In pondering the subject for this blog, I considered many subjects, but sitting here in the UK one issue refuses to leave my mind and I feel compelled to write about it here: the refugee crisis.
In the sustainability field, there is plenty of talk about the "well-being of the planet" and "community well-being." But, unlike the coaching field, less attention is paid to individual well-being and the notion that a healthy happy person is more likely to apply the same principles for life to the wider world.
PwC’s 18th annual global survey of CEOs, recently released to coincide with the opening of the World Economic Forum in Davos, failed to ask business leaders if they were concerned about climate change because of their lack of interest in the subject the year before. At a time when action on climate change is more imperative than ever, this is depressing if not alarming.
Our planet (our home) is in trouble, there is little dispute. Freshwater is becoming ever scarcer, wildlife populations have declined exponentially since the 70s and the burning of fossil fuels is having horrific impacts on the environment.