Welcome!

I’m glad you’re here.

We have
important
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.

Thrivability
Maven

Sharing deep expertise on what it takes for life to thrive in our organizations, our communities and our own experience

Perceptive
Guide

Hosting meaningful conversations to navigate complexity collectively, creatively and joyfully

Creative
Strategist

Offering a comprehensive framework for designing and stewarding effective change

Visionary
Author

Mapping the opportunity in The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World

Captivating
Speaker

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

The Muddied Waters of Organizational Purpose

The Muddied Waters of Organizational Purpose

Have you noticed how the concept of organizational purpose has become muddy and unclear? In pre-Industrial days, it was understood that a business was nested within a community as well as within a living ecosystem and, therefore, it existed to serve and enhance life...

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Tourism, Hosting & The Practice of Community Wellbeing

Tourism, Hosting & The Practice of Community Wellbeing

As in so many sectors of society, the pandemic has pushed the tourism industry to a point of reckoning. While tourism brings undeniable value to communities and travellers alike, there are also harms that have not been fully acknowledged. And perhaps more importantly,...

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"What does my community need & how can tourism help to serve that?... If tourism's purpose is to serve communities, then asking these questions & connecting ourselves more deeply to place & to community is a way to move towards that."
https://t.co/qbTaVwXF8k

This is powerful and heartbreaking in the context of hospitals today, but it's also the message for all those working with courage, compassion and integrity to usher in a more thrivable world. https://t.co/FaSXnaxYIf
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Sally Krutzig @sallykrutzig
A note left on the hospital staff whiteboard by Dr. Kenneth Krell, director of eastern Idaho’s largest intensive care unit. #idahoCovid19 https://t.co/ez4vOvJXVr

Imagine if the human presence tended to enhance the beauty, integrity and regenerative capacity of the living community it touched.

Tapestry art by Ukrainian artist Diana Yevtukh. More on her Instagram account: https://t.co/knu8A4r3fB https://t.co/NqyfliNzwN
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#WOMENSART @womensart1
Artist Diana Yevtukh often displays her embroidered textile art within nature, such as placing her pieces on trees #WomensArt https://t.co/ZPOstRY73y

So, so good. On Apple TV from today. So good.

https://t.co/T4Dvi4oFkI

*What does it mean 2B regenerative?
*Who do we need to become,individually &in our projects/orgs,if we are 2B a force for regen-a force for healing-for people/place?
*What conditions must be present if we are 2Bcome such a force?
* How will we know we’re growing in that capacity?

"Let’s imagine we might call this game Thrivability. Instead of hoarding, the goal of this game is healing... This is the game we need to structure our civilization around.”
https://t.co/ZObHmBkH7l