Damon holds a PhD in Organizational/Industrial Psychology. He brings a vast amount of knowledge on leadership that he gained through academia and from the top companies in the world. He was in charge of leadership evaluation at Microsoft before leaving to join Thrive At Work. Before Microsoft he served at Amazon on their research team. Damon is leading the effort with Doric and John to create a leadership model that is non-biased across culture, gender, and age. Damon has also studied creativity and humor in the workplace.
Leadership in Management
Doric Olson has more than 20 years of experience consulting in organizations and coaching people. He also has more than 25 years of experience working and managing in Washington State Government - and was the 2013 recipient of the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College and a Master’s degree in Consulting and Coaching in Organizations from The Leadership Institute of Seattle/Bastyr University. Doric is passionate about helping people bring out the best in themselves and their organizations through innovation, authenticity, and alignment.
Creativity, Wellness, Careers
John has been a provider of career and wellness solutions for over 20 years as a consultant for government agencies, private businesses and individuals. His work has been recognized by Al Gore's National Performance Review and by Washington State Government for excellence. He was most recently part of the award winning Wellness 360 team that serves employees of the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Before his coaching career, John was a recording artist with Bounce the Ocean on the Private Music/BMG label.
Thrive At Work is a think tank focused on workplace performance and wellbeing located in the greater Seattle area. They create unique workshops, learning experiences, materials, and scientifically validated methods that are remarkable for their holistic, sustainable, and highly practical approach. They combine their decades of experience in wide-ranging disciplines to bring a fresh approach toward creating better workplaces and better workplace experiences that also boost the bottom line.