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This is a relaxed and informal event, delivered by Thrive Coaching and Development, aimed at those who want to enhance their wellbeing and develop resilience to deal with the challenges that our work/home life can throw at us.  It offers an opportunity to:

  • Consider the key factors that enable you to thrive.
  • Assess your current thrive-ability levels.
  • Identify areas to focus your attention and energy on to gain maximum results.

Taking a coaching approach, there will be plenty of encouragement along the way to identify small changes that you’d like to make in your own situation and identifying first steps in making this happen. You will leave equipped with simple and straightforward tips and actions that you can easily incorporate into your everyday life, helping to increase your thrive-ability.

Thrive Coaching and Development

Thrive Coaching and Development specialise in coaching, coaching skills development, leadership development, and wellbeing and resilience training.

Thrive is a new company, taking a different approach to supporting learning and development, offering bespoke, tailored solutions that help individuals, teams and organisations to grow, develop and thrive.

It was founded by Marie Ferris in February 2019, and has already worked with a range of organisations, including Queen's University, Ulster University, UUSU, IT Sligo, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, the National Trust, NICVA, and BITCNI.

Thrive has a particular focus on supporting women, offering coaching, resilience training and a newly designed, innovative suite of ILM accredited leadership programmes for women.

Visit the Thrive Coaching Development website


Marie Ferris is a highly experienced, Association for Coaching accredited executive coach with over 20 years' experience of delivering personal development and leadership and management development programmes. She has an MSc in Human Resource Management and is an External Quality Advisor with ILM, specialising in coaching and leadership qualifications.

One of the first courses Marie developed, almost 25 years ago, was Women in the Executive, encouraging women to develop their careers and aim for senior executive roles. She continues to focus on supporting women to achieve their potential, at the same time helping them to thrive and enjoy their life and work.

Clare Madden is an accredited and experienced individual and team coach with over two decades as a Learning and Development specialist based within organisational settings. She’s a strong advocate for the provision of personal and professional development for women and successfully introduced women’s leadership programmes, mentoring schemes for women and advocated for the establishment of the Ulster Wo/men's Network.

In January 2019, Clare stepped out on her own and established Clare Madden Coaching with a particular focus on coaching women to thrive.  Clare is an Associate at Thrive Coaching and Development.

Event info

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Wednesday 4 March

12.30pm to 1.30pm


Wo/men's Network at Ulster