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Code Red Opportunity: The Why and How of Climate and Coaching

  • 18 May 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Code Red Opportunity: The Why and How of Climate and Coaching

with Josie McLean and Begum Verjee

Join this panel in an interactive discussion on what Sir John Whitmore once shared about the purpose for coaching at this time in human history. To help shift human consciousness to address the seemingly daunting challenge that is the climate and ecological crisis that even the International Panel on Climate Change now describes as a code red situation.

In this crisis is the opportunity of a lifetime to be a part of what Joanna Macey calls the Great Turning – a transformation that will engage our sense of meaning and purpose. But what does it take? We will briefly overview the current situation from a scientific perspective to answer ‘why now?’ and then explore ‘how now’ as we identify the role coaching might play, how coaching is already evolving and how you might begin to engage your clients with these important questions.


  • Josie McLean, Co-Founder of Climate Coaching Alliance https://www.climatecoachingalliance.org/
  • Begum Verjee, Ed.D., M.Ed., ACC - Life & Leadership Mental Fitness Coach, ICF Foundation, Council of Ambassador, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Consultant              

About Josie McLean

Josie McLean pictureAfter an early career as a financial analyst and corporate strategic planner, Josie became interested in the intersection between strategy, people and change. She commenced her coaching business in 1999 and became a force in pioneering the professional coaching industry in Australasia and was awarded the ICF President’s Award in 2009 in recognition of her contributions. Read more...

About Begum Verjee

Begum Verjee pictureBegum Verjee has a doctorate in Educational Leadership, and a master’s in Counselling Psychology. Begum is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and a member of the ICF Toronto Chapter. She started her coach certification training with the Faculty of Coaching at the Adler Graduate Professional School Inc. (ADLER) in 2016. She has taken additional courses in Mindfulness Self-Compassion, Living Systems Approach to Team Coaching, Positive Intelligence, among others. As a professional life and leadership coach, Begum works primarily with women entrepreneurs, academics, administrators, emerging leaders, and senior executives, particularly from under-representative, minoritized, and equity deserving groups. Read more...

Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units for this event: 1.5 - Resource Development

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