"The energy, honesty and enthusiasm that Rosie brings to the audience are what conference organizers dream of seeing. She literally had them dancing in the aisles!"
Rebecca Croll, Chief Content Officer, StartupFest 


It's time for mass human flourishing.

Rosie lives for speaking with people as a voice for what's possible now.

Joyfully unconventional, Rosie is a comedic storyteller weaving together the wildly unexpected: a long history of working with Burning Man globally, Wall Street finance, and engaging the US Army, Navy, and Marines.

Prior to focusing on her life's work of Mass Human Flourishing, Rosie served as a board member of a prestigious US national finance organization advocating for diverse and women investment fund managers in the institutional investment industry. She is a public equities trader, and holds a certificate from MIT on Blockchain Technologies and Business Innovation (but she's pretty poo-poo on the cryptocurrency and NFT grift space). Rosie is an advocate for regenerative economies and political systems. Uniquely, Rosie is one of the world's rare historians of Burning Man culture and philosophy -- as such, she was featured in Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal's Stealing Fire. Rosie is a protegé of Riane Eisler, whose work on partnership and domination systems informs Rosie's thinking and realistic optimism about human flourishing. 

"Rosie has her finger on the pulse of what's next for humanity."

Riane Eisler

bestselling author of The Chalice and The Blade

Book Rosie to Light Up Your Audience



What does a world of mass human flourishing look like?

7 Ingredients for Human Flourishing

  1. meet basic needs healthfully with dignity
  2. create belonging
  3. access the forms of care essential to flourishing
  4. earn an education that nurtures curiosity and passion
  5. be creative and solve meaningful "puzzles" in life and community
  6. endeavor in meaningful ways
  7. be a contribution in personally meaningful ways



"I'm here to flourish. How about you?"

Rosie von Lila 

You can choose to make flourishing the purpose of your life. 


Flourishing can be the purpose of every business, economy, and governance structure. 

The Maker and The Unmaker:

Maké and Unmé

Transforming culture from domination to partnership and regeneration requires new mythic stories. Central to Rosie's model on creating mass human flourishing is the story of The Maker and The Unmaker. Meet Maké and Unmé. 

"There is no long-term mass human flourishing without planetary flourishing."

Rosie von Lila 

Experience from which Rosie draws inspiration: 


  • Fun fact: Rosie has attended Burning Man 20 times and has worked with Burning Man headquarters for over a decade. She currently serves as a correspondent for Burning Man LIVE, and is a historian of Burning Man culture and philosophy
  • Rosie has been invited as a guest to the U.S. Pentagon multiple times, and as a guest lecturer at the U.S. National Defense University
  • Two time international TEDx speaker: Norway on "Human Engagement", and Bhutan on "The Complexity of a Good Life" (on behalf of Burning Man HQ)
  • Podcasts! Rosie created and hosts WHAT COMES NOW
  • You can no longer find her speaking her mind on Twitter because she deleted her account... along with Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Cheerio, Infinite Scroll!   

Where Rosie's Spoken and Delighted Audiences

Where Rosie's Spoken and Delighted Audiences

 Press & Writings

 Press & Writings

Rosie interviews leading minds across industries and interests in discovery of Human Flourishing








"Rosie has made a resounding, lifelong impression on senior level officers and executives of the Department of Defense and Federal Government."

Commander David Leiker, United States Navy


“Simple. Elegant. Powerful. The von Lila Framework starts with the right questions.”

Duleesha Kulasooriya

Head of Strategy and Research, Deloitte Center For The Edge



“Rosie von Lila is eloquent, visionary, practical and funny. She’s all together one of a kind with her limitless energy and boundless enthusiasm.” 


The Honorable Dennis Kucinich,

former U.S. Congressman





Leadership and Imagining Humanity's Future

Leadership and Imagining Humanity's Future