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Name Country of Residence Title / CompanyExperienceCCNet Certified CoachTeaching Adaptive ManagementCoP - Indigenous CS ProjectsLanguage(s)Avail. to coach in other countries  
Cochrane, EricaUnited StatesConservation Measures Manager – International Crane Foundation / Endangered Wildlife TrustCoach, Coach TrainerYes  English, French, and some Kiswahili and SongoYes 
Dickerson, AndyUnited StatesExecutive Director – Cardinal Land ConservancyCoach TrainerYes  EnglishYes 
Heaston, JohnUnited StatesIndependent Consultant    English  
Heumann, BlaneUnited StatesTNCCoach   English  
Johnson, ArlyneUnited StatesSenior Program Officer – Foundations of SuccessCoach Trainer Yes EnglishYes 
Khoury, MaryUnited StatesSenior Conservation Scientist – TNC    English  
Linster, MeridianUnited StatesMississippi River Basin Program Manager       
Majerus, Jill United StatesSenior Consultant, Markets & Conservation – Independent Consultant    English  
Miller, NickUnited StatesDirector of Science & Strategy – TNC        
Paskus, JohnUnited StatesSenior Conservation Scientist, Lead Conservation Planner – Michigan State UniversityCoach   English  
Patterson, TamathaUnited StatesConservation Ecologist – USGSCoach      
Pearsall, DougUnited StatesSenior Conservation Scientist – TNCCoach   English  
Suval, MarikaUnited StatesConservation Strategic Planner and Coach – Independent; affilated with University of Wisconsin (UW-Madison) and Foundations of Success (FOS)Coach Yes English, AfrikaansYes 
Swaty, RandyUnited Statesecologist – TNCCoach      
Wagner, JohnUnited StatesConservation Planner and Data Manager – TNCCoach      
West, PaulUnited StatesCo-director and Lead Scientist – Global Landscapes Initiative at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment       
Will, TomUnited StatesSenior Nongame Bird Biologist – University of Minnesota       
Williams, LisaUnited StatesConservation Science & Strategy Specialist – TNC        
Zollner, DouglasUnited StatesTNC    English  

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The Conservation Coaches Network aims to improve conservation by empowering people to develop, implement, evaluate, adapt and share effective strategies that achieve tangible conservation results benefitting both people and nature all over the world.

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Coaches Resource Library

CCNet maintains a variety of resources to support Coaches in the presentation and use of the Conservation Standards. Most of the resources are found in multiple languages in the Coaches Notebook that is part of CCNet New Coach Trainings. In addition, in our Resource Library you can find a wealth of support materials shared by Coaches and Conservation Standards practitioners.

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Every organization, agency, project, and individual has its own preferred set of terms. There is no right answer – the most important thing is that the members of your project team and the people with whom you work have a clear and common understanding of whatever terms you choose to use.

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The Conservation Standards is the product of inputs, field tests, and discussions among members of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP), which has final editorial authority over the Conservation Standards. Substantial input was also provided by members of the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) and other CMP partners.

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John Morrison - CCNet Global Coordinator
Cristina Lasch - CCNet Technical Coordinator

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