"It's what you learn, after you know it all, that counts" - John Wooden

At some point, all three owners of Thrive At Work found themselves at the top of their game. John was a recording artist on his way to international renown. Doric was a high ranking government executive, and Damon was in charge of leadership development research at Microsoft. They were achieving their dreams and yet it felt hollow. The lack of meaning and genuine enjoyment in their work inspired them to solve the problems that plague so many people in the modern workplace:

  1. On the individual level, how do I achieve important goals while also thriving and enjoying my life?
  2. On an organizational level, how do we create cultures that continually inspire people give their best in a sustainable way?


Meaning happens when we connect with something greater than ourselves, something that seems worthwhile. It often happens when we experience a connection with other people, or with a genuine sense of purpose. It can also happen when we are learning and growing. Experiencing meaning requires an act of faith, a reaching out into the unknown in order to make it known. Success, the way that it is commonly defined, points to status and money. Although a certain amount of money is necessary to get along in the world, neither status or money have been found to motivate people in a sustainable way.






We offer decades of experience in helping people bring out the best in themselves and others. We take a strengths based approach to coaching and consulting that promotes personal growth, effective problem solving skills, work-life balance, and discovering what naturally motivates us.  We have over 15 years of direct experience in supervision, mid-management, and executive leadership. We have even more experience coaching and consulting with individuals, supervisors, and leaders at all levels. Specific examples include work with government agency executives, mid-managers, private business owners, team leaders, job seekers, and individuals wanting to find more meaning, energy and effectiveness in their lives.

What You Can Expect

Our coaching, consultations, classes, and other engagements bring the following benefits to your organization:

Higher Productivity

  • Increased efficiencies
  • Increased creativity
  • Highest contributions for each individual
  • More clarity in roles and goals
  • Increased & deeper learning
  • Fewer roadblocks to success

Better Relationships

  • Increased synergy
  • Better collaborations
  • Increased information sharing
  • Increased trust
  • Better overall communication
  • Reduced conflict

Increased Commitment

  • Better mental and physical health
  • Less absenteeism, presenteeism
  • Increased focus & awareness
  • Increased employee retention
  • Increased sense of responsibility
  • Less job related stress

We are available for a no-cost consultation to help you find the best use of resources for your present needs. Please use our goals assessment form to request services.

Specific Coaching and Consulting Services:

Executive & Leadership

This confidential service focuses on building and balancing the skills leaders and executives need to accomplish their tasks more effectively while enhancing self-management and relationship skills. This type of coaching is especially important for anyone who is responsible for the well-being and effectiveness of others.


This service focuses on helping individuals learn to see the best in themselves, identify their strengths, and set goals that bring their strengths out into the world. This service includes development of motivational wellness skills that promote engagement and wellbeing. It also promotes work-life balance skills that increase the amount of meaning, effectiveness and energy participants experience in all areas of their life. It may include work with self-assessment tools such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) that identifies decision making and information receiving preferences, along with our Strengths Maximizer model that pinpoints your strongest actions. This type of coaching easily aligns and builds upon any other strengths based training participants may have had.


This service focuses on helping people bring out the best in themselves in the context of work and career. Career coaching often includes Strengths Coaching.


This service focuses on helping people appreciate the holistic nature of who they are, and how they can  use that understanding to be of service. Depth coaching can help people shift from focusing on the "I" to the "We", which often  leads to individual and group transformations.

Solution Coaching

This service focuses on solutions to immediate issues, problems, and opportunities. It is intended to be task oriented and of limited duration but the benefits may also include better relationships and improved self-management skills.