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 an Economy of Hoarding to an Ecology of Healing

Our economic belief system is designed around hoarding - accumulating ever more stuff, in constant fear of not having enough and especially of not having as much as our peers. And look where that’s gotten us: to the edge of extinction, among other ills. In place of...

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There is a critical shortage of the truly heroic in orgs around the world. The corp social responsibility & sustainability movements have been our best hope, but they’ve gotten stuck in the intellect & incremental....

Yes! This is what takes real courage - to connect with others in authenticity around things that truly matter. I see it in every gathering I host. https://t.co/UqkLUEyg6U

This is a time for discernment and audacity. Don’t ask: how can we appeal to the most people? Ask: what is truly needed and what is our most heroic response? Ask: what is the most impactful conversation we can have with our customers and community?

Leadership by invitation - not coercion - is a crucial & overlooked part of cultivating thriving orgs. This event will explore why it's important & what it involves. I'll be speaking - & learning - there. Pls join us! #openleadership https://t.co/XXZDvU1YV0 https://t.co/GAknrgD96q thrivability photo

And how we all recognize the integral nature of fish, pond and ourselves. And to what degree this draws us into an ongoing stance and practice of stewardship (as reverence + responsibility). https://t.co/szD4aHddoW

"Climate is inherently a global problem. Solving it will require an extraordinary level of non-zero-sum cooperation (& thus TRUST) across national lines. IOW it requires a cosmopolitan approach." On why liberals have been 1st to address climate change & conservatives never will. https://t.co/Xajr1A3glU

"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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