Our core value is empowerment.

We believe, in the current economy, that playing it safe has actually become a very risky way to run organizations and can rapidly lead to performance decline. All organizations that want to flourish in today’s rapidly evolving conditions and resource constrained environments, need to build effective programs and empowered teams that identify opportunities quickly and execute ideas powerfully on limited time and resources.

Although society teaches us that failure is not an option, most research proves otherwise when studying how leaders achieve large-scale transformations at home, at work, and in our communities. Since failure is not only an option for you, but a normal part of any organizational structure, your leaders and team members must have the ability to re-bound, re-group, and learn quickly to reach ultimate success and goals.

That is where we come in. We are the company you can turn to in order to learn how to lead your people and big visions into reality. We design performance programs around your large-scale initiatives and visions while providing life-changing education that make leadership and action part of your organization’s DNA wherever you need to focus: your culture, your products and programs, your finances, your community or your environmental and safety performance.

We believe that the best results are obtained when we and you follow a Code of Honor that allows us to deliver results in a positive, accountable, life-changing context and allows you to reach your goals in a way you may not have experienced be­fore in the workplace!

EMPOWERMENT Our job is to foster independence and competency.

IT’S MY FAULT FIRST We will look first internally and see what we own in any break­down that happens. We are not victims of external circumstances; we are powerful change leaders.

MISTAKE/LEARN We will achieve excellence in all that we do, not perfection. We live on a learning planet. We will learn and take action, not focus on the failure.

WE WORK IN TEAMS NOT SILOS Many organizations fail to achieve goals because they create silos. As a result, their separate business units battle each other instead of achieving the vision and mission of the organization. Therefore, all projects, initiatives, and goals will be assigned, integrated in the plan and communicated across all impacted business units.

FEEDBACK DEEPENS RELATIONSHIPS We are out to achieve the big hopes, dreams and aspirations of our clients. We will be masters at giving and receiving both positive and negative feedback.

ALL RELATIONSHIPS WILL BE WIN/WIN We are committed that all relationships per­sonal, professional, and financial will be designed win/win for all parties. We believe in a view of abundance and support for everyone to achieve their goals.

ANYONE FROM ANY BACKGROUND OR EDUCATION CAN LEAD AND BE A PRODUCTIVE MEMBER OF ANY TEAM We are a leadership and team building orga­nization. It is our job to see every person in every organization as the ‘10’ they can be based on their unique skills and abilities, not where they are stuck at right now.

WHO YOU ARE ‘BEING’ IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT YOU ARE DOING We can mentor and teach you the skills you need to do your job—but are you being an ef­fective leader, a good team player, an accountable task manager or people manager?

NEVER ABANDON A TEAMMATE IN NEED In the military, they refer to this code as ‘no man (or woman) left behind’. When you have a teammate in need, the team is expected to come together and support a solution.

WE CELEBRATE ALL WINS BIG AND SMALL Enough said.

The Thrival Company maintains ongoing relationships with the majority of its clients through repeat business and client referrals. Historically, over 90 percent of our projects have come from our clients referring us to their friends, co-workers, and other organizations.

From evaluations of hundreds of facilitation projects, training events, and projects that were delivered by our personnel, 99.9% of clients would refer us, our training or our program services to others.

The Thrival Company is a 100% women-owned business and certified with the Federal Government as a Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and is a GSA Contract Holder. We also hold certifications at the state and local level and can obtain additional ones upon the request of our clients. Review our GSA Contract here.

Federal Supply Group 00CORP
GSA Schedule Contract #47QRAA18D009X
NAICS: 541618, 541620
Tax ID: 46-0991920
DUNS: 079100007 | CAGE: 746W4

We are also accredited with the Better Business Bureau so you know that we provide a high level of customer service to our clients!

95% of our business comes from referrals

Meet our staff below to find out why…

Elizabeth Frisch
Elizabeth FrischFounder & CXO
Elizabeth Frisch is the founder and CXO of The Thrival Company and Your Corporate Shrink. She started her career as a chemical engineer from Purdue University and then cross-trained into psychology, business performance, auditing, and organizational culture and individual behavior change.
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Mike Frisch
Mike FrischDirector of Facilities
Dr. Michael Frisch is the Director of Facilities, Environment and Compliance for The Thrival Company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, and a Doctorate in Civil Engineering and a professional engineering license.
Stephanie Grelle
Stephanie GrelleEHQS
Stephanie Grelle holds a B.S. degree in Biology with a Chemistry minor and serves as a Senior Compliance Consultant with the Thrival Company. Stephanie began her career as a Quality Assurance chemist in the pharmaceutical industry, and now has 20 years of experience in the Environmental Compliance field.
Carina Boston Pinales
Carina Boston PinalesChange Management
Carina Boston Pinales brings over eight years of experience in social impact, and change management with a focus on addressing community needs through technology, collaboration and advocacy. She has built a reputation by collaborating with some of the leading progressive minds in social innovation and business.
Julie Chidester
Julie ChidesterSales & Marketing
Julie Chidester is an accomplished marketer with 20 years of experience in digital marketing and media. Julie brings this background to The Thrival Company and Your Corporate Shrink and oversees marketing programs for Thrival and its clients.
Katherine Ray
Katherine RayHuman Resource Management
Katherine Ray, in addition to her work with Thrival Company, is the founder and President of Ray and Associates. She is responsible for the conduct of general management, human resource management, executive search, financial management, organizational, classification, compensation and feasibility studies for clients.
Deanna Koelzer
Deanna KoelzerLearning Management
Deanna Koelzer serves as the Client and GSA Program Leader for The Thrival Company. She oversees Thrival’s online learning management system, client account management and customer service, publicity and events, and community outreach.

