Speaker and facilitator on the psychological aspects of climate and mindset change
Steffi supports leaders, teams and companies to:
transform the way people think, feel and act
apply systems informed psychological knowledge in building a regenerative future
prepare people to face difficult truths and climate related distress with grounded resourcefulness
increase resilience and innovative thinking in the face of change
attend to the hidden parts of the back, that can lead to unintended consequences
connect the vision of the organisation with the organisational culture
reflect on necessary disturbance as an agent for change
Steffi works with organisations who are serious about:
making a positive impact in the world
supporting their staff through unprecedented demands for change
preventing organisational burnout
addressing cultural obstacles to change
Clients include large multinational companies, government, financial services, higher education, the NHS, the mental health field and the non-governmental sector.
PRESS AND MEDIA
BBC IDEAS DOCUMENTARY ON CLIMATE ANXIETY
The climate psychologist Steffi Bednarek shares her experience of working with climate anxiety, a new phenomenon that differs from other forms of anxiety
ABOUT STEFFI BEDNAREK
Steffi is an internationally recognised thought leader and consultant on climate psychology, systems thinking, and trauma informed organisational change. Her work combines 20 years of experience as a highly trained psychotherapist, trauma therapist and community psychologist coupled with a training with leading systems thinkers (Fritjof Capra, Nora Bateson) and years of experience of working as a consultant with the corporate sector, government, financial services and large NGOs.
Steffi applies in depth psychological knowledge and a living systems perspective to exploring and at times potently challenging the mindset with which we approach the inter-connected problems of our time. Her work goes beyond a superficial quick-fix and brings necessary 'de-rangement' to habitual patterns of thinking, so that things can come out re-arranged.
Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the BBC, Ed Miliband’s “Reasons to be cheerful’ Podcast, Resurgence Magazine & the Ecologist, and numerous international publications. Steffi is co-founder and co-editor of the 'Explorations into climate Psychology' journal. Her book 'Climate, Psychology and Change' will be published by Confer in 2023.
“Very rarely have I experienced such skilful insight, facilitation and the holding of space to enable deep thought and reflection. Steffi’s professionalism and experience is now enabling me to think different thoughts and to reconsider some approaches to both my work and my personal life. I very highly recommend her to you. I very much hope to work with her again in the future”.
Simon Brammer, Head of Cities, Ashden Trust
As we move towards a low-carbon economy, everyone’s work will be affected by the huge changes that lie ahead.
We need to develop innovative approaches to complex problems, but the solutions we come up with often operate with the same mindset that created the problem in the first place.
We need new ways of seeing in order to tell new stories.