CIVIC THURSDAY CLUB MEETING - Speaker John G. Mathers Climate Advocate, Rotarian and Business Advisor
John is a business advisor and personal coach with eVo Associates in Mill Valley, California. Over four decades, he has worked with hundreds of companies and their management team, as well as thousands of team leaders and individual contributors. The focus of his work has been on enhancing team and individual performance, which equates to workplace equity and corporate sustainability. John has captured his experience in various magazine articles and books about building high performance teams and the crisis of leadership in the 21st century.
John is a past president of the Rotary Club of San Francisco, the second oldest Rotary club in the world, and is an active Climate Reality Project leader. His interest in the environment has been lifelong, following in the family footsteps of his namesake and great great uncle, George Bird Grinnell, founder of the Audubon Society and father of Glacier National Park. From a young age, John was an advocate for conservation, recycling and composting.
As a result of his life-long interest in giving back, John’s special focus on the climate crisis has led to an active role in promoting education and action within the worldwide Rotary community. He is working with fellow Rotarians to build a network – the Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) Network – of clubs focused on taking action and sharing project results. John has spoken at a number of U.S. and international venues on the climate crisis, its practical economic realities, and the various solutions any group can undertake. But most of all, John speaks to the timely need for all of us to step up to address this existential crisis for our families, our communities and those who, by circumstance, are less fortunate.