Paul Rodriguez
Paul RodriguezCopywriter
Paul has experience in social media marketing at the Department of Housing and Residential Life at Texas State, along with his time working with Hays County Crime Stoppers. Paul brings effective communication to unleash the full potential of clients.

Our Extended Team – Trainers and Coaches

Lisa Whited
Lisa WhitedCommunity Builder
Lisa Whited, NCIDQ, M.S. has a passion for improving workplaces. She is a design thinker, change management guru, leader, and community builder. Her work is borne out of the desire to move the needle on the shocking statistic that only 13% of employees worldwide are happy at work.
Michael Donat
Michael DonatBussiness Consultant
Michael Donat partners with leaders and learners to unleash potential. As a consultant, he listens to clients to create links between business needs and tailored learning solutions. As a coach, he starts with the client’s wisdom and explores options with a focus on awareness and outcomes. As a facilitator, he creates engaging learning environments that extend beyond the event to foster sustainable change for stronger results.
Carrie Williams
Carrie WilliamsLeadership Coach
Carrie specializes in leadership coaching and team development for creative and entertainment companies and legal entrepreneurs across the globe.
Kevin L. Barnhart
Kevin L. BarnhartConsultant
Kevin Barnhart is a versatile consultant, writer, facilitator, and educator with over 25 years of experience in engineering, business, marketing, and consulting across the corporate, non-profit, and government sectors. He has been instrumental in the identification, development, and launch of new technology products and services for emerging markets. His practical technical knowledge and insight influenced global clients to invest in new technologies expanding their market presence and increase revenue.
Erica Ross
Erica RossStrategist
Erica’s career is centered on starting uncomfortable conversations. She began as a strategist in the advertising world, helping brands understand multicultural audiences and how to connect with them the most culturally-relevant and empathic way.
Matt Woolsey
Matt WoolseyProfessional Coach
Dr. Matthew A. Woolsey is a certified professional coach, consultant, facilitator / trainer, author, and researcher (focus on Asian Indian leadership) with expertise in the areas of communication (executive presence and content structure), leadership development, and building high performing teams (including cross-cultural teams).
Mary Burrus
Mary BurrusTeam Leader
Mary has over twenty years of executive leadership experience, which includes leading large teams in complex organizations, solving organization-wide problems, and implementing large-scale initiatives. She has extensive experience in the strategic human resource management and training arenas.
Luis Alberto Perez
Luis Alberto PerezBusiness and Marketing professional
Alberto is an award-winning business / marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in ideating, selling-in and managing the implementation of a wide range of marketing and sales initiatives in the US, Mexico and across Latin America.
Steve Monaco
Steve MonacoWorkplace Strategist
Steve is a recognized industry leader in helping organizations create new office environments with brand awareness, high-impact culture experiences, and operational excellence. Steve focuses on complex project assignments acting as an extension of his client’s corporate real estate team when strategic and comprehensive oversight is required, whether it involves a HQ relocation, workplace strategy or leadership advisory.
Alain Hunkins
Alain HunkinsLeadership Expert
A sought-after keynote speaker, facilitator and coach, Alain Hunkins is a leadership expert who connects the science of high performance with the performing art of leadership. Leaders trust him to help unlock their potential and expand their influence. He has a gift for translating complex concepts from psychology, neuroscience and organizational behavior into simple, practical tools that can be applied on the job.
Mary Clark
Mary ClarkTraining Facilitator
Mary Clark has been designing and facilitating trainings for businesses and institutions since 1996. An ATD certified coach with a Master’s of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership, Mary’s charisma and enthusiasm immediately create a rapport with her aud.ience. Mary’s background in training and facilitation includes design, development and implementation.
Kristin Faulder
Kristin FaulderBrand Awareness Strategist
Clients have described Kristin as their secret weapon; an inspiration, driver for change; irreplaceable.   Kristin serves as a strategic partner to her clients as they seek to build brand awareness, re-frame a company vision, story and message, increase audience engagement, improve employee engagement/retention and align sales/marketing departments and efforts.
Dr. Fred Blum
Dr. Fred BlumCoach
Dr. Fred Blum is an expert in helping people live the lives that they were made for.  It doesn’t matter if they are the CEO of a billion dollar corporation or a stay-at-home mom.  When that deep inner voice can’t be ignored any longer, he’s your man.   As a Transformative Coach and Speaker, he has been helping executives and high performers create powerful results in the world while maintaining balance of Body, Mind & Spirit for nearly three decades.
Ashley Hartley
Ashley HartleyHealth & Wellness Coach
Ashley Hartley, is the founder and owner of Empower Yoga and part of The Thrival Company’s Health and Wellness team. She ensures that clients manage not just the intellectual skills of their staff, but that they create a corporate culture of health and wellness. She works to design corporate wellness programs and healthy work habits. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Harvard University in 2005 and completed her yoga teacher’s training that same year.
Mario Molinar
Mario MolinarHealth & Wellness Coach
Mario Molinar is part of the Health and Wellness Team at The Thrival Company. He works with our clients on body mechanics, ergonomics, and teaches an array of popular body programs. Mario has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for the past 13 years and a Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor and Continuing Education Provider for the past 11 years. He started his career in high-technology as a successful technology executive and then found his passion in the massage arts and left his career to start a new one!