Understanding human behavior at the deepest levels is no longer an option. It’s an imperative.

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We know more than ever about the immense scale and magnitude of the challenges facing humanity on a finite planet. However, we also understand more about creativity, resilience, and problem-solving than ever before. At the intersection of neuroscience, behavioral sciences, clinical psychology, psychosocial research and public health, are insights uniquely suited for meeting our immense challenges. Insights we can be accessing, applying and scaling. No matter the challenge or context. Each of us has the ability to be a catalyst for exactly the kind of changes needed most today.

CONSULTING

I work with a range of organizations across sectors, applying proven psychosocial methods for engagement, brand strategy, research design, insights and messaging.
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SPEAKING

I present to groups internationally to share insights, challenge assumptions and provoke deeper thinking about how we can be more effective and inspired.
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TEACHING

I design deep dive courses, trainings, workshops, and capacity building for organizations, foundations, universities and the public.
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Understanding human behavior at the deepest levels is no longer an option. It’s an imperative.

We know more than ever about the immense scale and magnitude of the challenges facing humanity on a finite planet. However, we also understand more about creativity, resilience, and problem-solving than ever before. At the intersection of neuroscience, behavioral sciences, clinical psychology, psychosocial research and public health, are insights uniquely suited for meeting our immense challenges. Insights we can be accessing, applying and scaling. No matter the challenge or context. Each of us has the ability to be a catalyst for exactly the kind of changes needed most today.

CONSULTING

I work with a range of organizations across sectors, applying proven psychosocial methods for engagement, brand strategy, research design, insights and messaging.
READ MORE

SPEAKING

I present to groups internationally to share insights, challenge assumptions and provoke deeper thinking about how we can be more effective and inspired.
READ MORE

TEACHING

I design deep dive courses, trainings, workshops, and capacity building for organizations, foundations, universities and the public.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Renee is an internationally recognized thought leader and adviser, and works with organizations, professionals, and practitioners from government, business, philanthropic, and non-governmental sectors to design research tools, brand strategy, trainings, workshops, engagement practices, and strategies suited for the uniquely challenging nature of environmental work.

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Experts are starting to tackle dealing with climate change anxiety | ThinkProgress

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Selling the Science of Climate Change | Climate One

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Why Environmental Approaches Need Reboot | Earthgauge

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How To Hack Our Psychology To Take More Eco-Friendly Actions | MBG

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Reducing Desire for Ivory: A Psychosocial Guide to Address Ivory Consumption | WWF

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Why is it So Hard for Canada to Have a Real Conversation about Pipelines? | DesmogCanada

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Renee generously offered her expertise to Living in the Future’s Past, a film exploring our role in the environment. Her work advances the power of invitation, rather than preaching, helping us get beyond the ideological traps that keep us stuck in old patterns of behavior. Her contributions made the film stronger.

Susan Kucera, director | Living in the Future’s Past

Renee is working at the forefront of exploring deeper levels of how people respond to environmental issues, and what this means for new ways of communicating with and engaging people. She brings great sensitivity and insight to her work on psychological dimensions of sustainability. It is a perspective and orientation that is urgently needed in environmental scholarship and research, and one that is often missing.

Paul Hawken | Executive Director, Project Drawdown

I have learned a great deal from Renee’s work on producing the landscape report on climate change engagement, which then inspired our new Climate Field Guide. It’s really helped me navigate this emerging space.

Bruce Lowry | Director of Policy and Advocacy, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Renee is rare combination of brilliant scientific researcher, strategic consultant and creative thinker. She brings a deep understanding of both climate science as well as human psychology to teams I've worked with her on. For the Alliance for Climate Education’s climate conversations campaign, she was an invaluable thinker, collaborator and trainer. I highly recommend working with her.

Jonah Sachs | CEO, Free Range Studios

I regard Renee’s work as one of the most significant voices today addressing our environmental challenges.

Elizabeth Thompson | Founding Director, The Buckminster Fuller Challenge