I’m glad you’re here.

We have
work to do.

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.


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


Hosting meaningful conversations to navigate complexity collectively, creatively and joyfully


Offering a comprehensive framework for designing and stewarding effective change


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


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

Preparing the Ground for a More Perfect Union

Preparing the Ground for a More Perfect Union

Just over half the US population and much of the rest of the world is puzzling over one question: why would anyone (much less 70 million people) continue to support Trump, given everything he and those associated with him have said and done? In fact, a growing number...

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The Need for Practice Grounds

The Need for Practice Grounds

[This is an excerpt of a chapter in The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World] How do we actively embrace our organizations and communities as living systems and work to cultivate thriving within them? How do we move forward into the...

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"My...advice is: create spaces &conversations where you can shift from thinking like a capitalist & start thinking like a mother. A mother knows that money is an important part of managing the household, but it’s not the purpose of managing the household."

It astonishes me how edgy/risky it felt to say to a corporate audience: you need to think like a mother. Here's the transcript of a 10-min talk I gave this week at @SustainBrands ' Trend Watching conference.


This is a portrait of you. You are this beauty. You are this vibrant community.

How can we not feel reverence and responsibility for life - your life, my life, all Life? https://t.co/weS911Uq2Y
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John Lundin 🌊 @johnlundin
This is not a beautiful woven tapestry. It is not a painting. It is the most detailed image of a human cell to date, obtained by radiography, nuclear magnetic resonance and cryoelectron microscopy. https://t.co/CXzI4Fm2Bc

This is a fascinating model for teaching, w/indiv agency @ all levels. As a teacher I got to name what I would get paid. But enough students have to choose me & contribute the amt of $ they choose to. Then they engage w/my content & each other & I respond.