#152: Redefining Leadership for a Sustainable World


“If the armies of the world now numbering 22 million could be redeployed in planting in the desert, in eight years 100 million people could be rehabilitated and supplied with protein rich food, grown from virgin sand. If we could accept the challenge, and make that a One World Purpose, this would unite East and West and be the scientific and physical answer to this world’s dilemma.” Richard St. Barbe Baker”

Have you ever stopped to think if what you’re doing is sustainable?

As part of the nature, we need to ensure we are working towards a world of peace and prosperity for people and the planet. But how do we do this? What does it take to create a systematic change in order to achieve a sustainable world? How can we utilize our resources to create a positive global impact?

To help the world run better and improve people’s lives, global leaders through the United Nations developed a bold vision that’s widely gaining attention and interest both from public and private sectors, and that is the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Join me today as I talk about redefining leadership for a sustainable world. Redefining leadership starts by addressing the number one vision for all leaders, which is the UN’s SDGs.

I’ll also discuss the things that leaders can learn from nature about leadership that can help us redefine our understanding of it for a sustainable world. As well as the most important thing that a leader must work on to effectively attain these goals.

To hold this vision, we need to allow nature to support us and look within the natural world to find answers on how we need to be doing things differently and working together to create harmony.

In this episode you will learn:
  • The #1 one vision for all leaders in today’s world
  • The starling analogy and what we can learn from nature about leadership that can help us redefine our understanding of it for a sustainable world
  • The collective vision of peace and prosperity and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • What it really means to become a leader and working on one’s self
  • The most important thing that a leader should work on
  • The natural world as a mirror of reflection for the conflicts that we are facing internally within our inner landscape and nature
  • How protesting is causing disturbance to others and disruption to the system
  • The fundamental concept of interdependency between nature and humans
  • The awareness that we are all capable of creating change

Buckminster once said, “We do not create a new world by focusing on the old or destroying it. Instead, we should focus on building the new”. When we collectively come together, it is possible to make the world a better place for everyone now without destroying the possibilities of the next generation.

Now, let’s get to work and make it happen!



More about Tabitha Jayne

Tabitha Jayne is the founder and director of EarthSelf, a coaching and training company that helps leaders and organisations increase impact, influence and income in a way that’s sustainable for people and planet. 

EarthSelf also trains existing business owners to add coaching as a revenue stream to their business.

For the last ten years, Tabitha has synthesized nature and coaching, theory and practice, into a number of unique frameworks.  To ensure an evidence-based approach to her coaching methodology she completed two Masters degrees: Applied Ecopsychology and Transpersonal Psychology.

Over the years, she has coached a range of people from leaders, CEO’s, senior executives, business owners and entrepreneurs to stay-at-home mums, authors, activists and other coaches. They all have one thing in common: a drive to make a positive impact within themselves, others and the world.

Tabitha has developed coaching and training programs for social enterprises, start-ups, small business, corporate and non-profit organisations.  Through this, she’s helped clients clarify purpose and mission and ensure their values drive their decisions.  Tabitha has also designed new business models and identified ways to amplify both profit margin and social/environmental impact as well as helped with leadership and team development both within in-person and virtual environments.

Her organisational development skills have been honed over the last eighteen years and bring together a wealth of experience from:

  • founding and directing a Scottish non-profit organisation
  • managing and leading teams while developing training programs in Spain
  • running my own businesses for the last ten+ years
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