Coaching in the Climate Crisis: A Certificate in Climate Coaching

Coaching in the Climate Crisis: A Certificate in Climate Coaching

Supporting you to walk into tomorrow more equipped and with greater clarity as to how you, as a coach, can bring the climate crisis into your coaching practice. 

This three-day, accredited virtual programme is designed to both support you in enhancing your own self-awareness as a coach, whilst considering how you can bring the climate into coaching conversations and raise climate awareness in your clients.

Upcoming dates:

May 04

04 May 2023 - 18 May 2023

LocationUK/Live Virtual Sessions

Oct 02

02 October 2023 - 16 October 2023

LocationUK/Live Virtual Sessions

What you will learn

This programme is built on the AoEC climate coaching competencies of systemic thinking, coach as disruptor, behaviour change, and insight and self-management.

Within this context we will explore how to be a climate conscious coach; how to have a coaching conversation around climate change; how you can help others have a conversation around climate change; and how and when to introduce climate change into your existing coaching. This programme will also introduce you to a selection of climate coaching models and tools, and consider how to align your own coaching practice with the climate crisis.

Each of the three modules will integrate climate coaching practice and feedback, helping you to develop your competence and confidence when bringing the climate crisis into coaching conversations.

By the end of this programme you will understand how each of the climate coaching competencies informs your own practice, and how to be a climate conscious coach.

Climate Coaching Competency Graphic

AoEC Climate Coaching Competencies

How you learn

You will be introduced to the latest models, tools, and approaches to climate coaching, but you will also work a lot on yourself: both as a coach and as a human! This work around insight and self-management allows you to embody the climate coaching mindset and stand by your client. Your learning is supported through demonstrations, daily small group coaching practice, and opportunities to establish and maintain connections with nature.

The programme comprises three modules over three days. The modules are scheduled to allow time for reading and reflection between each day. We also encourage you to initiate climate coaching conversations between days one, two, and three to apply your learning and build your experience.

Your learning experience

All three days of this programme will run virtually via Zoom, as we wish to maximise accessibility for participants and to minimise the carbon footprint.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of how to be a climate conscious coach 
  • Awareness of your own position on climate coaching 
  • Insight into a systemic approach to climate coaching
  • Familiarity with the AoEC climate coaching competencies
  • Experience of practising and evaluating climate coaching
  • Clarification of your own coaching ethics


This is a certificate level programme; on completion you will receive a certificate of attendance from the AoEC.

This programme is accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for 19 CCEUs (Continuing Coach Education Units) - 11 Core Competencies and 8 Resource Development.

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Giving Back

£100 of Coaching in the Climate Crisis and a Certificate in Climate Coaching will be donated to Cool Earth via Work for Good.

This virtual gift represents a donation to Cool Earth's rainforest conservation work and is the approximate value to sponsor a hectare of forest for one year. We will purchase the gift on behalf of each programme cohort.

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    Who is this programme for?

    Coaching in the Climate Crisis is for qualified coaches who want to bring the climate into coaching conversations and raise climate awareness in their clients.

    If you are unsure as to whether this programme is right for you, please feel free to get in touch.

    Is this always run virtually?

    All three days of this programme will run virtually via Zoom, as we wish to maximise accessibility for participants and to minimise the carbon footprint.

    How many people per programme?

    This programme has a maximum of 18 participants with two faculty to ensure we deliver a high-quality learning experience.

    Do I need to do any preparation before the programme?

    There is a small amount of pre-course reading and watching of videos to complete before day one of this programme.

    Who are the Faculty?

    The programme is delivered by two members of AoEC faculty. In 2022 the faculty are George Warren and Kirstie McLachlan, both of whom led the design of the programme.

    Find out more about them on our People Page.

    How do I apply?

    You can apply for this programme using the form available on this webpage.

    If you would like to find out more before applying, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be delighted to help you in any way we can.


    George Warren

    George Warren Faculty

    George Warren

    George Warren

    Based in Wales, George is an ICF accredited executive coach, facilitator and consultant. After a year living in Argentina, George enjoyed nine years in senior management positions in the travel industry. It was here that he noticed that, each time after being coached, he felt unstoppable, that he could tackle any problem. Following up his interest, he studied and practiced coaching, enjoying the challenge of introducing a coaching culture and style to businesses. It was while attending the AoEC’s Practitioner Diploma program that he realised coaching was in his bones. He set up his own practice shortly after graduating, and hasn’t looked back since. An internationalist at heart, George loves nothing more than understanding different cultures and approaches. He has coached clients across Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australasia and Africa. He is deeply passionate about the topics of confidence, potential and enjoying a life and career in line with one’s values.

    Kirstie McLachlan

    Kirstie McLachlan Faculty

    Kirstie McLachlan

    Kirstie McLachlan

    Kirstie started professional life as a qualified Social Worker which gave her a good understanding of human behaviour and enabled her to develop the interpersonal skills and resilience required for public sector work. After some years in Social Work, Kirstie returned to university to study for a Masters in Public Health. This gave her academic rigor, later complemented with leadership training at the London Business School. Kirstie worked both in the UK and abroad in the public and third sectors, both in commissioning and provider management. In her twenty-two years in the NHS she worked both at field level and at Board level, giving her an unforgettable experience of organizational complexity. Kirstie’s work as an NHS leader gave her a strong commitment to leadership development. She worked part time for four years for the University of Birmingham as a Senior Lecturer on the Masters in Healthcare Leadership before deciding to focus exclusively on coaching as a key tool for leadership development. Kirstie’s brings her understanding of adult learning principles to her work as Faculty for the AoEC on both the Coaching Certificate and Executive Coaching Practitioner Diploma programmes. In her work as an Executive Coach, Kirstie holds the AoEC Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching, and is accredited at ACC level with the International Coaching Federation. In addition, she has trained with the Centre for Supervision Training and Development, Bath and offers coach supervision.

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