Coaching

I offer one-to-one support to help you develop your professional practice as a leader, facilitator or therapist. Sessions are available online across timezones or we can work face-to-face if possible.

Find a safe, neutral place: to express and explore your emotional responses to current ecological challenges, in both personal and professional contexts;

Deepen your understanding: of the psychology of sustainability, environmental philosophy and change processes;

Develop tools and techniques for self-care: to build your resilience and sustain yourself in the face of unprecedented challenges;

Get practical support:  with the design, development and evaluation of work projects;

Explore next steps: in your professional journey as a therapist, leader or facilitator of change;

Access resources and evidence: to create clear and credible communications;

Build your professional community: for support, insight, collaboration and access to resources.

The process starts with a free 30 minute introductory session to understand your needs and ensure that I will be able to help you. From there you can either book future sessions on a pay-as-you go basis, or contract a block of sessions against a discounted rate.

Coaching is based on one-hour conversations but often develops to include self-guided practices and exercises, as well as reading, writing and sometimes creative work. Whether or not you use these additional tools is entirely up to you.

Sessions include email follow-up. For example, to connect you with resources, referenced material or networks.

Approaching the beach from the cliff top I had a feeling something profound was going to take place. And when I met Dave it started happening. In just 36 hours I had the best reset I could have imagined and 36-months later I am still enjoying its effects. If you’re reading this and wondering if it’s right for you, just get in touch with Dave and see where life takes you. It helped me and I loved it.

Steve Malkin
Planet First

Dave has worked with me and my team for the past few years on team dynamics, programme design, and personal coaching. He is an extraordinary trainer, though that word is a dis-service here, his wealth of experience in the broad fields of outdoor education and facilitated wild experiences is un-paralleled. His attention to detail, subject knowledge, and impeccable research means all learning experiences with him are enlightening, thought provoking, and deeply practical.

Dan Ryan
Eden Project

Dave has helped me to reach a deep resolve in my choices for the direction of my life and the work that I wish to do in the world.

Charlie Németh
Teacher, Hungary

Dave has given me the confidence and capability to set and lead my global organisation’s climate strategy.

Richard Profit
PepsiCo.

I gained a massive amount of insight both personally and professionally. I was profoundly moved by the process. I came away refreshed and inspired.

Peter Wooding
Venture Scotland

Dave helped me realise that I am strong enough to make change in my life that will benefit me and others. The confidence is now in me to say what I think and not say what I think others want me to say.

Marc Forrester
YouthLink Scotland