Deepening into Regenerative Practice

A wide-ranging conversation between Bill Reed and Daniel Wahl

Daniel Christian Wahl
2 min readMar 8, 2020


In this conversation that I had with Bill Reed on January 2nd 2020, we explore the following:

How to guide people towards the depth of regenerative practice now that everyone seems to want a piece of ‘regenerative’ and the term is being coopted for marketing speak?

How do we stay true to the depth of practice and start from personal development as participants in transforming nested wholeness and complexity?

How do we get the core principles of regenerative practice to inform the way we work and live?

The difference between being hired to deliver a project and working to enable an evolutionary process. “My minister doesn’t get to say the xxxx you say Bill, you are fired! … and what’s amazing is they end up hiring me back within a year.” (Bill Reed)

The three dimension of existence: being, will and function

How do we unleash the genius that is in every individual and make it serve the healing of the whole?

“The deliverable is capability” — Bill Reed

Climate change as a symptom not the issue. … Treating climate change as a problem is not going to work. The issue is the fragmentation of our relationship to the whole.

“The Adversity Quotient” … Paul Stoltz

Gently destabilising framing to engage people in asking deeper questions “Are we all friends in the work?”

Exploring the links between the work of Regenesis Group and the world of H3Uni and the International Futures Forum

The work of Regenesis group in Aukland Bay and the wonderful blend between their work and the deep wisdom of the Maori culture.

(To be followed up with another conversation as we had to stop abruptly.)

[Sorry for not having time for a longer write up of this conversation but I decided to share it now and maybe add to this later, rather than wait with publishing the recording for even longer. Life is full! :-) … enjoy the 45 minute recording below if you want to know more.]

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Daniel Christian Wahl — Catalyzing transformative innovation in the face of converging crises, advising on regenerative whole systems design, regenerative leadership, and education for regenerative development and bioregional regeneration.

Author of the internationally acclaimed book Designing Regenerative Cultures



Daniel Christian Wahl

Catalysing transformative innovation, cultural co-creation, whole systems design, and bioregional regeneration. Author of Designing Regenerative Cultures