I am an RD1st coach, and started out as a biologist. I studied conservation and botany, amongst other subjects and learnt then (1998) about climate change as the great challenge of our times. I worked in Amazonian Ecuador and in Northwest Pakistan, studying plants and their uses, and later in a Kew Gardens based charity, in ineffective attempts to address the ecological crisis of our generation.
As an essentially creative person I later moved into design and art as a focus for my work. I am now working in the realm of connecting us back to our natural, creative selves, bringing together all that I have learnt and experienced as a biologist, conservationist, digital designer, business owner and artist. I've been growing in understanding of the shamanic practices I first encountered in the Amazon, and have trained last year as a coach so that I can support others to do their best thinking.
I believe climate change and ecological crisis is a strong call to action to change many aspects of our understanding of the world - to come into creating new stories, habits, ways of connecting, and views of ourselves in the world.