Our Story

Founded in 2016 by Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global’s mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and their employees sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance both well-being and performance.

Recent science has shown that the pervasive belief that burnout is the price we must pay for success is a delusion. We know, instead, that when we prioritise our well-being, our decision-making, creativity, and productivity improve dramatically. Thrive Global is committed to accelerating the culture shift that allows people to reclaim their lives and move from merely surviving to thriving.

In 2020 Thrive Global formed an alliance with Monash University to bring Thrive Programs to the Asia Pacific region. Together they bring an evidence based approach to well-being and performance and will work with organisations to deliver programs that lift the performance, resilience, engagement and mental health of employees.

Our Team

Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO,
Thrive Global

Professor Alex Christou

Managing Director,
Thrive Global Asia Pacific

Joey Hubbard

Chief Training Officer,
Thrive Global

Georgia Leach

Marketing & Communications Manager,
Thrive Global Asia Pacific

Christel Nikolajsen

Customer Success Manager,
Thrive Global Asia Pacific

Cassandra Goodman

Facilitator & Executive Coach,
Thrive Global

Kristen Kenwood

Facilitator,
Thrive Global

Elise Morris

Facilitator & Executive Coach,
Thrive Global

Charlie Simson

Facilitator,
Thrive Global

Our Partners

Thrive Global is helping the world’s leading enterprises and their people build healthy habits through inspirational storytelling and actionable Microsteps to help navigate this challenging time with less stress and greater resilience.

Scientific Advisory Board

We partner with the leading global experts in areas ranging from neuroscience to behaviour change to psychology and sleep to ensure everything we do is deeply rooted in the latest science.

Lloyd B. Minor, M.D.

Dean of the School of Medicine,
Stanford University

Michelle A. Williams, Sc.D

Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan
School of Public Health

Charles A. Czeisler, Ph.D., M.D.

Director of Division of Sleep Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Susan David, Ph.D.

Psychologist, Co-Founder of the Institute of Coaching
McLean/Harvard Medical School

David B. Agus, M.D.

Professor of Medicine & Engineering
University of Southern California

Richard Davidson, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer Aker, Ph.D.

Professor of Marketing, Stanford
Graduate School of Business

Ali Rezai, M.D.

Executive Chair, VP and Associate Dean of Neuroscience
West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Industry Advisory Board

Thrive Global Asia Pacific’s Industry Advisory Board comprises a group of senior business leaders that see employee wellbeing as a business and human imperative. Membership is by invitation only and members serve as a reference point to inform our program and research agendas to ensure they are relevant to organisations within our region and are impactful. They provide advocacy, strategic links and industry input.

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