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

Preparing the Ground for a More Perfect Union

Preparing the Ground for a More Perfect Union

Just over half the US population and much of the rest of the world is puzzling over one question: why would anyone (much less 70 million people) continue to support Trump, given everything he and those associated with him have said and done? In fact, a growing number...

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The Need for Practice Grounds

The Need for Practice Grounds

[This is an excerpt of a chapter in The Age of Thrivability: Vital Perspectives and Practices for a Better World] How do we actively embrace our organizations and communities as living systems and work to cultivate thriving within them? How do we move forward into the...

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Singing in the Dusk

Singing in the Dusk

Last week, I facilitated a virtual summit on the need and opportunity for profound change in how our society cares for its elderly. And as so often happens in my work, there were lessons for all of us, as we look for wiser, more compassionate ways to care for each...

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Fascinated by a friend's observation that - if it is even possible - self-sufficiency needs to exist within community-sufficiency. What does community-sufficiency involve?

3-mins on the living systems framework I use. I was invited to share it in the context of how orgs can rebuild trust. My belief: we have to cultivate fertile conditions that support trusting relationships. That's at the ❤️ of the practice of thrivability.
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