Special Encore Show: How Can I Become an Agent for Change? – With guest Stuart Pickles

Are you considering the disruption in the world right now and wondering how you can contribute to meaningful change?

My guest Stuart Pickles has been a much-admired client and friend for almost a decade. Stuart created a very successful coaching practice with a core premise of consistently increasing the level of meaningful contribution he makes to the world. With this proactive approach, Stuart has become an inspirational agent for change. Today, he is increasingly active in the coaching and leadership of environmental sustainability, playing a leadership role in the Climate Coaching Alliance (www.climatecoachingalliance.org) and as a non-exec of Sarsen Light (www.sarsen.com), delivered projects across the globe with Leaders Quest (leadersquest.org).

With his own company Aim Higher Leadership (www.aimhigherleadership.com) he is undertaking pioneering sustainable leadership development programmes with companies including Laing O’Rourke Construction. He also writes and speaks on social and environmental activism and is co-founder of a movement and charity (Winchcombe Green Town) accelerating change in his local community.

Join us for this Special Encore show as we learn from Stuart’s inspiring approach and consider how you too can become an agent for change.

This special encore episode will be airing on 30th December 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about Stuart Pickles:

Stuart Pickles is an ex-CFO of 25 years in Unilever, Kraft, and Foster’s.  He qualified as a coach 15 years ago and established and led the internal coaching practice at Foster’s.  He then set up Aim Higher Leadership (www.aimhigherleadership.com) as a professional executive coach 10 years ago and has become a successful leadership coach working with a wide range of clients and sectors. Stuart has become increasingly active in the coaching and leadership of environmental sustainability, playing a leadership role in the Climate Coaching Alliance (www.climatecoachingalliance.org), a global membership of approx. 2000 coaches with the mission to develop the capability and confidence of coaches to enable their clients to accelerate climate action.  He is also a non-exec of tech start up Sarsen Light (www.sarsen.com), which has the mission of transforming levels of consciousness in leaders, and of wider society, to address the major systemic issues facing humanity.  He has delivered initiatives across the globe with Leaders Quest, led sustainability initiatives with LSP Leadership, is delivering pioneering sustainable leadership development programmes with companies including Laing O’Rourke Construction with his own business and for 4 years lived in Japan.  Stuart plays and is co-founder of a movement and charity (Winchcombe Green Town) accelerating change in his local community.   He also writes and speaks on social and environmental activism. 

This special encore episode will be airing on 30th December 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper has over a 30 year career worked with major global brands to small entrepreneurial ventures developing exceptional leaders, teams and highly engaged workforces. Chris has hosted since 2011 the Business Elevation show which in 2019 was the most accessed business show on the world’s leading on-line radio platform ‘Voice America’ .

He is co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House New York and in 2021 contributed to multiple international best seller ‘Play The Game’.

Chris has a reputation as an exceptional coach, consultant, facilitator and speaker. Chris also founded the Elevation Collective where exceptional people are connected to contribute to a better world. He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, lives in Leicestershire in the UK with his wife and two teenage boys and loves adventure and the natural world.

In 2019, during a mid-life crisis, he competed in Scotland’s toughest one day endurance event.

This special encore episode will be airing on 30th December 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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