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Coaching Outdoors Live

Coaching Outdoors rgb LR
Event information
Date 12 July 2024
Time 8:30-17:00 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Price *Bookings now closed*
Venue Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus
Event types:
Workshops Greenlands masterclass

Henley Business School and the ‘Coaching Outdoors’ podcast are delighted to partner for the inaugural global ‘Coaching Outdoors Live’. Set within the stunning Greenland campus adjacent to the River Thames this outdoor event will showcase the breadth and depth of outdoor coaching.

Immerse yourself in the art and science of coaching outdoors with a balance of experiential workshops based on recent scientific research. Meet global outdoor coaching thought-leaders to deepen your coaching practice with tools and techniques based on embodiment, mindfulness, constellations, blue health, climate, bush-craft, supervision and more. Professor Jonathan Passmore will also reveal insights from his latest research on outdoor coaching published Spring 2024.

Contribute to roundtable discussions to help shape the future of the outdoor coaching space and connect with likeminded coaches who have an interest in taking their practice outdoors and co-creating with nature.

The ‘Coaching Outdoors’ podcast has showcased a multitude of outdoor coaches and practitioners to encourage coaches, coach supervisors, facilitators, managers or anyone with an interest in this area to step outside and co-create with nature.

Since 2021 Anna-Marie and Alex have scoured the world for thought-leaders and innovators in the outdoor coaching space to share their knowledge, experience and skills with over fifty episodes.

From far-flung corners of the earth; Colorado, USA to Sydney, Australia and Lisbon, Portugal to London, UK and beyond, ‘Coaching Outdoors’ guests have shared ideas around adventure, vision quests, blue health, sit spots, netwalking, virtual reality, systems and more. This illustrates the opportunities which exist within coaching outdoors and partnering with nature.

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Coaching Outdoors Live Contributors

Speaker Name About
Professor Jonathan Passmore Globally recognised coaching psychologist, and supervisor, who’s ranked among the top 10 professional coaches worldwide. His insatiable book publishing habit make him one of the most published coaching researchers in the world. Connector and champion for Coaching Outdoors Podcast! Backstory - The Coaching Outdoors Podcast emerged after Jonathon heard Anna-Marie present at the ICF UK Chapter Annual Conference in 2018 on ‘Coaching Outdoors’. His invitation to Anna-Marie to share ideas to his Master Students on the Henley Business School MSc Coaching for Behavioural Change connected Anna-Marie and Alex. Alex decided to focus her thesis on the benefits of taking coaching outdoors; then fast-forward to 2020 the ‘Coaching Outdoors Podcast’ was born.
Lesley Roberts Business Coach, adventurer and writer of THE only coaching outdoors book ‘Coaching Outdoors: The Essential Guide to Partnering with Nature in Your Coaching Conversations’. Her EMCC awarded online courses ‘Coaching Outdoors – Getting Started’ (COGS) and ‘Nature as Co-Facilitator’ offer bite-size learning modules, in a blended learning format.
Alex Staniforth aka the Adversity Adventurer is an inspirational speaker, author and co-founder of the mental health charity ‘Mind Over Mountains’. The charity offers professional mental health support by bringing together walking in nature, mindfulness and time with our experienced coaches and counsellors in an unhurried, unpressured setting.
Garry Pratt Entrepreneur, mountaineer, author and all-round ‘nice-guy’. His book ‘The Creativity Factor; Using the Power of the Outdoors to Spark Successful Innovation’ and facilitated ‘walkshops’ explore how the conscious and unconscious mind flourish outdoors to become more creative.
Anna Brown Coach and coach supervisor works in and with nature in her practice. Global nomad from a young age she brings a passion for people’s culture, backgrounds and experiences. Her expertise is highly prized by Henley and Warwick Business Schools as a resident coach panellist.
Diana Tedoldi PCC-ICF Coach, Mentor Coach, MSc in Philosophy, Master's in Plant Intelligence for social innovation, founder of The Nature Coaching Academy, Co-founder of Biomimicry for Business, member of the Climate Coaching Alliance, TEDx Speaker, published author. Creator of the ICF-Level 1 accredited coach training program "Ecosomatic Coaching Training", where she teaches how to coach in synergy with body & Earth.
James Farrell Fully committed to doing good things for people and planet with a blend of roles - leadership and mental health coach, nature connected organisations consultant, and public sector manager. He is also an author, TEDx speaker, and film maker. James is passionate about how coaches can facilitate mutually-beneficial human-nature connections.
Lizzi Larbalestier ICF Blue Health Coach, NLP and mBIT Trainer and marine based change facilitator. Environmental psychology and ocean advocacy are at the heart of her work and as a blue-health specialist champions water-centric (blue mind) wellness interventions and encourages truly embodied cognition.
Anna-Marie Watson Happiest outdoors Anna-Marie is a Coach, Supervisor and ‘Coaching Outdoors’ Podcast co-host. Former Army Officer and professional endurance athlete, she is on a mission to encourage coaches to step outdoors. She contributed to ’The Coaches Handbook’ and ‘Succeeding as a Coach’ and has spoken on the topic for the Association for Coaching, British Psychological Society, International Coach Federation and Henley Business School events.
Alex Burn Bewitched by the wonders of nature Alex is an independent coach with a fascination for Attention Restoration Theory (ART). Her interest was initially piqued during the MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School and is now a thought-leader within this field with published work in the ‘International Coaching Psychology Review’ and ‘The Coaches' Handbook’. Coaching Outdoors’ Podcast co-creator and co-host she’s determination to spread the benefit of coaching outdoors around the world.
Paul Jefferies Executive and team coach crafts his magic through systemic constellation-work in partnership with the natural environment. Henley Business School graduate, Lumina Spark practitioner, Coaching Outdoors Podcast co-host and THE operational mastermind behind Coaching Outdoors Live @ Henley Business School event.
Toby Cowern Expedition and specialist survival skills instructor based in Scandinavia and often found working deep inside the Arctic Circle. His nature immersion camps offer time and space to re-connect and ‘Rewild Yourself’. Lego® Serious Play® Facilitator, FireFighter, Soldier and Drone Enthusiast.
Karen Liebenguth Leadership coach, mindfulness trainer and restorative justice facilitator. Her coaching practice specialises in working with clients in natural settings tapping into the beneficial impact nature has on our psychological, spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing. Her work is also underpinned by her Buddhist practice and she teaches at the London Buddhist Centre. Website:

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