In the process of facing and engaging with the issues of climate change, Karen reached a point of personal crisis in 2010. Her vitality and general sense of wellbeing had suffered; her faith in her ability to effect change had diminished; as had her ability to relate to those around her. This catharsis began a personal inquiry that now forms the basis for her Master’s thesis entitled “Sustaining hope and action in the face of climate change”, which she is currently completing through the University of Cambridge. Karen’s work as a sustainability practitioner spans more than a decade and draws on her training in ecology, counselling, personal development and sustainability leadership. Involved in research and process facilitation in this area, Karen is developing courses and programmes that deal with the intra- and interpersonal challenges that limit people’s effectiveness as change agents. Karen explores how we might tackle potentially paralyzing and emotionally overwhelming global issues such as climate change, in a way that nurtures, rather than undermines, our overall well-being, self-expression and confidence to create a sustainable flourishing world.
Karen Goldberg explores how we might tackle potentially paralyzing and emotionally overwhelming global issues such as climate change, in a way that facilitates, rather than undermines, our overall well-being, confidence and ability to effect positive change.