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

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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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The Need for Practice Grounds

The Need for Practice Grounds

[This is an excerpt of a chapter in The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World] How do we actively embrace our organizations and communities as living systems and work to cultivate thriving within them? How do we move forward into the...

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“Embodied imagination and expanded empathy lead to new internal territories and perception, which open doors to different decision making, direction and action towards more moral futures.” —  @solarpunk_girl https://t.co/U6Zjf5uccb

“Imagining new possibilities comes from first throwing off the solely rational, linear and reductionist categorisation and conceptions of what we are used to recognising as ‘valuable’.” —  @solarpunk_girl https://t.co/U6Zjf5uccb

“we need a new rigour, and that is a rigour of feeling, to change systems and culture we must feel differently, and not just change the map of where we want to go.” —  @solarpunk_girl https://t.co/U6Zjf5uccb

“We’re asking for boldness, collaboration, courage, creativity & imagination but we don’t acknowledge that those are not things that can suddenly occur—they take space, cultivation & practice — & communities that can tend to those things.” — @solarpunk_girl https://t.co/U6Zjf5uccb

Anyone else cringe at statements around "giving back" - even "giving back more than we take"? Better than "taking more than we give" but still linear, transactional, simplistic, no? Also, slightly magnanimous. What are alternatives?

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. --E.B. White https://t.co/Nbq2xiQXIP thrivability photo