Beyond Denial with Mac Macartney: Leading with courage and hope

When, where & how to book

When: Wed, 24 April 2019
Time: 17:30 – 20:00 BST
Where: London, UK
Cost: Free



How do we lead beyond denial given the enormous challenge of climate breakdown we face?

From where do we access our deepest sources of courage and hope to lead the future?

There is a climate crisis in plain sight and yet it is as if we’re paralyzed. Is it the enormity of the questions or are we in denial? Greta Thunberg, 16 year old, told leaders at Davos she wanted them to panic, not hope. How do you feel/react when you see the next generation telling today’s leaders about their fears for the future? As these forces race towards us how will we and our organisations react, how will we support our people as they ask more difficult questions of us?

Whether you have been aware of these dilemmas for many years, or it is a new reality just dawning, as a leader in a business organisation, you may still be caught in a web of denial and confusion over how to lead with courage in your organisation and what part you can play. We’re gathering organistional leaders who recognise the challenges we face as well as OD, HR, L&D and sustainability leaders with responsibility for culture in their organisations to explore what can be done to prepare people and organisations to navigate this time.

Join us for an evening dialogue with Mac Macartney on April 24th, 5.30-8pm in central London.



Mac will share stories of organisations leading through these challenges. We’ll invite honest conversations to help you address:

  • What am I doing to prepare my organisation to navigate this time?
  • How do I move beyond a level of collective/organisational denial?
  • How will we find the capacity to lead with courage and hope and guide others to do the same?
  • Are my current actions sufficient given the possible speed of change and disruption?

We invite you to come and share your own stories and dilemmas and explore with us the leadership we need to lead with courage, beyond denial. We will create a space for a creative honest conversation. This is an evening to explore how we can co create an ongoing dialogue and development process for leaders who want to lead with courage beyond denial.




Who is Mac Macartney?

Mac is an international speaker, writer and change-maker. Mentored by indigenous people over many years, he has acquired profound and original insights into questions preoccupying many contemporary leaders. Mac seeks to inspire the emergence of the leader in each of us, the leader who will take courageous action for a better world. Championing A New Story of Sustainability lies at the heart of this.


Dick Baker, Future Considerations

Dick Baker

Fiona Ellis, Future Considerations

Fiona Ellis

Jackie Thoms, Future Considerations

Jackie Thoms

Jackie Thoms is an experienced coach, programme designer and facilitator. With over 20 years experience, she has designed and delivered management programmes and executive coaching for global companies.

With over 20 years consulting experience, Dick Baker supports organisations designing and facilitating change and developing new ways of working to better reflect the complexity of the modern work environment to help them navigate sustainably into the future.

Fiona Ellis has over 20 years experience as a consultant, in a range of industries, working globally, including leadership development, team coaching and individual coaching in service of organisation development.



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