Speaker and facilitator on the psychological aspects of climate and mindset change
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 solutions to complex problems, but the solutions 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.
Most policies and initiatives presume that people are purely logical creatures that will respond to information and change in purely logical ways. The irrational, reactive, volatile and defended aspects of the human psyche are not taken into consideration. The psychological dimension of climate change is not a nice add-on, but a fundamental part in creating a regenerative future.
ABOUT STEFFI BEDNAREK
Steffi is an internationally recognised thought leader and consultant on climate psychology, systems thinking, and trauma informed organisational change. She has 20 years of clinical experience in evidence based practice. She has worked as a consultant to government, the corporate sector, global financial institutions and large international NGOs.
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.
She is an associate of the Climate Psychology Alliance, member of the Climate Coaching Alliance and co-founder and co-editor of the 'Explorations into climate Psychology' journal.
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.
Steffi’s talks and workshops support leaders and companies to:
transform the way people think, feel and act
apply psychological knowledge in building a regenerative future
prepare people to face climate related distress
increase resilience, motivation and performance in the face of change
attend to the hidden parts of the organisation that can block change
connect the vision of the organisation with the organisational culture
transform stress, fear and stagnation into sustainable action
“Steffi's deep knowledge, and nuanced presentation was instrumental in the event being a huge success, leading to an increase of 43% in our sustainability ambassador membership. Much of the post event feedback specifically mentioned how the ideas that Steffi shared were the key takeaways for the audience.
Christian Hull, BNY Mellon
“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
“Steffi was a force field for creative change.
She is potently challenging to complicity while still being empathic, warm hearted and cooly clear”
Jennifer Revell, ESG, Estee Lauder Company
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