Peak to Deep is the starting point for individuals, communities, schools, and organisations who want to understand and tackle the challenges of climate change and environmental disruption.
Who we are
We are a team of facilitators, trainers, climate communicators, natural scientists, social scientists, and future thinkers who believe that it is still possible to act on climate and environmental disruption and create a better future for people and the life that surrounds us on the planet. We focus on climate and environmental training that informs, engages, and inspires, and that leads to increased awareness, activation, and action.
What we do
We offer training and workshops that focus on the climate and the environment. Interactive and engaging, they cut through the “blah blah blah” and create transformational experiences that result in insights, ideas, and action. Let us help you, your community, your school, or your organisation connect the dots and make a difference!
What to expect from our approach
Our facilitated workshops combine robust content with experiential learning to ensure that participants engage, understand, and have a bit of fun, too! Here’s what you can expect from our approach.
Backed by data
Our workshops and training content is based on current material from robust, peer-reviewed sources like the IPCC reports and reputable producers like the Carbon Literacy Project.
Engaging & interactive
We combine short and informative content sessions with participatory activities, discussions, reflections in plenary, and space for participants to breathe, absorb, reflect, and commit to actions.
A safe space
We create learning environments that are safe spaces where all voices are valued and there are no stupid questions, which results in rich discussions and leads to ideas and action.
Say something that matters
Climate and environmental communication training
You have something say about today’s climate and environmental challenges. We can equip you with the skills you need to become confident, effective, and authentic spokesperson for people and planet. Whether you want to tackle tricky conversations with friends and family, want to build skills in a group of students, are planning an outreach project for your organisation, or are ready to step up and become a leader in the sustainability world, we’d love to help.
Adapt and thrive
Facilitated climate conversations and future thinking for forward-looking organisations
You know that things are changing and you want to take the initiative needed to help your organisation adapt, become more resilient and thrive in the face of today’s sustainability challenges. We design and deliver facilitated workshops to help you get all the voices in the room, generate ideas to overcome emergent risks and embrace opportunities, and think strategically about where you are going and how you will get there. From problem-solving and strategic planning to aligning teams and project partners, we can help you to develop resiliency and become an important part of the solution.
Suzanne Whitby is a facilitator and communication specialist with a deep interest in climate disruption, sustainability, and treading lightly on the earth. For years, she has been training scientists to share climate complexity with a wider audience and in 2018, she realised that she could start helping non-experts become climate literate, too. And that’s how Peak to Deep was born!
As a professional facilitator at Whitby’s, Suzanne works with organisations who need to act in the face of today’s climate challenges. She also runs The Interactory where she offers communication workshops and science communication training for universities and research institutes. Irrepressibly curious, Suzanne is a PhD candidate with thewhere she is exploring whether the sharing of “senstories” in heritagespaces can shift behaviour in the face of climate disruption.
Suzanne comes from South Africa, has lived all over the world, and is presently based in Tirol.
You might not know: in her spare time, Suzanne is a traditional oral storyteller who crafts and performs storytelling shows for adult audience. She has been known to record a couple of storytelling podcasts, too!
Associates and partners
We regularly work partner with other trainers, facilitators, modersators and communication experts across Europe and internationally when the nature and scale of projects require a larger team. This allows us to be agile, flexible and responsive to your needs without the overheads of a larger organisation.
Whatever your situation, we’ll either be able to help you with your needs, or help you find someone who can.