Coach Mary Gorham told me recently that she and nine others have been working at the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at Case Western Reserve’s Weatherhead School of Management, “doing research on how one’s connection to one’s inner wisdom and calling as well as one’s sense of interconnectedness to others and all species can give a deeper commitment to sustainability initiatives in corporations and other institutions. As part of this, we are identifying coaching tools and other practices that serve this effort well, and hope to bring this work to a community of businesses that are interested in embedding their sustainability strategy in their business strategy in a fuller way, in service of creating both a flourishing business and flourishing world.”
The Fowler Center’s mission is to forward the concept of business as an agent of world benefit. One of their core principles is “sustainable value” which they define as the “dynamic state that occurs when a company creates ongoing value for its shareholders and stakeholders. By ‘doing good’ for society and the environment, the company does even better for its customers and shareholders than it otherwise would.”
In Mary’s own coaching practice, she provides executive coaching, leadership development, and organizational consulting to leaders dedicated to socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable results. Among her clients are sustainability executives, nonprofit leaders, energy consultants, green tech developers, foundation executives, biofuels executives, food policy experts, and educators.
Keep up the world changing, Mary!