Effective Work and A System for Getting it Done

Effective Work and A System for Getting it Done

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.” ― Thomas Merton What does it take to...

Systems 101 for Service (or Productized Service) Businesses

Systems 101 for Service (or Productized Service) Businesses

Are you ready to grow your business? Are you ready to focus on and leverage your Zone of Genius? If you said yes to any of those, or if you’re hanging out in overwhelm city, there aren’t enough hours in the day and you always feel like you’re scrambling, you need...

Creatively Use & Respond to Change

Creatively Use & Respond to Change

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves." ― Viktor E. Frankl Business Through the Lens of Permaculture: Principle 12 - Creatively Use and Respond to Change [This is the final installment in a 12-week series exploring...

All the movement is in the edges

All the movement is in the edges

"Steinbeck wrote about the tide pools and how profoundly they illustrate the interconnectedness of all things, folded together in an ever-expanding universe that's bound by the elastic string of time. He said that one should look from the tide pool to the stars, and...

Diversity Creates Strength & Resiliency

Diversity Creates Strength & Resiliency

“With diversity comes prolific regenerative action.” - Madeline Dunn Business Through the Lens of Permaculture: Principle 10 – Use and Value Diversity [This is the tenth installment in a 12-week series exploring Business Through the Lens of Permaculture. Using the...

Using Small and Slow Solutions

Using Small and Slow Solutions

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."  - Gandhi Business Through the Lens of Permaculture: Principle 9 – Using Small and Slow Solutions [This is the ninth installment in a 12-week series exploring Business Through the Lens of Permaculture. Using the principles...

Integrate Elements of Your Business, Not Segregate Them

Integrate Elements of Your Business, Not Segregate Them

The word 'integrate' comes from Latin and it means "make whole". Business Through the Lens of Permaculture: Principle 8 – Integrate Rather Than Segregate [This is the eighth installment in a 12-week series exploring Business Through the Lens of Permaculture. Using the...

From patterns… to details

From patterns… to details

"Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry." Richard P. Feynman Business Through the Lens of Permaculture: Principle 7 - Design from Patterns to Details [This is...

Hi, I’m Justine!

Operations is my love language. I’m your Soulful Systems Designer who nerds out on all things systems – ecosystems, human design systems, and most importantly, business systems.