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

Singing in the Dusk

Singing in the Dusk

Last week, I facilitated a virtual summit on the need and opportunity for profound change in how our society cares for its elderly. And as so often happens in my work, there were lessons for all of us, as we look for wiser, more compassionate ways to care for each...

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The Past, Present and Future of Freedom

The Past, Present and Future of Freedom

Last week I kicked off a month-long series of discussions with members of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility. Our topic is “Live Free and Thrive,” a twist on the state’s strident “live free or die” motto and an exploration of the meaning of freedom in...

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Some here know I’ve written a book called The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World. The US debate (or whatever that was) last night brings me back to when the book was first published.

A perfect ex. of systems thinking & not living syst thnkng. As I say in my book, "research reveals the persistence of mechanistic thnkng that is valuable 2 some degree & absurd if taken as the total view. The Systems Model = a limited & temporary bridge."


Sent my Georgia ballot today! Took 3 phone calls to get the absentee ballot. But I did it. Now, to watch for confirmation that it's been received....


"Our best action isn’t just to leave nature alone and abandon this Earth. It is to participate actively in the thriving of life; to protect life, yes, and also to regenerate life and join its next unfolding."


"Wendell Berry has asked, 'What is a human being for?' I don’t remember his answer, but there can be only one. We are here to serve life."


"If we peel off the layers we come to the basic truth, we are nature and there is no abstraction, weight, or measure that we can apply to fully understand that. It must be lived." - Eimhin David Callanan, in conversation about #soilmetrics and #regenerativeagriculture