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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.


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

Business Basics for the Brink of Extinction

I was a little surprised to see this text that a conference organizer “helpfully” added to the description of the workshop I would be offering at his event: “This is a practical course and not a discussion of theory. You exit this 90-minute Workshop with new...

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Living Soil and the Learning That’s Needed

I’ve just come from co-hosting Regeneration Canada’s Living Soils Symposium. As tired as I feel right now at the end of the four-day gathering, there’s nowhere else I would have chosen to be. Regenerative approaches to agriculture and land management offer the most...

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"I’m talking about the true basics: are we contributing to life’s ability to thrive? Or are we steadily, thoughtlessly, collectively digging a mass grave of inconceivably tragic proportions?"


@ a confrnce this wk, a man told me he doesn't think things R as bad as climate chnge/biodiversity "alarmists" claim. I was dumbfoundd. I want 2 find him again & ask what evidence convinces him he knows bettr thn 1000s of scientists & what responsiblty he takes in ignoring them.

After a lively OpenSpace convo around whether "Human Resources" is still (or ever was) a useful concept & function, I'm reminded of this piece about the absurdity and danger of "Human Capital". #OpenLeadership @RonQuartel

"The call 2 regeneration – 2 working w/ life instead of against it – extends 2 every 1 of us & 2 every aspect of our lives." After the #OpenLeadership Symposium, I'm dreaming of bringing together the #RegenerativeAgriculture convo w/the Open Agile convo.

I'm at a fabulous 2-day gathering around #OpenLeadership. Yet most have little faith in high-level leaders giving up command & control. The assumed way forward is gradual tweaks to existing structures & systems. It really may take an uprising, people.
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“You are personally responsible for becoming more ethical than the society you grew up in.” - Eliezer Yudkowsky ... See MoreSee Less

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“What is the cure for hubristic vision? It is, perhaps, to listen – to listen more subtly, more perceptively, more deeply. Our future may well depend upon the precise intent of our willingness to expand our ways of knowing.” - Richard Tarnas ... See MoreSee Less

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"Is it any wonder that a society whose world view; whose internal model of reality is the universe and all therein as machine should turn destructive? Is it any wonder a society that worships the primacy of measurement, prediction, and control should result in massive destruction of the environment, gross maldistribution of wealth & power, enormous destruction of species, the Holocaust, … and countless other horrors? How could it be otherwise when for centuries we have conditioned ourselves to ever more powerful notions of domination, engineered solutions, compelled behavior, and separable self-interest?" - Dee Hock ... See MoreSee Less

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