Nathaniel Whitestone has been designing and facilitating working, learning, and residential communities since 1996. He currently practices the art of relationship with his wife and son in Uckfield, England, and serves others through executive coaching, facilitation, training, consulting and project management in DecisionLab (decisionlab.org.uk) and Aptivate (aptivate.org). Some clients call his work “magical”, but Nathaniel simply leads people to do what matters most to them – usually through play.
Supporting personal and group transformation is Nathaniel’s area of expertise. He developed these skills through work in the sustainable communities movement, three years of training with shamans in the American Southwest, another two years of apprenticeship with pioneering psychologists Drs. C.G. and Kathlyn Hendricks, and a lifetime of role-playing and game design. He earned his coaching certification from the Hendricks Institute in 2000 and was made a faculty member in the Hendricks Institute Living University program that year.
Nathaniel has served as steering-committee member of the Ecovillage Network of the Americas and Merchants of Vision Editor of the World Business Academy. He has founded a socially responsible investing business and a coaching business, and in the past few years has turned his Advanced Facilitation Program into a worker’s co-operative run by former students and offering facilitation, training and sociocratic consulting — SEED Co-op.
Education and credentials
- Faculty member, Hendricks Institute Living University
- Graduate, Hendricks Institute Apprentice Program
- Certified life coach, Hendricks Institute
- Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Sussex
- Spiral Dynamics Practitioner Certification Levels 1 & 2
- Instructor Certificate in Dragon & Tiger Chi Gung
- Black belt in Taekwon-do