Penny Walker is an independent facilitator who helps people change their organisations and sectors for the better. Her main focus is facilitating conversations which lead to collaboration, organisational change and learning, in service of sustainable development.
She’s helped people: create a research road-map for UK photovoltaics; agree where to let the sea come in; work in their communities to bring in renewables and low-carbon energy; decide whether to live together in a commune; work out how to change their organisations.
She has worked with Unilever, Network Rail, the Environment Agency, Ofgem, Greenpeace, ISEAL Alliance, the European Commission, and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, helping them to have more effective conversations with friends and foes about difficult, complex subjects.
She has been a long-time tutor on the acclaimed Post-Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business programme at the University of Cambridge. She writes regularly on how sustainability people can use insights from the world of change and interpersonal skills. A second edition of her first book, Change Management for Sustainable Development, was published in 2017. She also wrote Working Collaboratively: a practical guide to achieving more (Routledge/Greenleaf, 2013). A Fellow of IEMA, Chartered Environmentalist, qualified coach and a Certified Professional Facilitator, brings her process skills to the task of building the future we want.