Tamsin Woolley-Barker

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Tamsin Woolley-Barker

Dr. Tamsin is an evolutionary anthropologist known for her original research on primate social structure and evolution, and the author of TEEMING: How Nature's Oldest Teams Adapt and Thrive, the definitive work on Organizational Biomimicry.

Her efforts are focused on rehumanizing life and work for biocultural regeneration. Her company TEEMLab provides education, consulting, and speaking in support of this aim.

She is also the Dean of Geoversity's School of Biocultural Leadership in Panama and Director and Founder of the Borrego Institute for Living Design (the BILD) in Borrego Springs, California, where she offers experiential immersions in living systems thinking and design.


We are biological creatures, living in intimate exchange with the life around us for millions of years. Our lives obey the same forces as every other Earthling. We are bound by the same accounting. Life grows from the bottom up, in patchy populations of individuals whose lives are tuned to the light and soil and rain where they live. This is likewise what we're made to do.