Dr. Josie McLean - CCA

What are coaches being called to do? How the more-than-human world of our shared ecology can be a conscious part of every coaching conversation.

Climate Change and the ecological crisis is one of the most daunting challenges we face as the human species.  We each bear responsibility and can take actions and our role as coaches gives often unique access to leaders who are central to how the future plays out in the short timescale left (scientists believe to 2030) where we may mitigate some of the effects of our heating globe.   
The Covid-19 pandemic underlines the depth of the interdependence between parts of our society and the natural world.  This has often transformed both thinking and responses – just a few weeks before our talk, the Climate Coaching Alliance will have hosted a second 24-hour conversation, exploring the practices coaches are developing engaging Earth as a stakeholder in our work.  
So how do we use this opportunity to harvest the learning that the unfolding climate and ecological crises present? Together we’ll explore how the more-than-human world of our shared ecology can be a conscious part of every coaching conversation, share frameworks and opportunities for practice development.


After an early career as a corporate strategic planner, Josie was one of the early pioneers of professional coaching in Australia. In 2003 Josie was President of ICF Australasia and accepted the ICF President’s award in 2009. Josie’s doctoral research into organizational sustainability, emergent change and complexity was completed in 2017. She has co-founded two not for profit organizations in addition to the Climate Coaching Alliance. Josie’s most recent book is Big Little Shifts: A practitioner’s guide to complexity for organizational change and adaptation (2020). Josie is a constant learner, activist and provocateur at heart.

Dr. Josie McLean