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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

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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Farmers on the Front Line

I decided to take a chance and ask the group of farmers a bold opening question. These times call for boldness, I find. And overalls notwithstanding, I had reason to believe there was more to these particular men and women than popular stereotypes would suggest.  Some...

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"In my highest aspirations for the human species, that’s what we will be: servants of life."

Fantastic article about the most appropriate responses to climate change. Leaves me with hope.


"In [organizations] we are seeking to bring one another into fuller life."

Listening to a friend's inspired intentions for her new enterprise reminded me of this piece from several years ago comparing the launch of an org to the blessing of a marriage.

[THREAD] This is my wildly inspired conversation with Richard Holmes of UK-based Barnwood Trust on innovative ways to fund emergent, self-organizing - thrivable - community-led initiatives.


"For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love." -Carl Sagan

"If an organization is a living system, is it appropriate for anyone to own it? Would it be more appropriate to see it as something we bring into the world and steward, like a child? How might that work, legally and financially?"


"Who are we, the people who live & work here? Generous givers who really want to enrich one another? Or do we just want to make ourselves rich?" These are the kinds of questions every industry needs to be asking. Bravo to @visitflanders for its leadership.

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