Coaching

Expert support for sustainability professionals.

My coaching programme will help you to:

Develop advanced facilitation skills for working with complex personal, social and ecological issues.

Create psychologically savvy change strategies based on ecological principles.

Explore how to research and evaluate change initiatives using cutting-edge methods.

Engage stakeholders using psychological concepts and techniques.

Design transformative outdoor experiences for personal well-being and sustainable living.

Find ways to sustain yourself in challenging times. Transform overwhelm into action.

Explore ways to cope with eco-trauma, climate grief and eco-anxiety.

Explore next steps in your professional journey as a leader or facilitator of change.

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

Get expert support for the development of specific projects at work.

Improve relationships with other people and the rest of nature through psychological insights.

Tap into your creativity and use it to help create a more vibrant, beautiful and sustainable world.

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

Develop strategies for dealing with conflict around ecological issues.

The process starts with a free 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. Sessions are available online across timezones, or we can work face-to-face if possible.

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 to connect you with resources, referenced material or networks.

Ecopsychology Coaching

Sandra Cunningham

I have worked with Dave since 2014, firstly through the online Ecopsychology course and more recently by engaging with him as my coach. He has a richness of knowledge, wisdom and experience that I feel so lucky to be able to access – and my only wish is I had found him sooner.

His grounded, open and, I think, quite modest style heartens me greatly in a world where humility often seems scarce. I leave every session with Dave feeling energised, inspired, renewed and hopeful on this emergent journey of mine. To anyone who wants to understand what it really means to climb down from our human superiority and truly inhabit the world as nature intended – and lead others in doing so – I can’t recommend Dave enough.

Peter Wooding

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

Danielle Levy

A considerate, generous, and passionate coach – I am thankful to have had the opportunity to collaborate with David!

Marc Forrester

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.

Steve Malkin

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.

Dan Ryan

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

Dave’s deft touch can be found as traces of invisible thread through many of Eden Project’s experiential learning programmes. He is a gentle and artful consultant that will help you make the most of the resources you have to hand; be it people, places, kit, knowledge, or time. He is equally capable of directing you, unblocking your problems, or simply guiding you towards the right solution for your programme needs.

Charlie Németh

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.

Richard Profit

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