Ross Rowe (He/Him)

Coach, Ross Rowe Coaching

About Ross Rowe

I am a problem solving and executive life coach accredited with the World Institute for Action Learning and the International Coach Federation. I have over 25 years of workplace experience in environmental science and management. I coach for the beauty of life, wonder of diversity and rewards of exploring.

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?


Areas of expertise

Land/Water Management Species Management Human resources

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?


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Nov 17, 2022

So good to hear this progress for our conservation catalysts. Keep stepping up!

Aug 18, 2022

Great topic Kirsty - sadly 3am in Canberra, Australia is not good for my sleep & wellbeing :(

I trust its a great point of connection.


Mar 03, 2022

Thanks for sharing your insights and wisdom Lucy and Ussi. Flipping the script on single use plastics (e.g. cling wrap for food) is something I find challenging. It has been easy to reduce and often OK to go to reusable plastic containers. I note how helpful it is to have others in our daily life that encourage us to uphold our sustainability values, especially when it is inconvenient.  

Mar 03, 2022

Congratulations Ussi - so much insight and growth is evident in your journey. Lovely wisdom about the transition from starting at scratch to being in a position of experience. 

Nov 25, 2021
Replying to Kristi Foster

This looks great! Will there be a recording available for those who can't make the time zone?

Here's the link to the recording, slides and handout Kristi.

I trust you find it helpful.


Nov 19, 2021

Hi Lara - here's a recipe for success when experiencing bullying and harassment.

Bullying and Harassment – 10 Steps to success

Bullying and harassment are behaviours that result in a person feeling discriminated, intimidated, coerced, wronged or abused. Such behaviours pose a risk to a person’s health and safety and whilst there are often laws against such behaviour, it is a common experience at work, home and socially.

Management actions and interpersonal exchanges that are reasonable and conducted reasonably (respectful and courteous, sensitive to culture and context) are not bullying and harassment.

Here’s a 10-step recipe for success when you think you may be experiencing or observing bullying and harassment

  1. Identify your safe places and people.
  2. Accept challenging emotions as healthy.
  3. Check definitions of harassment and bullying.
  4. Clarify your experience - distinguish what happened (facts), thoughts (interpretation), feelings and impacts.
  5. Get clear on what you want.
  6. Keep notes of events based on 4 and 5.
  7. Consider formal and informal responses.
  8. Set a personal growth objective.
  9. Be responsible for your choices and responses.
  10. Set measures of success based solely on what you can control.

 Link to WildHub 2021 Festival workshop recording

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Nov 19, 2021

Hi Lara, a welbeing recipe.

The Meaning of work and life

People with a strong sense of meaning and purpose, experience a high quality of life and sense of well-being.

We choose the meaning we attach to work and life for various reasons (sometimes we forget them). Consider to what extent these factors shape the meaning you have adopted (or want to adopt) for your work and life:

  • Values (e.g. family, money, status, the environment)
  • Human needs (e.g. food, shelter, sex, certainty, variety, autonomy, belonging, growth, contributing)
  • Gains and pains
  • What I get to do or not do (say or not say, believe or not believe)
  • Emotional comfort

Actions and time spent consistent with our values and purpose in life leads to success, happiness and wellbeing. Actions and time spent inconsistent with our values and purpose, leads to unease, discomfort, frustration and low self respect.

 Link to WildHub 2021 Festival workshop recording

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Nov 19, 2021

Communicating with emotional intelligence

Communication is about giving or receiving information, typically for a purpose such as teaching, inspiring, or influencing the behaviour of another person or group. It can occur via written or spoken words, sounds, gestures and expressions.

To communicate clearly and with emotional intelligence try this recipe for success:

  1. Distinguish your observation, thoughts, feelings, wants and impacts.
  2. Communicate about your experience or perspective on a matter using ‘I’ statements.
  3. Avoid ‘you’ statements trigger defensive in the other party, people can’t listen well if they are defending or needing to justify themselves.

For example, I saw John hit Fred (observation); I think it is wrong for John to hit Fred (thought); I feel angry (emotion); I am focusing on what happened and have stopped writing my report (impact); I want the workplace to be safe and free of violence (want)

Link to WildHub 2021 Festival workshop. Connect with Ross on LinkedIn or