This is Thrive

Welcome to Thrive. We’re in the business of supporting personal and professional development.

Our mission is to help create a work environment where all employees can thrive.  We do this by offering training and coaching in areas such as employee engagement and wellbeing (e.g. resilience), diversity, communication and leadership.


What makes us different?

  • We use evidenced-based approaches – Our courses are based on science, especially Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence (EI) and the very latest Human Resources research.  From all these disciplines we use tools and techniques that are proven to work. If it’s not evidenced-based, we don’t use it.
  • We’re passionate about our art – the art of facilitation. The best facilitators apply skills that go beyond science … engaging with an audience to create the best learning environment is as much an art as it is a science. And we pride ourselves in working with some of the best in the business. Meet Our Team.
  • We offer hands-on corporate experience – All of our consultants have years of hands-on management experience in leading organisations like Pret A Manger, Eli Lilly, Pentland Group (Lacoste, Speedo and Berghaus), Thomson Holidays and the NHS.  So we bring real-world, pragmatic solutions into everything we do.
  • We’re small enough to care, large enough to deliver – We’re a small consultancy company with a large network of dedicated, experienced associates. Our goal is to offer true consultancy not just “off-the-shelf” training. We like to work as business partners, spending time understanding our client’s needs so we can deliver the right programmes with the best results.

 What do our customers say?

“Working with Matthew Critchlow has been both enlightening and inspiring.  He has a wonderfully warm engaging style balanced with a depth and breadth of knowledge which translate into techniques that are easily accessible to delegates.”

James Anderson-Dixon, Customer Relationship Manager, Nationwide Building Society

“I found the session on Goal Setting both fascinating and practical … I’ve started to use information from the workshop to focus on my goals in a step by step, measured approach … I would recommend any employee driven organisation to consider having Matthew to present a session.”

Azeem Moosun, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

“Really motivating and enjoyable course (Building Personal Resilience). Best course with the BMJ in 8 years! Lots of further reading to do and things to plan and look forward to.”

British Medical Journal (BMJ)

“Matthew delivered the Goal Setting workshop at a pace that left all attendees understanding how goals work and how they can help us all. He fully engaged with his audience and as an attendee I felt that the content and delivery of the workshop was just right. Matthew was humorous and insightful. I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and would recommend it to anyone who wants to gain some focus on their goals.”

Movell Dash, Project and Progamme Manager, HM Revenue and Customs