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What if we actually aimed for thriving?

Too often, we accept busyness and productivity as their own reward. Or we’re afraid to be bold, so we aim for something less than thriving.

As a result, we’re falling dangerously short of thriving in our communities, in our organizations and in our own lives.

So, what if we recognized the characteristics of thriving living systems in our organizations and communities?

 

And what if that were somehow simple and useful, opening up new insights and suggesting new ways forward?

 

What if our most powerful role is to act as stewards of life’s processes, actively cultivating the fertile conditions for life to thrive?

 

And what if this helped us achieve all of our other objectives more effectively?

This is the most important work of our times.
This is the practice of thrivability.

 

Here’s how I can help.

Whether you’re an organizational leader, a community planner or just someone looking for answers, here are some ways I can help.

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Sharing deep expertise on what it takes for life to thrive in our organizations, our communities and our own experience

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Hosting meaningful conversations to navigate complexity collectively, creatively and joyfully

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Offering a comprehensive framework for designing and stewarding effective change

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Mapping the opportunity in The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World

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Delivering thought-provoking keynotes, workshops and webinars, with warmth and interactivity

“We need to see ourselves more fully as active stewards of life’s unfolding process and as part of a larger living world.”

The Age of Thrivability

A Climate of Curiosity

A Climate of Curiosity

[This article originally appeared in the Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario November/December 2019 print newsletter, in advance of EFAO's annual conference at which I spoke. The theme of the conference was "A Climate of Curiosity."] What will it take to grow...

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La création d’une organisation, moment béni

La création d’une organisation, moment béni

[This is the translation of a post called The Blessed Creation of an Organization. Traduction généreusement faite par Raphaël Souchier, auteur du livre Made in Local (en français)] J'aurais dû être très concentrée, me préparant pour l'événement que j'organiserais...

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"In rallying around the universal, unifying principles of life, we may find both the will to collaborate & the means to move into a more generative phase of the American Experiment." https://t.co/PtvgY4o6xd

Nicely done, @dvlahov. https://t.co/yuuh1jDfUx
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Sustainable Brands @SustainBrands
What is regeneration? And why now?

Learn why improving a system’s ability to restore and renew itself effectively is the key to the multitude of crises we’re facing.
https://t.co/UKyhDvqDPX https://t.co/6nKbOvbU4e

You're a masterful host, Jenny! Thank you for your leadership in bringing us together. https://t.co/Kn95VMyP9a

To imagine what role the media needs to play in avoiding civilizational collapse & instead moving into an Age of Thrivability, we may need to ask more broadly: what role does storytelling play and what shape does it need to take to serve life more fully?

https://t.co/qZGoecEThu

This article is filled with examples of nature as the ultimate smart designer and ways cities are aligning with life.

https://t.co/DrEbhstenW https://t.co/poNNaFo9cY

"We can’t fix a broken food system with a broken finance system," says Natalie Reitman-White, vice president of organizational vitality and trade advocacy at OGC.

@CapInstitute @BLorraineSmith @bbaue https://t.co/DHbkgRaibD

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