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

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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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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Fantastic podcast on #regenerativetourism out of Aotearoa New Zealand. "Unpack the nuances of sustainable, responsible, eco, community-led and conscious tourism, and move instead towards the mindset shift that is regenerative tourism."


This conversation was BIG! Debbie Clarke, Josie Major & I explored what #regenerativetourism means (incl. some stories) & where we go from here. Focus on life's universal design principles. I'd love to know your thoughts.


Instead of asking "how will we measure it?" what if we ask "how will we know?" https://t.co/oAwSOLEbgJ
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AcornOak 🌱 @AcornOakTribe
Finding #New Ways to #Measure: KPIs that are traditionally used for evaluating productivity and efficiency to lead teams. Our panel questioned using the same approach in a risk of collapsing the effort of an organization trying to #change.
Watch here: https://t.co/REJFBN0ClH https://t.co/PK4QDuOCii