Osbert believes new approaches, rooted in a sense of creative connection with others and the rest of nature, are essential for our communities, organisations and society to flourish. His training and advice supports people, groups and organisations to be more effective at promoting, supporting and bringing about change for good. He draws on 20 years of working with inspiring thinkers and innovators in government agencies, community groups, businesses, universities and NGOs.
Osbert is an Honorary Fellow at the School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh and was previously member of the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund, and WWF Scotland’s Advisory Council. He is lead author, for the Scottish Government of Shifting Normal: How to design projects that change things for the better, a guide for community groups to maximise their success when planning, carrying out and reviewing their activities.
His work has been recognised by UNESCO for its contribution to education for sustainability, and described by a participant as "one of the best things I’ve done in personal and professional development".