Quiet-Everyday Leadership

Activate place-based Doughnut Economics' principles at multiple levels simultaneously with Quiet-Everyday Leadership.


June 2022 update here: https://www.thecoast.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/WoW-3.0-Model-Card-QEL-1.pdf

October 2022 update here: https://www.thecoast.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/The-Seed-simple.pdf 

Quiet-Everyday Leadership’s first three steps

starts with the smallest of daily things

Our Thoughts  Our Actions  Our Language

about and for wellbeing and vitality for all.


Quiet-Everyday Leadership is an evidence-informed, community-led movement and model for regenerating, transforming and then sustaining  sources of personal, societal and ecological wellbeing and vitality.


Over time we generate beneficial ripple effects for lasting change. Ripple effects that reach far & wide to benefit Me & We, Place & Planet.


March 2022 earlier iteration

Regen Spirit is a method to activate Doughnut Economics' principles across multiple-levels (personal, neighbourhood, community, city and state) simultaneously, creating lasting change, creating positive ripple effects that spread far and wide. Regen Spirit adopts a Quiet-Everyday Leadership*  approach, that starts with the first three step of regenerative leadership – The smallest of daily things: Our Thoughts, Our Actions,  Our Language to improve, regenerate and then sustain sources of wellbeing and vitality for all. Wellbeing and vitality of self, others and nature, wellbeing and vitality of Me & We, Place & Planet, wellbeing and vitality accessible to everyone, everywhere.

Regen Spirit’s Quiet-Everyday Leadership is underpinned by three foundational theories and three developmental aims to guide the first three steps and advance Collective Action from Shared Awareness (CASA – Otto Scharmer).

Foundational theories and developmental aims

Benefit Mindset is concerned with the life-long process of learning how we can be the transformation and realise our unique potential in a way that serves the wellbeing of all. Benefit Mindset (Buchanan & Kern, 2017)

Beneficial Action which is about prosocially and altruistically motivated behaviour that uses consequential (scientific) knowledge to increase freedom within the global population. Beneficial Action (Toumbourou, 2016)

Beneficial Literacy is the capability to comprehend and compose beneficial language, across contexts, with the intentionality (desire, belief, intention, skill and awareness) of using such language for the mutual benefit of self, others and nature. (Wright 2021, adapted from Wellbeing  Literacy (Oades et al,  2021)

Awaken Caring about and for self, others and nature

Focused Attention into safe, just and regenerative collective action

Open Awareness to our highest future possibility 

Combining the first three steps with the theories and aims creates new regenerative ways of Being, Doing, and Knowing, their combined effect is greater than the simple sum of their parts and generates a system-wide positive ripple effect.

Time (Being + Doing + Knowing) ( about + for + wellbeing + vitality + for all)  = system-wide positive impact.  

*Quiet-Everyday Leadership  is a combined  adaption of: Benefit Mindset's Everyday Leadership - to promote wellbeing on both an individual and a collective level;  Julian Stodd’s research and book that explores the first three steps of leadership, Quiet Leadership - leadership in the smallest of things: our mindset, our words and our actions, in every single day; and Beneficial-Actualisation that explores improving, regenerating and then sustaining the source of personal, societal and ecological wellbeing and vitality.





    Alice Peperell

    Bristol, England, United Kingdom

    Eager to learn, connect and shape a DE-focused future benefiting people and planet

    Tom Owen-Smith

    Lambeth, London Borough of Lambeth, England, United Ki...

    I’m keen to learn and share ideas on applying Doughnut Economics in my own life and for universities and higher education

    günther fischer

    Dietramszell, Bayern, Deutschland

    Lets start doughnut connections! Positive Beispiele für funktionierende Kreisläufe zeigen. Chancen der Krise nutzen.

    David Yates

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Keen to be part of the solution - not the problem.

    Nathalie ROY

    Barcelona, Spain

    I believe in the values and principles of the Doughnut Economics. I want to connect with others and bring the Doughnut forward!


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