The lone pine is a Bristlecone pine ...

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An old tree, a Bristlecone Pine,  was 4,862 years old when it was cut down (by mistake)...  I named my company Lone Pine as a reminder of the inherent fragility of all life. 


To  become deeply aware of the present is to become acutely aware of what the responsibilities of living as a human being on planet earth at this time in our history might entail for each one of us.

Business and the private sector have a unique role to play in that unfolding human history: In his 1971 book The spirit of democratic capitalism Michael Novak writes

"Yet if one keeps uppermost in mind the material needs of the poor, the hungry and the oppressed...one asks" what is the most effective, practical way of raising the wealth of nations? What causes wealth? I have come to think that the dream of democratic socialism is inferior to the dream of democratic capitalism, and that the latter's superiority in actual practice is undeniable." (p26)

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" democratic capitalism is not a free enterprise system alone. It cannot thrive apart from the moral culture that nourishes the values and virtues on which its existence depends"  (p56) 


My coaching and my work in education both seek to create successful leaders who look beyond themselves and take responsibility for what they see.


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"I met Louise Rickard during an advanced training for wilderness guides in the US, where she impressed me with her already profound background and knowledge in coaching, team training and wilderness seminars. During that training, I had many opportunities to witness her ability to lead, organize, reflect and interpret; shortly, to keep people safe physically, mentally and emotionally, and to support them during their personal development. Louise is a highly skilled, motivated, and responsible wilderness guide."      Volker

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