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:

Oct 15

15 October 2024 - 12 November 2024

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.

Coaching in the Climate Crisis is accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for 19 CCEs (Continuing Coach Education units) - 11 Core Competency and 8 Resource Development. 

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Giving Back

£100 of Coaching in the Climate Crisis: 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 John Gray, 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 programme 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.

    John Gray

    John Gray Faculty

    John Gray

    John Gray

    “My role as AoEC faculty allows me to combine my experience in coaching with my enthusiasm for supporting people in their professional development and personal awareness and change. I bring empathy and insight to working with those in their learning journeys, for them to find their ideal coaching model and approach.” Originally qualifying and practising as a solicitor, John has also worked at the at the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva, in grassroots peace-building in Burundi, and establishing and leading a community mediation service. Since 2001 he has been freelance offering organisational consultancy and facilitation, non-managerial supervision, and also latterly coaching. He has developed a number of professional development programmes and initiatives, including supervision skills, effective conflict skills, team building, reflective practice, managing change, and globally responsible leadership skills and practice. His coaching practice is with leaders and leadership teams, in a wide range of local, national and international organisations. In addition to his coaching, and his faculty role with AoEC, John is a part-time lecturer in leadership and management at the University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights. John’s qualifications include: · Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching · Diploma in the work of the Change Agent · Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Groupwork Skills) · Certificate in Management and Leadership · Accredited Executive Coach – AoEC

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