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

The Opposite of Regeneration and The Need for Healing

The Opposite of Regeneration and The Need for Healing

[Be advised: this article makes reference to sexual violence.] Many years ago, when I started talking publicly about thrivability and regeneration (words I use interchangeably), people struggled to understand what I was talking about and what it could mean for them....

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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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How do we find calm in all this uncertainty? & how do we anticipate possibilities before us & navigate this landscape of uncertainty, which is likely to characterize the rest of our lives in one form or another? - @gfriend in webinar on C19, climate crisis & living in VUCA world

"Humanity is at a fork in the road.
In one direction: struggle, division and despair.
In the other: wisdom, compassion and thriving.
This is your invitation onto that second path."



Forget life after death: do you believe in life *before* death? "If more of us really grasped the full implications of what it means to be alive, animated moment-to-moment by creative, adaptive, self-directed life – here’s what we would do differently."

"I thought, my God, that’s an acceptable answer here: we want to destroy this living ecosystem because we can make lots of money. Hey, why not just kill random people on the street and sell their organs? That’s probably quite profitable, too."

This is a crucial perspective as we use this global pause to reconsider the assumptions behind our societal structures. Let's come out of this ready to craft and cultivate a civilization more aligned with life. @RianeEisler


"What about doing everything in our power to ensure that life can continue to thrive on Earth? What is that worth? And who decided that a company must be sustained at all costs?" I wrote this 10 years ago. Can people hear it now?


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