Season 2 / Episode 8

What does an Activist Look Like?

Welcome to episode 8 of season 2 of The Change Troubleshooter

The Sustainability Season

Today’s episode is called: "What does an activist look like?" 

What image is conjured up we hear the word activist? We may think of dirty, straggly haired ultra extremist radical types, chained to railings or dug in, in tunnels, risking life and limb and even arrest and imprisonment, in defence of their true and noble cause, so strong are their convictions.

But if we’re honest with ourselves, we know they’re not all like that. So, what does an activist look like?

Nina spoke to Zoe Cohen, Director of Shine Coaching and Consultancy, a highly experienced Master Coach who has worked with senior leaders across every sector in the economy. 

She’s run her successful coaching practice for over 10 years and has been passionate about sustainability all her life. 

Zoe is also an active member of Extinction Rebellion. 

This episode is also available as a video, as it was recorded on Zoom. Click here to watch the video

 

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Zoe Cohen

Zoe Cohen

Zoe Cohen, Director of Shine Coaching and Consultancy is a highly experienced Master Coach who has worked with senior leaders and their teams across every sector in the economy. Zoe has run her successful coaching practice for over a decade. Zoe has been passionate about sustainability all her life; in 2014 she co-founded and was the volunteer Chair of a community energy company for three years. Zoe is a Carbon Literate coach and her work is expanding into the human, behavioural and psychological aspects of climate change awareness and action. Zoe is also an active member of Extinction Rebellion and dedicates a significant proportion of her time to activism.

She has developed a significant ‘voice’ and following on LinkedIn for her forthright posting on all aspects of the systemic drivers and consequences of the climate and ecological emergency. Zoe has also been seeking to ‘catalyse’ her own profession in this regard, in the UK and internationally, and is co-editing a book for ‘climate and ecologically conscious’ coaches.


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Season 2

Season 2

Last year Nina realised that she wasn't really paying much attention to the subject of sustainability and the growing noise around the subject, so she went on a course. Having completed Cambridge University's Sustainability Management Course earlier this year, she decided to dedicate a whole podcast season to the subject of sustainability.

Nina got in contact and set up Zoom conversations with a varied bunch of great people here in the UK but also in Canada and Los Angeles. 

Recorded on Zoom, due to social distancing, all episodes will be available as videos on Nina's Youtube channel. 

We hope you enjoy listening to/watching them as much as we enjoyed making them!

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