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

You have a role to play

You have a role to play

I’m hearing people say: this moment is a battle between good and evil. If that’s true, then we are powerless. Good and evil are forces far bigger than us, far beyond our control. We just have to keep our heads down and hope good will prevail. This perspective is...

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Traveling the Two Loops

Traveling the Two Loops

In a surprising turn of events, I find myself packing my bags for an accidental, month-long European tour. What is perhaps even more fascinating is that my itinerary has come together as an unintentional journey through Berkana's Two Loops model, a compelling theory...

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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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"a future where everyone can thrive; where we reward redistribution & contributing to the commons rather than growth; where we regenerate & care for each other & 4 the earth, not extract; & where we look after each other w/justice& solidarity not charity."
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"Every major problem in the world can be traced back to the dominant worldview that tells us everything in the world operates like a machine, especially our organizations.... (thread)

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In my talks abt creating practice grounds for a more thrivable world, I say we need to take the time & find the courage to have bolder conversations. The response is *always*: "but what should we DO?" Take the time, find the courage, have the conversations we need to have. https://t.co/X1BFsLOH9A
I spoke yesterday w/20 leaders of business schools from around the world. Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect. But what I encountered was deep humanity. (a thread)
This is so excellent, and so needed. Count me among the "concerned scholars" depicted in the illustrations. Enjoy a lighthearted tour of why the Circular Economy is not the silver bullet many think it is, and how it can play a key part in a larger shift.

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