Dave Hampton is the voice of Marlow FM 97.5 "Watt Next show" (Watt Next - all things being eco) and has interviewed many of the worlds leading thought leaders.
Before setting off as "the carbon coach" (to the rich and famous) in 2005, Dave rowed for Great Britain, gained an MA at Cambridge, and made it pretty much to the top of his profession, scooping honours including Building magazine's inaugural Sustainability Leadership award.
In his early career Dave worked with architects, engineers, (he is one), and professionals in property, construction, and facilities towards real green innovation. He has advised on, and passionately communicated the benefits of sustainability, social responsibility, environmental management and the post-carbon economy.
His career has prepared him to be equally at home in boardroom, staff room and boiler room. His interventions have been described as insightful and invaluable, and he has been called a fossil-free version of troubleshooter Sir John Harvey-Jones. As carbon coach he offers 'counsel over coffee' to CEOs and celebrities alike.
Dave has built a unique reputation for being authentic, entertaining, insightful and inspiring. Businesses, groups and organisations regularly book him as a chair, host or keynote speaker who adds a fresh, engaging and pragmatic dimension to their conferences, seminars or events. He also delivers a 'climate stand-up' with a difference.
At home in Marlow with his wife and four children, Dave lives a happy and fulfilled low-carbon life.
My family's carbon footprint is much smaller than most he says but we're not perfect. We know we've some way to go. However, years spent reducing our carbon footprint have given me a rich experience of not only the technical and financial challenges involved, but also the social, emotional and personal ones. Anything I recommend to others has been proven in the test bed of my own happy lifestyle people tell me my advice and insight is all the more realistic and relevant as a result.
Praise for Dave:
A serious subject delivered with a smile.
Sure, they're serious subjects (Dave is the first to say so) but to provide an antidote to apathy and emotional overload amongst your audience, he injects a few lighter notes into the proceedings.
I simply add a little laughter to my talks as I find it a great leveller, a powerful motivator and a useful vehicle for opening people's minds to new possibilities.
Dave is uniquely, memorably and entertainingly outspoken - on climate change, carbon, peak oil - and what all of the above might actually mean to us as human beings!