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 Down to Expectations

I was in a discussion recently about how to craft the invitation to an upcoming conference. Up to now, much of the vision for the event has centered on the need for a systemic approach - for helping the complex web of stakeholders to see themselves as a single...

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Fiddling While the World Burns

“How can I invite people to my film while California is on fire?” my friend Robin McKenna asked me recently, in distress. She had dedicated five years of her life traveling the world to create the breathtaking feature-length documentary, GIFT, which weaves together...

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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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The goals of an organization:
* Workers & customers experience more aliveness, health, joy, justice, learning, self-expression & self-awareness;
* The community discovers more connectedness, creativity, resilience and self-reliance; ...


"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?"


"The ability to value a healthy, sustainable planet, fairness, community and quality of life must be returned to the heart of economics.... Value should be viewed as contribution to the sustainable well-being of Earth and all its inhabitants." https://t.co/aEKoPtf6nD

"There is no such thing as 'human health' apart from the rest of the planet, there is only health." - @DidiPershouse


"Perhaps integrating grief into gratitude is the alchemy required for our time." - Anna Pollock @ConsciousHost

"As we all become increasingly aware of the perils humanity faces, perhaps the most powerful thing we can do is find – and value – the art that can bring us together with others in community and conversation about things that truly matter."

"Once we see our action in a larger context we are often also able to commit to something larger than ourselves." - Petra Kuenkel ... See MoreSee Less

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"The only way we are going to get out of this situation is by choosing to be courageous." –@Ocasio2018 #ClimateTownHall www.facebook.com/senatorsanders/videos/215455359346439/

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
SOLVING OUR CLIMATE CRISIS: This is the fight of our lifetimes. Join our national town hall to discuss how we can address the global threat of climate change and explore solutions that can protect the planet from devastation and create tens of millions of good-paying jobs.

Tonight I'm joined by 350.org founder and author Bill McKibben; actress, activist and Our Revolution board member Shailene; CNN host and author Van Jones; Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY); Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez; Union of Concerned Scientists Director of Climate Science Dr. Brenda Ekwurzel; Dale Ross, mayor of Georgetown, Texas; and Dr. Camilla Bausch, President of Ecologic Institute.

This event is being presented in partnership with NowThis, ATTN:, The Young Turks, The Years Project, The Intercept, The Nation, The Guardian and Act.tv.
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