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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

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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"If you are a women working for change — or a wild woman archetype waiting in the wings to take flight — I hope just reading this will have lent you a little strength to carry on against the winds." Yes! Oh my goodness, yes, it has, Jenny! Thank you! https://t.co/uxFQbiWdSR

Instead of (or in addition to) leading w/the financial benefits of new approaches, what if we found the courage to talk about what really matters in our cities? What if we deepen the conversation, acknowledge what is at stake & invite/imagine what more is possible? #WellbeingCity

There is a better way to handle Q&A! This is absolutely fantastic, and relevant for any context (not only academic). Please share this widely. https://t.co/Q3dUnAkucM

"What stood out 4 me in this event was listening 2 the participants from US cities & hearing how much more extreme the problems seem 2 be there compared to Canadian cities. It seems like things have gotten a lot worse." - another participant, #WellbeingCity gathering in Montreal

Smyrna, Georgia (image on left) offered as the poster child of how not to design a city. Infrastructure is destiny. Charles Montgomery, Happy City. #WellbeingCity https://t.co/AgM44d13WH thrivability photo

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