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

From an Economy of Hoarding to an Ecology of Healing

Our economic belief system is designed around hoarding - accumulating ever more stuff, in constant fear of not having enough and especially of not having as much as our peers. And look where that’s gotten us: to the edge of extinction, among other ills. In place of...

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Evolving Growth

"Don't grow if it will make you sick." This is what the “mother” had told them. My client was a small, dynamic company that produced kombucha, a natural fermented drink believed to have significant health benefits. The group had asked me to help them figure out how to...

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The Deep Why

It doesn't seem to come naturally for people to take the time to connect deeply with WHY. Despite Simon Sinek's best efforts, there's still a strong urge to jump to WHAT. But there's so much reward (clarity, engagement, energy, moral authority, creativity...) to be...

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This is an event I'm involved with. Please help spread the word. Regenerative approaches to soil draw down carbon to reverse climate change; prevent drought & flooding; improve food nutritional content & much more. There's not much that's more important than this conversation. https://t.co/rHEJnV8NT7

Many struggle w/the concept of thriving. Maybe we're 2 far removed from it or we believe we're not worthy of it. Healing seems 2 be universally accessible. Maybe it's more closely related 2 action. And healing always moves us in the direction of thriving.

What is *your* synthesis of all this wisdom you've been gathering and generously sharing all this time, @janhoglund? Do you have any urge to bring your own voice out into the mix?

From hoarding an ever-expanding quantity of stuff to cultivating an ever-deepening quality of healing. From fear of never having enough to delight and curiosity in discovering what more is possible.

Let’s design for *that.*


Our economic belief system is designed around hoarding – accumulating ever more stuff, in constant fear of not having enough and especially of not having as much as our peers. And look where that’s gotten us: to the edge of extinction, among other ills.


Such care and respect for a lone bee, as we learn the hard way how much our fates are intertwined. 🐝❤️ https://t.co/bKePalufTX thrivability photo

"Longing calls us forward in our lives, toward contribution, toward surrendering into a fuller relationship with what matters, toward fulfillment and connectedness."
—Doug Silsbee

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"You cannot take away someone’s story without giving them a new one. It is not enough to challenge an old narrative, however outdated and discredited it may be. Change happens only when you replace it with another. When we develop the right story, and learn how to tell it, it will infect the minds people across the political spectrum. Those who tell the stories run the world!
The old World, which once looked stable, even immutable, is collapsing. A new era has begun, loaded with hazard if we fail to respond, charged with promise if we seize the moment. Whether the system that emerge from this rupture are better or worse than the current dispensation depends on our ability to tell a new story, a story that learns from the past, places us in the present and guides the future."

George Monbiot - Out Of The Wreckage

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