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

Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

Suddenly, everything is up in the air. The ground has fallen out from beneath us. That vertigo we feel is real. Like the coyote in those old Road Runner cartoons, we’re suspended just beyond the edge of the cliff, waiting with equal parts denial and dread. Between...

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The Opposite of Regeneration and The Need for Healing

The Opposite of Regeneration and The Need for Healing

[Be advised: this article makes reference to sexual violence.] Many years ago, when I started talking publicly about thrivability and regeneration (words I use interchangeably), people struggled to understand what I was talking about and what it could mean for them....

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This is what every cell in my body exists to express and explore. Stelio, thank you. Better organizing is just one of the needed consequences... and probably a needed pathway. But let's be clear that the work is ultimately to learn to listen and see in resonance with life. https://t.co/jI3OPS75SW

My love letter to architects, urban planners and designers was returned in kind, generously and lovingly translated into Spanish. 'El propósito explícito de su trabajo debe ser crear y cultivar las condiciones fértiles para que la vida prospere."

It turns out if you write a love letter to a whole category f professionals, you might just get one in return. My latest article, lovingly translated into Spanish.


A powerful and straightforward community capacity building method offered by friends at @postgrowth. They're offering facilitator training in June. Check it out!


"'Human capital' (German: Humankapital) was named the German Un-Word of the Year...by a jury of linguistic scholars, who considered the term 'inappropriate & inhumane.'”

https://t.co/r6MGoNw5CE https://t.co/w1FTxmxsm2
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Reimagining Higher Education - a video call tomorrow. #LearningforLife


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