Interviews with business leaders promoting sustainability and conscious leadership in a climate changed world.
Nick Ross - Leadership Trainer and Coach
Nick Ross has been a leadership trainer and personal development coach for over 20 years. Coming from a professional background in addictions therapy his work today includes delivery of extensive leadership development programs and executive coaching to global companies and senior leaders.
As Director of A Different Drum, Nick brings his love of writing, poetry, storytelling and the wild to his work with executives and senior teams, to address and reflect on the place of soul at work and specifically the role of creative sanctuary in supporting healthy human well-being. He is also a coach and companion to many individual leaders going through periods of significant transition in their personal and professional lives.
Nick has chosen to stop flying for work or pleasure in 2020 because of the climate emergency and with colleagues and partners is turning his attention towards finding ways to successfully engage businesses and organisations in constructive dialogue about the ecosystemic crisis.
Nick has a longstanding interest in the exploration of human consciousness. He draws his inspiration from time spent learning from a variety of aboriginal cultures and influential mentors including Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Parker Palmer and Robert Monroe.
Nick works closely today with leaders and elders of the Yawanawa tribe from the Amazon Rainforest in Western Brazil and hosts annual cultural visits by tribal representatives from the village of Yawarani to the UK
When not working with leaders and organisations Nick is most likely to be found co-running a 2 acre market garden in Somerset with his long term partner Tia providing organic food and a learning resource within the local community. He is a member of the Deep Adaptation Forum founded by Jem Bendell and a member of Extinction Rebellion.
Dr Jude Currivan - Author, Futurist
Dr Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist, author and previously one of the most senior business women in the UK. She has journeyed to some eighty countries around the world, has experienced multidimensional realities since early childhood and worked with the wisdom keepers of many traditions.
Jude integrates leading edge science, research into consciousness and universal wisdom teachings. As a member of the Evolutionary Leaders circle (www.evolutionaryleaders.net) this underpins her work in raising awareness and enabling transformational and emergent resolutions to our collective planetary issues.
She holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Reading in the UK, researching ancient cosmologies and a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University specialising in cosmology and quantum physics. Author of six non-fiction books her most recent is the Nautilus award-winning The Cosmic Hologram.
In 2017 she co-founded WholeWorld-View (www.wholeworld-view.org ) to communicate the new paradigm of unified reality and with the aim to empower the understanding, experiencing and embodying of unity awareness to serve conscious evolution.
Jonathan Gosling - Emeritus Professor of Leadership, University of Exeter
Jonathan Gosling is emeritus professor of leadership at the University of Exeter, engaged with several initiatives around the world aiming to encourage responsible leadership.
In the UK he is lead faculty with the Forward Institute, which aims to enhance the contribution of an 'enlightened elite’ in the nation’s most influential large organisations.
He also supports teams in front-line health services across southern Africa as they find inventive ways to respond to emerging challenges - including those brought about by climate change.
He was co-founder of the One Planet MBA and has researched how societies cope with imminent collapse.
Ed Gillespie - Author, Speaker, Futurist
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Welcome back to Leading in a Climate changed World, where, we return to our interviews from before the coronavirus lockdown.
In this episode, we talk about the climate crisis with Ed Gillespie and discuss striking the right balance between hopefulness and hopelessness, and the best way to avoid overwhelming humanity into doing nothing.
Robin asks about the people and organisations showing the courage that might inspire us at this time, and whether B-Corps and business round-tables are just window dressing or are genuinely inspiring sustainable change.
Ed talks about his travels, and the communities he encountered, including tribes which have scarcely changed their way of life, for the last hundreds of years and reveals a number of initiatives, which might just help us onto the right path.
If you haven't already, do listen to Ed's podcast with Jon Richardson and Mark Stevenson: https://jonandthefuturenauts.podbean.com/
Sally Uren - CEO, Forum for the Future
In this episode, we speak to Dr Sally Uren - Chief Executive of Forum for the Future (https://www.forumforthefuture.org/).
Robin and Sally discuss the work of Forum for the Future and the principal challenges they encounter, within the organisations that they work with. They discuss how we can use the coronavirus pandemic as a dress rehearsal to address the challenges of the climate crisis, including the processes we need to keep and the type of leadership required to successfully engage with each issue.
They talk about structural inequality and how economic reform is where focus need to be made in order to make progress with long-term sustainable solutions.
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Emma Kemp - Campaigns Manager - Possible.
Emma Kemp is Campaigns Manager at UK based climate charity Possible, working on positive and practical ways to tackle the climate crisis. Emma currently leads on their innovative and exciting Climate Perks initiative, giving employers the opportunity to empower their staff to opt for flight-free travel.
find out more at https://www.wearepossible.org/