If your conservation team is experiencing these issues, I can help:
- Lack of organizational clarity, focus, and results
- Stress and conflict on conservation teams
- Blame, judgment, and sense of enemies or "us against them"
- Lack of creativity, energy, hope
- Compassion fatigue
- Lack of fun, joy, companionship
Please contact me if you would like to know how to improve organizational and personal satisfaction, as well as effectiveness through what I have to offer.
In More Detail:
Social psychology offers the promise of understanding, predicting, and affecting human thought and behavior toward wildlife in ways that can improve our ability to achieve conservation goals.
(Michael J. Manfredo in "Who Cares About WildLife")
If you would like to be more effective as a conservation team and experience greater satisfaction, I suggest you consider the human dimensions of your work. I will gladly speak to you on the phone or via email to see if my experiences and skills can positively contribute to your efforts or organization.
If you are experiencing conflict, dissatisfaction, or trouble listening to one another, you might choose an introductory workshop or day's training in Compassionate Communication and Restorative Circles for members of the conservation team or organization.
If you are having trouble discussing complex ethical or moral situations and making appropriate action plans you might choose an introductory workshop or day's training and practice seminar in Socioscience. Members of the conservation team or organization learn the basics of ethics and social and emotional intelligence.
If you have had recent emotional turmoil and loss, such as working with an environmental disaster, loss or suffering of nonhuman life, or inner organizational stress, you might choose a day's training and practice in grief and loss, as well as intrapersonal coping skills. (see Socioscience and Compassionate Communication above).
I will follow up all interactions with ongoing support, consisting of email, phone calls, coaching, and monthly short presentations and practice meetings.
As a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication, veterinarian specializing in conservation medicine, and Unitarian Universalist minister my consultation weaves together the following resources:
Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management and Conservation
Conflict Management and Mediation
Nonviolent Communication (Compassionate Communication)
Social and Emotional Intelligence
Grief, Loss, and Bereavement Support
Journalism, with video and photography capabilities