Jean Russell

Normal, IL

As a founder of the thrivability movement, Jean speaks to and with change agents, innovators, builders, and edge-riders globally. In 2013, Jean published Thrivability: Breaking Through to a World That Works with Triarchy Press. Jean received an honorable mention on the Enrich List as one of the top 200 people enriching our path to a sustainable future. She is also listed as one of 100 women globally co-creating a P2P Society. Demonstrating collaboration, she curated, "Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch" in 2010 with 65 inspiring people, which has been seen by well over 30,000 viewers.

She has published articles on organizational design strategies, and her work on thrivability, innovation, philanthropy, and cultural shifts has been highlighted in The Economist, Harvard Business Review, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Jean will publish soon, "Cultivating Social Flow" and "Action Spectrum" -- both of which provide pragmatic approaches to social ecosystem design.

Jean Russell is on a quest to catalyze group productivity. She has been facilitating strategy retreats, conferences, and workshops in North America, Europe, and Australia since 2007. She brings to her facilitation a keen understanding of social network analysis, motivation and behavior patterns, group dynamics, and culture change. Jean often custom designs participatory structures for group engagement that evoke play to achieve purpose.