The lone pine is a Bristlecone pine ...
At 4,767 years old it is probably the world's oldest known living tree. It lives in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in the White Mountains of Eastern California. An older tree, which was 4,862 years old when it was cut down, was (by mistake) felled by students in 1964.
The single Lone Pine that remains therefore symbolises the stark beauty and ancient wisdom of the natural world juxtaposed with its fragility. I've named my business Lone Pine to have, and be, a constant reminder of this story.
I am a theoretical evolutionary ecologist by training, and I've worked in international environmental policy for many years. That experience showed me how the world we live in is becoming increasingly complex: it is
(i) changing rapidly (globalisation, technology, individualism...)
(ii) increasingly difficult to manage and steer (multi-actor society) and
(iii) its problems are more persistent (complex, uncertain, high risks, multiple stakeholders)
To tackle these problems I think we will need creative solutions alongside reliable societal and ethical compasses to know how to use those solutions responsibly; and most of all the will and vision to actually go for and make the changes that are needed in the world.
So I work to support individuals, leaders and visionaries - courageous people from all walks of life who will go on to shape the future by taking hold of what is important to them and making changes in their own lives, and in the lives of those in their communities. I do that because I believe that when individuals truly flourish then so do their communities and so does the world around them.
I have trained in pedagogy- in particular in experiential and dialogic teaching; I love imparting my passion and curiosity for the world outdoors and for natural history; I also teach university business students to think more broadly about the world and their role in it, and I am a volunteer search and rescue team leader and pre-hospital medic in my local area.
Deryn Holland is a highly experienced coach and educator. She specializes in working across cultures and countries. her linked in profile is here
Marie Ann Ostlund is a skilled facilitator and mediator with a strong interest in organisations and technology. She works with Louise to provide facilitation and training workshops to organisations, especially in Sweden and Europe. See Marie Ann's linked in profile and CV.
Stephen Bushell is a very knowledgeable Jungian analyst and psychotherapist link