We found at an emotional level, that many coaches find thinking about climate change tough, which has implications for Coaches, Coaching Supervisors and Coaching Psychologists.
For example from the discussion: What if people around me are still in firm denial about climate change, and I fear for my reputation? How will I be seen if I introduce this?
What if I become angry with my client for having a disregard for the subject, when I care so deeply about it? Outrage and frustration is common.
Such questions can be explored in coaching supervision.Working-with-Emotions
It appears to be common to feel differently about the issue on different days of the week and in contact with different clients, leading to the questions:
How am I feeling about all this today?
How do I manage this and prevent overspill into my sessions without ignoring what my emotions are informing me about?
How can I maintain a sense of who I am as a coaching professional, and my identity in relation to this topic of climate change?