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 Roots — and Replacement — of Colonization

“To understand the root causes of the pathologies we see today, which impact all of us but affect Brown, Black and Poor people more intensely, we have to examine the foundations of this society which began with COLONIZATION…. Colonization was the way the extractive...

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Will Artificial Intelligence Serve Human Thriving?

Yesterday I had a fascinating opportunity to explore with a group how artificial intelligence may impact thrivability and vice versa. At the invitation of master convener François Lavallée (who - to my delight - describes himself as an organizational biologist), I...

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"Health" is quantifiable & individual. "Thriving" is qualitative, relational & contextual (in other words, collective). It is a dangerous misconception that we must progress linearly from surviving to health to thriving. There can be no health without thriving. Aim for thriving.

Guess whose book made the list! 🙂

#AgeofThrivability

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WEAll @WEAll_Alliance
#WEAll members recommended their essential books to demonstrate the case for, and path towards, a #WellbeingEconomy - see which books made the list https://t.co/u1dVeUiU2c https://t.co/SROaGvXgnu

Thinking of sustainability as a journey leads 2 engagement with a process; a way of life & a way of being/becoming. Thinking of it as a destination objectifies it & externalizes it, making it about sthg 2 achieve beyond oneself – in the world “out there”.
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“You need to become the place, not expect the place to bow down and become you.” https://t.co/tJJ9gjsBGa
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Kalliopeia Foundation @KalliopeiaF
"In [indigenous] ideology, development on Mauna Kea that places the will of man ahead of the will of creation is not pono, it is not balance or right action." Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder for @emergence_zine https://t.co/xFSTKXhY0c #spiritualecology #activism https://t.co/sZHgCxCniH

“When a place can still teach you what it is to be connected to a great people, and what you learn from [that place] you are teaching the next generation—that is a place that is sacred.” https://t.co/tJJ9gjsBGa
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Kalliopeia Foundation @KalliopeiaF
"In [indigenous] ideology, development on Mauna Kea that places the will of man ahead of the will of creation is not pono, it is not balance or right action." Chelsea Steinauer-Scudder for @emergence_zine https://t.co/xFSTKXhY0c #spiritualecology #activism https://t.co/sZHgCxCniH

Need to figure out what outcomes we want (an Economics of Wellbeing, says Umair Haque) before we can redesign measures to determine if we're getting there. @henkhadders @bbaue @aheadahead1 https://t.co/Get3qHP8ii

"Guided by what we know about living systems, thrivability [calls for] a continual and purposeful drive to create the fertile conditions for life to thrive at the levels of the individual, the organization, the community and the biosphere. Profoundly practical, it is distinguished by a deep understanding of how life works - and by intentional participation in that pattern. The thrivability movement recognizes that only by aligning with life in the spirit of learning, compassion, contribution and play can we find the motivation and the means to collaborate and innovate at the levels required." - The Age of Thrivability ... See MoreSee Less

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