In this inspiring interview with my friend Anne Therese, we speak about the importance of doing the inner work and cultivating a strong conscious inner game so we can each take a stand to lead in a way that supports life and builds the kind of workplace and world that we want to live and thrive in. Anne and I both speak to the importance of and the how to of climate activism and optimism. As we near the end of the year, this feels like a perfect ending to a perfect transformational storm. May it serve you well.
“It’s OK for our hearts to be broken over the world. What else is a heart for?”
– Joanna Macy
Anne Therese co-founded Role Models Management in 2017, a talent agency that puts ethics, sustainability, and social justice at the core of our business. She also started the climate optimist podcast and is creating an inspiring following with her passion on this topic around the world.
[:01] Carley reflects on the journey of this year and introduces today’s guest, climate activist and optimist Anne Therese.
[4:38] Anne shares the why behind the passion and optimism she brings to the world.
[10:30] How Anne transformed herself from angry activist to climate optimist.
[13:54] Is it really okay to be angry and anxious about the current state of the world?
[18:07] The power of approaching activism and climate change with a “we” mindset, open mindedness and an attitude of fun.
[21:49] The daily practices that lend to Anne’s optimism include gathering strength from her community and cultivating respect for her body.
[25:48] The role that connecting with nature plays in achieving balance and clarity.
[32:58] How to fully feel the emotions that come with the awareness of the suffering and love that we have for the planet.
[38:16] Optimism and healing can be found in the gift of presence and the power of active hope.
[40:10] Conversations that have given Anne hope and inspiration in her quest for change.
[45:08] Understanding the intersection of limiting plastic consumption, death, and slowing down.
[52:40] Carley shares the experiences she has had with composting, limiting waste and changing her habits.
[57:30] Six climate actions you can take right now and as you move into the new year.