about us in a nutshell

Thrive is an award-winning training consultancy founded by Matthew Critchlow

We are a team of trainers, facilitators and performance coaches with years of experience working in blue-chip organisations. Meet the rest of Our Team.

Our expertise includes SME business coaching, employee wellbeing and resilience, team working, and leadership development.

We work with organisations including Imperial College, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the Mayor of London's Office, McCarthy & Stone, and JP Morgan.

Our programmes are memorable, effective and fun. Don’t just take it from us, see what our clients have to say:



  • We use evidenced-based approaches – Our courses are based on science, including positive psychology, health psychology and behavioural science. From all these disciplines we use tools and techniques that are proven to work.
  • We offer hands-on corporate experience – We combine academic rigour with real-world experience. All our consultants have extensive corporate experience as senior managers in blue-chip organisations, including Eli Lilly, BT, Pfizer, and the NHS. Therefore, we bring real-world experience to everything we do.
  • We work with the best - Our associates include some of the best, most experienced facilitators and
    coaches in the business. Meet Our Team.
  • We are agile – We offer true consultancy, not just off-the-shelf training. We work as business partners with our clients to deliver tailor-made programmes supported by hand-picked experts.

Best-in-class products

Learn more about our psychometric, the Resilience Quotient Inventory (RQi), developed in collaboration with the Open University and the University of Westminster:


Our Clients


Who's using the RQi?


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
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Our Team

  • Matthew Critchlow
    Matthew Critchlow, PhD, is Managing Director at Thrive and...
  • Janeena Sims
    Janeena Sims is Senior Training Associate at Thrive (as...
  • Joanne Dunham
    Joanne is a Senior Associate Trainer and Executive Coach at Thrive (as well
  • Ewan Stickley

    Ewan Stickley is Senior Training Associate at Thrive (as...

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