The desperate search for professional community.
I've exactly the same problem. That's why I started the New Learning Lab and the Learning Culture Development Circle (Learning Ecosystem Development) to create an experimentation and exchange room for Learning Professionals. It's for the German Market, so please notice, I don't wanna sell you anything. :D
But we could actually think about enhancing this community. If you want to talk about it, please let me know. :)
PS: My colleague Anja and I wrote a book about Learning Ecosystems as well. I just started to read yours and found already a lot of overlaps. Thank you for your work!