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

Tourism, Hosting & The Practice of Community Wellbeing

Tourism, Hosting & The Practice of Community Wellbeing

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Preparing the Ground for a More Perfect Union

Preparing the Ground for a More Perfect Union

Just over half the US population and much of the rest of the world is puzzling over one question: why would anyone (much less 70 million people) continue to support Trump, given everything he and those associated with him have said and done? In fact, a growing number...

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"What we truly need to learn is what it means to align with life’s core patterns and potential – what it means to commit to the intention and practice not only of sustainability but of 'thrivability.'”


At the end of a 10-wk online "Regenerative Tourism" course that brought together people from 7 regions across Aotearoa New Zealand, my co-hosts & I wanted to support participants in continuing their learning and practice together. Here's what we did.

"If tourism authorities...are to respond appropriately and sufficiently to the challenges humanity faces, they will need to develop the skillset not of marketing and managing the tourist destination but of connecting and cultivating the hosting community."

"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."


"[A]s we see how much 'non-thriving' is happening in the world, what if we explore what thriving would look like – and what it would require?"


This seems like a sound and important approach to food systems transformation. https://t.co/Qmn32bQAJb https://t.co/VYJcEhrRxy
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