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Anne Therese Gennari

Anne Therese Gennari

Keynote Speaker: Founder of The Climate Optimist, Educator & Author of "The Climate Optimist Handbook"

Anne Therese Gennari Biography

Anne Therese Gennari is a TEDx speaker, educator, and author of The Climate Optimist Handbook. As a workshop host and communicator, Gennari focuses on shifting the narrative on climate change so that we can act from courage and excitement, not fear. She has taught courses and lectured on climate optimism in various forms at numerous schools, including City College of New York, Columbia University, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

She has also worked collaboratively with companies like BMW and Tetra Pak on a collection of projects and has hosted motivational workshops for many more. "The Climate Optimist Handbook" is the product of almost ten years of Gennari's passionate pursuit of knowledge and understanding about climate change.

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Anne Therese Gennari Speaking Topics

The Case for Optimism in Climate Communication

Understand the importance of behavioral psychology in climate communication and how to use it to not just help companies grow, but ultimately change the world.

How do you communicate climate action from a lens of excitement and opportunity instead of responsibility and shame? Understanding the difference can be game-changing for a brand trying to position itself as a climate-positive company. Not surprisingly, it comes down to how you make the consumer feel. Although climate change is becoming a more and more present topic in most of our minds, the ability to act, or the motivation to do so, is rarely there.

As brands and corporations play an important role in the green transition, their influence in climate communications not only positions them to become leaders in their industries, but in society. Leaders and communicators at companies of any size will better understand the psychology behind climate communication and how to plant seeds of curiosity, hope, and excitement for a better world.

Attendee results:

  • Understanding the main barriers to climate action and the messaging that drives them.
  • Learn the science of optimism and how it plays a role in marketing and communication.
  • Why we’re more prone to click on negative headlines but the science backing that positive messaging sparks more climate action.
  • The role companies play in fueling the transition to a greener world and how to leverage that opportunity to build customer loyalty and engagement.
  • Tips for spark climate conversations that sparks creativity and hope over doom and despair.

How To Grow Emotional Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

How do we stay aware of climate change yet feel motivated and excited to take action?

Climate anxiety is on the rise across the world as more and more people begin to understand the severity of our climate crisis and the threats it poses on our world and near future. What’s more, studies show that the more people learn about climate change, the less they tend to do anything about it, as feelings of hopelessness and despair often leads to complacency and inaction. This poses a conundrum – not only are we less happy in a world that’s built for abundance, but our ability to change our trajectory weakens by each doomsday headline we consume. All while the media gets filled to the brim with negative climate news. So how do we turn this on its head? How do we learn how to grow emotional resilience so that we can stay aware of the issue yet feel motivated to act? The answers might surprise you and you’ll learn that it’s not just about 'doing the right thing,' but about living out life to its fullest potential!

Attendee results:

  • The psychological reasons to why we aren’t acting more on climate change - and how to change that.
  • The neuroscience of optimism and the role it plays in our lives, societies, and world.
  • Why toxic positivity doesn’t work and how, in fact, it helps fuel anxiety.
  • How to become an 'optimism machine' and create optimism from within, as well as the unpredictable benefits that comes with showing up with that mindset.
  • How to move from a place of responsibility to one of opportunity, optimism, and hope.

Empower Employees, Revolutionize Company Climate Culture

How making your employees feel like they can make a difference for climate change will make all the difference for your company too.

Have you ever heard about 'conscious quitting'? It’s a new trendy term that refers to the fact that (according to a recent study by Kite Insights) up to 50% of employees are considering quitting their jobs due to lack of alignment to values. Not only are companies increasingly failing to successfully communicate their climate and sustainability efforts (referred to as 'green hushing') but they also risk losing valuable talent because people inside the companies don’t feel like they can make a difference for climate change where they are.

If you achieve to spark a new kind of culture inside your company, you can not only keep that talent, but ignite a culture of curiosity, innovation and solutions thinking. A culture which, aside from setting you up to be a great climate leader in your field, will help you pivot as the industry continues to change.

Attendee results:

  • Understanding the link between corporate climate action and company culture.
  • The benefits of engaging employees on climate and how to avoid 'conscious quitting'.
  • Psychology relating to climate action and the role it plays in igniting curiosity and change within a company.
  • The meaning of 'healthy growth' and how it can be applied to your company-team-field.
  • A gained understanding of the 'shift' that’s taking place from the 'old world' to a new, regenerative one, and how people inside companies hold an incredibly opportunity to ignite and accelerate that shift.

Anne Therese Gennari Videos

Biophilic Solutions | The Case For Climate Optimism | Anne Therese Gennari
The Climate Change Narrative: Fearful, or Full of Possibility?
From Angry Activist to Climate Optimist | Anne Therese Gennari

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Anne Therese Gennari is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Authors, Literary, Women, Influential Women, Climate Change, Psychology, Communication, Business, Green, Resilience, TED, Motivational and Education.

