Ariane Burgess

My aim is to move your leadership beyond sustainability to one that is regenerative, both for you and for the community you serve. Regenerative leadership is the necessary contribution that has the potential to ensure a thriving planetary future for all. Together we can move from living in an economic-growth culture to a regenerative culture.

Through my online and in-person programs and integrative ecosocial design & consultancy I provide you with the tools and knowledge for regenerative living and leading. You will learn to think and design in whole systems and apply this in your leadership and your life.

I will champion you to take actions that create benefits for yourself, your family, your community and your organization, while having a positive impact on those around you. Together we’re going to create an abundant, regenerative culture.

I work from the perspective that we are all connected and that through collaboration and co-creation we can make win-wins for everyone involved – humans and nature. Now’s the time to start.

We’ve accomplished so much since we’ve been in existence and for the past two hundred years we’ve been involved in an amazing human experiment fueled primarily by our zest for exploration, expansion and non-renewable energy sources.

Recently, an increasing number of us are realizing that while we’ve accomplished so much we’re doing it at the expense of others, ourselves and future generations. This is why I’m focused on leadership. It’s time for us to learn the skills of a leadership that really benefits everyone.

We don’t have to look too hard to see that we need a course correction. I know that economically, socially and ecologically we have the capacity to do much better. With a slight shift in focus together we can set the course for a thriving planetary future.

I have a sense of urgency because while we’ve been focusing on winning from our own personal and human perspectives, we’ve been creating the conditions for nature to peak and collapse. Why does this matter? It matters because nature’s systems are in fact our human life-support systems. What makes food possible? Where does our water come from? Without them there won’t be much of a future for the next generations of any species on Earth, including us humans.

While for some this may seem like a state of emergency, I like to think of it as a state of emerging – from a one way of doing things that evolved over a long time, to one that is even better. Together we can consciously co-design and co-create this emerging future.

Focusing on what’s possible is exciting and engaging to me. Join me in creating a thriving, regenerative future, one that will be enjoyed by many generations to come.


Professional Bio

Ariane Burgess holds an integrative worldview that sees our future as community, and draws upon her knowledge of key aspects of ecologic, economic, social and cultural design to spark an effective transition.

Ariane earned her Master of Science degree in Integrative EcoSocial Design and Leadership through Gaia University and is currently on the Advising circle, where she advises and coaches associate through their degree pathway. She taught elements of Gaia Education’s Design for Sustainability (aka Ecovillage Design Education) in the UK and Thailand and the Permaculture Design Certificate at the Open Center, NY. She is a certified CTI Leader and trained coach. She works in urban and rural communities and has lived, learned and lead in New York City and Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland.

For twenty years her work has focused on reconnecting people to nature both around us and within. As a healing response in the aftermath of 9/11 she was commissioned to design and install The Labyrinth for Contemplation, Battery Park, NY, which to this day is walked and loved by many people.

Ariane started Regenerative Living and Leading to provide leaders from all walks of life with tools to support their communities in navigating this rapidly changing, turbulent world with confidence, ease and fun!