Welcome!

I’m glad you’re here.

We have
important
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.

Thrivability
Maven

Sharing deep expertise on what it takes for life to thrive in our organizations, our communities and our own experience

Perceptive
Guide

Hosting meaningful conversations to navigate complexity collectively, creatively and joyfully

Creative
Strategist

Offering a comprehensive framework for designing and stewarding effective change

Visionary
Author

Mapping the opportunity in The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World

Captivating
Speaker

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

The Giving Field

The Giving Field

I often see the emerging concept of regenerative tourism described as “leaving a place better than we found it.” In fact, the basic sentiment is widely shared even beyond tourism, in what Carol Sanford would call the “do good” paradigm. That’s nice, and necessary. But...

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Regenerative Tourism: Elitist or Inclusive?

Regenerative Tourism: Elitist or Inclusive?

Tourism visionary Dianne Dredge, PhD and I were recently called out by name in an online opinion piece claiming that "regenerative tourism" is elitist. This is a common critique. Certainly, there are individual offerings and individual operators that are higher priced...

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Alien Nation and the Need for Brave Spaces

Alien Nation and the Need for Brave Spaces

I’ve been involved with three groups with varying approaches to inclusion recently. In two, there was a strong reluctance to engage in unconventional topics or to try new meeting formats for fear of alienating some members of the community. It was striking to me that...

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