Rory Bakke


Sustainability Expert, Coach & Trainer 

Specializes In:

  • Career Transition
  • Change Leadership
  • Climate Change & Sustainability Response
  • Leadership Coaching & Development
  • Positive Intelligence
  • Strategic Planning
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Constructive Culture  Assessments


What I Bring To The Team:
Three decades of expertise in Sustainability, training design and implementation, a passion for coaching and helping others find/engage in their purpose.

Top 3 Personal Values:
Integrity, Truth-telling, Care for others and for Earth’s restoration.

Fun Facts:
I love to sing jazz standards, I was a USFS firefighter and I adore owls. 

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.



Rory Bakke is a recognized Sustainability strategist, consultant, coach and trainer with a reputation for helping individuals and organizations create innovative solutions to social, behavioral, and environmental concerns.  

With a reputation for authenticity and credibility, and a professional yet personable demeanor, Ms. Bakke offers her clients an opportunity to raise their self awareness and shift their thinking to a more purposeful and confident mindset.

She’s successful in empowering leaders and managers to be more effective in their current roles while also developing the perspective and talents that will enable their future success.

As an expert and thought leader on Sustainability and behavior change, Ms. Bakke is known for helping her clients navigate the nuances of being a change agent in the workplace.

Through her studies and experience working with many types of teams and organizations, she has found that an empowering attitude, technical competency, mindful self awareness, purposeful strategic thinking, and a strong ability to build relationships, are keys to success for any professional.

 Ms. Bakke is passionate about helping leaders and emerging leaders to elevate their skills and be more purposeful with greater clarity, authenticity and accountability, which can only be developed from the inside out.


Education & Credentials

  • Executive MBA, Sustainable Business, Presidio Graduate University, San Francisco
  • MA, Public Policy, Claremont Graduate University
  • Graduate Fellow in Public Affairs, CORO Foundation
  • BA, Sociology, Env. Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Professional Coach (CPCC), Co-Active Training Institute, San Rafael
  • Certified Professional Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation 
  • Positive Intelligence Coaching Program 
  • Certificate in Multi-Stakeholder Conflict Resolution, INFORM