• Mentoring walks

    Wherever you are on your sustainability journey

  • Find deeper purpose and genuine hope in a world of uncertainty

    Our mentoring walks help experienced leaders, professionals and business owners, troubled by the state of the world, to find deeper purpose and genuine hope by applying their existing skills and knowledge to further sustainability through their work and networks.

  • Pam's mentoring was a real catalyst for change and it continues to influence my work. Her passion for supporting change in a values-led and sustainable way is infectious, but Pam never pushes or forces anything, rather questioning, probing and coaching you to find your own way

    Anthony Morrow | Chair, Board of Trustees | Urban Roots

    Richard has been a great support. He is patient but at the same time is able to push and empower me to greater things. His enquiry and work on resilience and sustainable organisational change through relational practice, collaboration and adaptive leadership is incredible.

    Clare Cassidy | Senior Technical Manager | Fresh Direct (UK)

    Duncan has enabled me to have confidence in my direction and decisions and has an excellent understanding of the wider external context within which the organisation operates.

    Fiona Sinclair | Volunteer Services Manager, Mental Health | NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

    Osbert's support and advice were absolutely invaluable. By helping me to understand my aspirations and to develop practical methods to achieve them, he enabled me to take some major steps forward. I would not have progressed anywhere near as far as I have without his insight and gentle guidance.

    Kerry Riddell | Development Manager, Biodiversity & Communities | The Conservation Volunteers

  • 1

    Book

    Choose your mentor, date and location (subject to current restrictions) below. Well behaved dogs are welcome at some locations.

    2

    Meet

    Meet your mentor at a beautiful park or rural location, and walk together for two hours.

    3

    Explore

    As you walk, you and your mentor explore what matters to you and what you are looking to do.

  • Explore the next steps on your sustainability journey

    Pamela Candea

    Stirling & Glasgow

    Walking at Stirling Castle Rock and Gowan Hill (inclines and uneven paths), Kings Park (paved paths, wheelchair accessible) and Glasgow parks by arrangement. Well behaved dogs are welcome. If you’d prefer a dog-free walk, leave a message when you book.

    Osbert Lancaster

    Edinburgh

    Walking in Holyrood Park, Dalkeith Country Park (inclines and uneven paths); and Botanic Gardens (paved paths, wheelchair accessible). Well behaved dogs are welcome on sessions at Holyrood Park and Dalkeith Country Park. Lexi might join us. If you’d prefer a dog-free walk, leave a message when you book.

    Richard Profit

    English East Midlands & London

    Walking at various locations around the East Midlands and in London. Well behaved dogs welcome depending on location. If you’d prefer a dog-free walk, leave a message when you book.

    Duncan Wallace

    Edinburgh

    Walking in Holyrood Park (inclines and uneven paths) and Botanic Gardens (paved paths, wheelchair accessible). Well behaved dogs are welcome on sessions at Holyrood Park. Snowdrop might join us. If you’d prefer a dog-free walk, leave a message when you book.

    See About Us for our background and experience.

  • A gift from us

    We are happy to offer you a single session as a gift in recognition of the generosity of the countless people who have inspired and supported us over the years. After the session, you can if you wish, pay it forward by making a donation to the Natural Change Foundation to support others on their journey.

    Is it for you?

    Whatever your knowledge and experience of sustainability, our mentoring walks are for you if: (a) you care about the social and environmental crises; and (b) want to use your existing skills, expertise and connections to bring about positive change – whether in your organisation, sector, profession or community.

    Progress on your journey

    Just a single session can often reveal unexpected potential by catalysing new insights and helping you find clarity to progress on your sustainability journey. If you would like to work further with us we can offer bespoke mentor packages, in person or online, for you and your team.

    Walking outside – or not

    Walking together in green places brings a special dimension to mentoring. It's a rare opportunity to slow down and allow the living world to stimulate our senses and our creativity. But if a walk is not possible for you, we can meet in a single location, indoors or out, or indeed online. Contact us to discuss what might work for you.

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