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

Living Soil and the Learning That’s Needed

I’ve just come from co-hosting Regeneration Canada’s Living Soils Symposium. As tired as I feel right now at the end of the four-day gathering, there’s nowhere else I would have chosen to be. Regenerative approaches to agriculture and land management offer the most...

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Changing The Game of Life

The most important thing we can do right now, individually and collectively, is to change the game we’re playing. “The game we play” is another way of thinking about the story or worldview we’re living out. Adopting a new game (or worldview) changes the conversations...

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"From Union to Communion: The Necessary Evolution of Organized Labor" -  @thrivability https://t.co/J1jVWhQtbm

"Most leaders don’t yet realize they are authorized to do what is right & to honor life as the true bottom line. It will likely take the collective voice of the people to make that authorization explicit & to make bold action the expectation & the norm."

"What form of collective organizing is needed if we are to protect the rights & needs of all life? Can we organize collectively in union – in communion, even – with everything that is alive, fully conscious of our deep interdependence?"

How can we reimagine our lives, not as consumers & human capital but as vibrant contributors to the whole of life? How can we reinvent our orgs so they build not just sustainability but thrivability? What will it take to make life the true bottom line?

Curious to see how the rise of female farmers will shift the role of farms in society. Might it help them become "a space where ppl could practice being together in diversity & also healthy communion w/each other & w/the Earth"?
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"We can be whatever we have the courage to see." https://t.co/M5dHDmfEB1 thrivability photo

"The Navajo have a word hozho the literal translation [of which] usually is ‘beauty’. It in fact is a whole philosophy encompassing beauty, harmony, happiness plus all that is positive. Life for the Navajo means consistently working to live in hozho and to die in hozho." - Alan Moore @alansmlxl on Twitter ... See MoreSee Less

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