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

Farmers on the Front Line

I decided to take a chance and ask the group of farmers a bold opening question. These times call for boldness, I find. And overalls notwithstanding, I had reason to believe there was more to these particular men and women than popular stereotypes would suggest.  Some...

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Business Basics for the Brink of Extinction

I was a little surprised to see this text that a conference organizer “helpfully” added to the description of the workshop I would be offering at his event: “This is a practical course and not a discussion of theory. You exit this 90-minute Workshop with new...

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What if we didn’t try to change farmers? What if, instead, we invited them? Instead of trying to push farmers into new behaviors, what if we gathered around them in shared learning, celebration & reverence for the living soil?
@EarthsCall @KayakMediaTweet https://t.co/S3qlqZWVBU

"To adapt to and mitigate the intertwined ecological, human health and climate crises, we must respect the elegant complexity of nature."

via @clayforsberg

I'm especially encouraged to see the emphasis on knowledge sharing and learning circles as a means of generating the collective will - and capability. Thank you for this important work, @Farmland. https://t.co/g2r1urHszS

THREAD: Next week @ConsciousHost, @jenandersson1, @3anneloes @Bioregional & I will be on a webinar about regenerative leadership. The following week @ConsciousHost & I will join @visitflanders (and many others) for a 2-day summit to explore regenerative, flourishing tourism. 1/4

Public Service Announcement: it's unnecessary (and incorrect) to include the "at" in "meet people where they're at." Show that you're in the know and "meet people where they are." Or at least meet me where I am. 😀

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