will involve current thinking around climate coaching issues, nature-based mindfulness practices and the research linking mindfulness and climate consciousness. You will have the opportunity to engage with a like-minded community interested in the climate coaching field and to share concerns, hopes and actions.

The workshop will cover:

  • eco-anxiety and eco-therapy –- the latest research on nature-based mindfulness
  • protect what we love – the coaching journey from mindfulness to pro-environmental behaviour
  • moving from languishing to flourishing – building an ecological self
  • mindsets for sustainability – using connection and compassion to better the planet
  • reconnection and active hope – practical ways forward
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What to Do, and How to Be, Once You Know: Thinking, Feeling and Acting Among the Accelerating Polycrisis with Zoe Cohen

Together, we will create a courageous and compassionate space for radical truth sharing and explore the complex, unfolding polycrisis we find ourselves in. We will share questions about our:

  • practice
  • professional selves
  • role as citizens
  • role as friends and family members

We will also share our reactions and responses to these questions to help accelerate the deepening of our knowing and the acceptance of our not knowing. Finally, we will start to identify the next steps we want to take, professionally and personally, in order to be in service to life in 2023, and beyond.

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Hetty Einzig

Hetty Einzig

Hetty Einzig is a leadership coach and has worked globally, designing and delivering leadership and cultural change programmes for 30 years. She co-designed (with John Whitmore) a transpersonal coaching programme based on the psychosynthesis model created by Roberto Assagioli, now expanded to include transition expertise and eco-systemic approaches.

She is a founder member of Be the Change and worked with the Pachamama Alliance to deliver their flagship symposium: Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream across the UK and Europe. She is also a founder member of the Joint Global Statement Group on Climate and Ecodiversity Crises (a collective of major coaching and supervision organisations), and is currently co-leading roundtable events and other forums where coaching professionals can explore these issues – and their place in them.

Hetty is the author of The Future of Coaching: Vision, Leadership and Responsibility in a Transforming World; Who do we Care to Be? The Ethics of Care Revisited for the Coaching Profession

Hazel Farrer

Hazel Farrer

Hazel holds an MA in Mindfulness-Based Approaches and her dissertation, ‘Nature-based mindfulness coaching’, built on her passion for coaching in nature and developing the link between mindfulness and climate action. Research led to developing and implementing further integrative programmes on mindful–nature connection, life management and climate-conscious coaching courses for individuals, groups and in schools.

Hazel is a registered accredited trainer and assessor in individual complementary health therapies and exercise modalities. She is also a certified mindfulness teacher, life coach and executive coach. Based in Portugal, Hazel runs both online and retreat-based mindful–nature connection programmes for adults and coaches, and teaches educators, parents and primary school children in international schools. She also conducts webinars on mindfulness, nature connection and climate coaching.

Zoe Cohen

Zoe Cohen

Zoe Cohen is a mum, citizen and experienced accredited coach and supervisor who has worked with leaders across almost every sector. She has been passionate about nature, social justice and sustainability all her life, and is the founding chair of a local community energy company. Originally working in the NHS, Zoe now dedicates most of her energies to activism, including non-violent civil disobedience and civil resistance. Over the last four years, she has been a speaker and media spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion, Insulate Britain and Just Stop Oil.

She has a significant following on LinkedIn for her forthright posting on all aspects of the drivers and consequences of the climate, ecological and social justice emergency. Zoe has also been ‘catalysing’ her own profession in the UK and internationally for the last four years. She initiated and co-wrote an open letter to the coaching profession and professional bodies in July 2019, and speaks and writes on related topics.

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