What is a Thrive Story?

Stories that connect

How do you make sense of life? How do you portray life in words? Like prescription lenses, stories shape the way we see ourselves and act in the world.

We are all accountable for the future we create. Your Thrive Story brings your values, experience and interpretations into action, here and now. It describes the good you're bringing to your life, those around you and the wider world. It is honest and magical. A Thrive Story pulls imagination into life with a ripple of positive action.

For a business or organisation, a Thrive Story encapsulates your purpose in a meaningful and engaging way. It conveys to who you are, what you value, what you do and how you do it.

Thrive Story is a big new story we create together - about our connection to each other and to nature. It's shared and created in small parts. Each story shifting our attention to the things that really matter.

Find a new story that grows human empathy, wisdom and an ecosystem where life thrives.

Join me in crafting a new story for humanity in the web of life, with all the richness and diversity of thrivability.

Choosing to thrive rather than survive takes a shift in perspective and imaginative practice. The good news is, when we start to look, we see thrive stories emerging all around.

Stories, like prescription lenses, shape and define our worldview.

Thrivability is the intention and practice of aligning organisations with how living and people systems thrive. Crafting your story and messages to be part of a larger narrative enables you and your organisation to identify partners and collaborators that amplify your social and environmental impact.

Oral storytelling is one of the first “technologies” because it permits the retention, transformation, accumulation, and transmission of experience through time – in a holistic and integrated way. Storytelling has been, and continues to be, the foundation of human culture.


Thrive Story is inspired by Nobel laureate Elinor Ostrom and storytellers such as David Attenborough, David Homgren, Joanna Macy, Sarah Corbett, Margaret Wheatley, David Korten, Michelle Holliday, Polly Higgins and Charles Eisenstein.