Jane Cull is an author, speaker and consultant on Thinking Tools for Change. She is the author of Living Systems: An Introductory Guide to the Theories of Humberto Maturana & Francisco Varela and The Circularity of Life: An Essential Shift for Sustainability.
She is an expert on the Theories of Living Systems, and in particular the Biology of Cognition, the ground-breaking work of renowned Chilean Biologist and Systems Thinker, Dr Humberto Maturana.
In this her third book, WTF?!...How am I thinking?, Jane switches from sustainability and the 'big picture' back to ourselves to address a problematic way of thinking and to provide a solution for change. She addresses the root of our problems, what she calls 'Attachment Thinking', raising awareness of the universality of what shows up when we do this kind of thinking and what the solution is.
The solution is a different kind of thinking in which we become conscious, aware and responsible for ourselves and our lives.
Her thinking tools for change not only raise awareness, they also help to break the cycle of this destructive thinking. Her thinking tools return us back to ourselves from which we do conscious and responsible thinking, Reflective and Systems Thinking. Our thinking is not only the problem, it is also the solution for change.
She has given talks, workshops and seminars on the Biology of Cognition to a vast array of academic and non-academic audiences in both Australia and the United States.
Jane was the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Systems Studies, a bi-annual academic journal dedicated to applied systems theory and is part of the Great Transition Initiative (GTI), an international network of scholars and activists that analyzes alternative scenarios and charts a path to a hopeful future. She is on the Advisory Board of the Barcelona Consensus, a project dedicated to transitioning to a sustainable society. She also initiated and led a global campaign to transition to a sustainable economy, Circular Economy.
Jane currently resides in Wanaka, New Zealand.