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Dr Roger Maitland
Evidenced based research into climate action and coaching with Dr. Roger Maitland, Rita Symons and Dr. Sezer Bozkus Kahyaoglu
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As climate change intensifies, pressures associated with the sustainability transition are increasingly experienced by coaches and their clients. To respond to this, the EMCC Global Centre for Excellence in Climate Action and Sustainability and the Research Centre for Excellence conducted extensive research which sought to understand how coaches are addressing climate change in their practice, and perceiving their role, practice, and ethical boundaries. The interdependent nature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) means that multi-stakeholder partnerships are critical for success. As part of a partnership framework, the United Nations advocates for the use of coaching and mentoring to build high impact multiple stakeholder partnerships to address the SDGs. This session will report on the survey conducted with coaches, team coaches, mentors and supervisors in 2022. Join us as we explore this important topic and the implications for ethics and practice.


Roger is a transition coach who partners with leaders, teams and organisations to thrive as they transition to a more sustainable future. His coaching focuses on developing the adaptive capacity necessary to create results in fast-changing environments. Roger’s experience as an entrepreneur and in coaching and consulting across emerging and developed economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the USA has highlighted the importance of understanding context and resulted in a passion for the development of futures and systems thinking. Roger is a founding member and director of LifeLab, a coaching organisation that enables leaders, teams and organisations to navigate transitions through individual and group coaching. He is a research fellow and adjunct faculty member at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Roger holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Corporate Sustainability) from the University of Cape Town, and a M.A. Professional Development (Coaching), passed with distinction, from Middlesex University. He is an accredited coach at the Master Practitioner level with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC Global).

South Africa
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