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Anne Therese Gennari is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Literary and Women. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Anne Therese Gennari generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jasmine Crowe-Houston, Sylvia Acevedo and Amali Tower. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Anne Therese Gennari for an upcoming event.

Anne Therese Gennari Speaking Topics

  • The Case for Optimism in Climate Communication

    Understand the importance of behavioral psychology in climate communication and how to use it to not just help companies grow, but ultimately change the world.

    How do you communicate climate action from a lens of excitement and opportunity instead of responsibility and shame? Understanding the difference can be game-changing for a brand trying to position itself as a climate-positive company. Not surprisingly, it comes down to how you make the consumer feel. Although climate change is becoming a more and more present topic in most of our minds, the ability to act, or the motivation to do so, is rarely there.

    As brands and corporations play an important role in the green transition, their influence in climate communications not only positions them to become leaders in their industries, but in society. Leaders and communicators at companies of any size will better understand the psychology behind climate communication and how to plant seeds of curiosity, hope, and excitement for a better world.

    Attendee results:

    • Understanding the main barriers to climate action and the messaging that drives them.
    • Learn the science of optimism and how it plays a role in marketing and communication.
    • Why we’re more prone to click on negative headlines but the science backing that positive messaging sparks more climate action.
    • The role companies play in fueling the transition to a greener world and how to leverage that opportunity to build customer loyalty and engagement.
    • Tips for spark climate conversations that sparks creativity and hope over doom and despair.

  • How To Grow Emotional Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

    How do we stay aware of climate change yet feel motivated and excited to take action?

    Climate anxiety is on the rise across the world as more and more people begin to understand the severity of our climate crisis and the threats it poses on our world and near future. What’s more, studies show that the more people learn about climate change, the less they tend to do anything about it, as feelings of hopelessness and despair often leads to complacency and inaction. This poses a conundrum – not only are we less happy in a world that’s built for abundance, but our ability to change our trajectory weakens by each doomsday headline we consume. All while the media gets filled to the brim with negative climate news. So how do we turn this on its head? How do we learn how to grow emotional resilience so that we can stay aware of the issue yet feel motivated to act? The answers might surprise you and you’ll learn that it’s not just about 'doing the right thing,' but about living out life to its fullest potential!

    Attendee results:

    • The psychological reasons to why we aren’t acting more on climate change - and how to change that.
    • The neuroscience of optimism and the role it plays in our lives, societies, and world.
    • Why toxic positivity doesn’t work and how, in fact, it helps fuel anxiety.
    • How to become an 'optimism machine' and create optimism from within, as well as the unpredictable benefits that comes with showing up with that mindset.
    • How to move from a place of responsibility to one of opportunity, optimism, and hope.

  • Empower Employees, Revolutionize Company Climate Culture

    How making your employees feel like they can make a difference for climate change will make all the difference for your company too.

    Have you ever heard about 'conscious quitting'? It’s a new trendy term that refers to the fact that (according to a recent study by Kite Insights) up to 50% of employees are considering quitting their jobs due to lack of alignment to values. Not only are companies increasingly failing to successfully communicate their climate and sustainability efforts (referred to as 'green hushing') but they also risk losing valuable talent because people inside the companies don’t feel like they can make a difference for climate change where they are.

    If you achieve to spark a new kind of culture inside your company, you can not only keep that talent, but ignite a culture of curiosity, innovation and solutions thinking. A culture which, aside from setting you up to be a great climate leader in your field, will help you pivot as the industry continues to change.

    Attendee results:

    • Understanding the link between corporate climate action and company culture.
    • The benefits of engaging employees on climate and how to avoid 'conscious quitting'.
    • Psychology relating to climate action and the role it plays in igniting curiosity and change within a company.
    • The meaning of 'healthy growth' and how it can be applied to your company-team-field.
    • A gained understanding of the 'shift' that’s taking place from the 'old world' to a new, regenerative one, and how people inside companies hold an incredibly opportunity to ignite and accelerate that shift.

Anne Therese Gennari Videos

Biophilic Solutions | The Case For Climate Optimism | Anne Therese Gennari
The Climate Change Narrative: Fearful, or Full of Possibility?
From Angry Activist to Climate Optimist | Anne Therese Gennari
Anne Therese Gennari Speech on Climate Optimism - STHLM+50 Climate Hub
The Climate Optimist Anne Therese Gennari

Anne Therese Gennari Reviews

  • We were thrilled to have Anne Therese as the May 2023 commencement speaker at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). Her inspiring words helped make our ceremony memorable with words of resilience, action, and optimism. Anne Therese was a pleasure to work with and generous with her time, showing a genuine interest in our students, faculty, and mission. At ESF, we work to address the Earth’s most pressing problems — and students come here because they want to be part of the solution. We are proud to be educating climate-change warriors, environmental champions, and sustainability advocates. Anne Therese’s message to the class of 2023 focused on the power of positivity, how to plant small seeds of change, and why optimism has never been more needed. I am sure our graduates will remember her words, inspired to continue improving their world.
    SUNY ESF - Nov 27 2023

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