A very warm welcome to Being in Nature.
Hello, I'm Karen. I provide nature-based coaching and facilitation services for people who are looking for inspiration and positive change, who are open to deepening their connection with Nature.
Perhaps you feel troubled about the world and want to find authentic hope, to feel more inspired and positive about the future? Or perhaps you're someone who longs for the deep sense of connection that we only get from being plugged in to Nature, but you don't know how exactly to find it? Maybe you feel called to making a real difference in the world, to playing your part in creating a kinder, fairer, greener society, and you're not sure yet what that might look like for you?
I work with people who want their lives to feel more fulfilling and aligned with their deepest values. I love to work with you if you're tired of Business-as-Usual and are longing to belong to a growing movement of individuals, businesses and communities who are creating a brighter future for our descendants, those of us who want to be good ancestors. I work with activists, change-makers, conscious leaders and ethical entrepreneurs who are looking to turn anxiety, despair, or overwhelm into fuel for positive, ethical, life-affirming action.
If any of this speaks to you, or piques your curiosity, please take a look at the other pages here. I hope you enjoy looking around my website and if you have any questions, I'd love to hear from you.
Hi, I'm Karen Scott (aka "Marigold Mopp" on Facebook). Here's a little about me, if you'd like to know who's behind Being in Nature and where I'm coming from.
I've had a life-long love of Nature since growing up in a small Wiltshire village, spending my childhood days outdoors, enjoying the thriving wildlife. I'm originally from Wales and that's where I live now, in the stunningly beautiful county of Pembrokeshire, way out West. My deep love and reverence for Nature has never left me and I love to share its gifts with the people I work with.
In my working career, I've managed and delivered social and community front-line services for over 30 years, working with people from many different walks of life. My work has supported marginalised people, as well as those in the mainstream- private, public and third sector people and agencies. I've especially enjoyed rural development work, supporting people to create more thriving, sustainable and connected local communities. I've also set up and managed several charitable companies and ran my own training and coaching practice, The Art of Change, in the early 2000s.
In tandem with my work in the external world, I've been a dedicated explorer in the inner realms for over 30 years. My own path through life has brought some traumatic life events; a recurrent theme for me has been the sudden deaths of loved ones, including several in deeply shocking circumstances. These experiences have led me to inquire within, participating and training in several healing modalities including: counselling, coaching, mindfulness, nature connection practices, energy meridian therapies and the Work That Reconnects. Nature has been my solace, strength and support throughout.
The coaching and facilitation services I now offer arise from the confluence of these inner and outer life streams, drawing on deep wellsprings of experience, practice, training and knowledge. At the heart of it all , I have a deep reverence for Nature and the undervalued feminine qualities of listening, silence and slowing down, much needed antidotes to the pressures, busy-ness and rushing of modern life.
‘The times are urgent, let us slow down’- a quote by Yuruban elder Bayo Akomolafe, is my mantra in these troubled times.
In addition to my working life, I'm a doting grandmother to twin toddlers, a keen gardener and a lover of walks in the beautiful landscapes of my beloved Pembrokeshire. I also love music and dancing, festivals and the company of good friends,with delicious food and wine.