Hello, I'm Hannah. I love being outdoors. I am an optimist, a connector, a champion of the quieter voices and a curious, enquiring soul. I enjoy being with people who are asking difficult questions, and who are not afraid to look for answers in unexpected places. I am interested in the natural world, and in systems - and in how spending time in the former can help us humans to get better at thinking about the latter. I bring all of this together in my nature-based coaching and facilitation practice.
I bring an experiential, multi-sensory, place-based approach to my work. I have trained in Co-Active Coaching with the Coaches Training Institute, in Eco-Therapy at Schumacher College and in Creative Facilitation practice with Partners for Youth Empowerment. I am a Street Wisdom Street Wizard and learned tools and techniques for nature-based work with the Natural Change Foundation and the Wildwise Outdoor Leadership Foundation. I have adventured with Outward Bound and explored group process with Zenergy. I am a member of the Association for Nature and Forest Therapy.
In the UK, my anchor is The Point People, a collective of systems thinkers and doers whose work spans and connects diverse endeavour. In New Zealand, my lodestar is the Enspiral network. I am an Associate of the Social Enterprise Academy and collaborate too with The Liminal Space and the Extraordinary Adventure Club. I have worked extensively with young people - developing an award-winning British Council programme in the Middle East and running leadership retreats for young social entrepreneurs. I have worked on learning journeys for senior leaders and career-changers in India with Journeys for Change.
Other highlights of my journey so far include running one of Oxfam’s most successful bookshops, setting up the UK arm of leading social business Better World Books and developing ventures with the Young Foundation. I am a Winston Churchill Fellow and once wrote a Masters thesis challenging our cultural obsession with heroic individuals. For me, it's always about eco-systems...
I split my time between the UK and New Zealand. I am lucky enough to call both places home.