About

Courage to Thrive

Courage to Thrive exists to support individuals, teams and communities move from surviving to thriving.  As a Community Interest Company, you could call us a ‘not-for-profit’, although we prefer to define ourselves positively as being ‘for the local community’ because all profit we make is ploughed back into supporting those in our local community in and around Poole (Dorset, UK).  If you’re not in Poole don’t worry!  Using our subsidy model, we are able to support individuals, teams and communities across the UK to move from surviving to thriving.

We exist to draw out the best in people both in the workplace and in our communities, igniting agency and resourcefulness.  We do this through the use of facilitation, coaching, workshops and other tools, in the context of relationship and community.  Take a tour of our website to explore some of the things we offer and what people have said about us.  If you are a local organisation wanting to bring about profound community transformation in and around Poole we’d love to share our passion and vision with you further and explore possibilities for partnership.

Emily Bradbury

As the Founder and Director of Courage to Thrive I believe passionately in the value, worth and potential of each individual.  I believe we were made to thrive.  To thrive we need profound courage, and we need to learn to believe in ourselves again.  That needs us to come together – to build resilient communities of support and mutuality with the help of tools and practices that rehumanise us and unlock our thriving.  I am deeply excited at the potential this has to transform individuals, whole communities and perhaps in turn begin to tackle some of the complex challenges of our age.  I believe in us ordinary people!

I know life to be beautiful and joyful, and at times deeply cruel and challenging.  Whatever our circumstances I believe that together, we can find courage to thrive.  The issues we face on a personal, family, community and global scale are immense and complex – our world desperately needs us to be thriving to work together to be the change we need.  We need to call out courage in ourselves, our communities and our workplaces.

With over 20 years of experience in the voluntary and community sector, a Social Sciences Masters degree from Edinburgh University and experience of the everyday joys and challenges of family life, Courage to Thrive is born out of a rich compost of ‘joining the dots’ and making connections.  I have a holistic approach to life with an open, vibrant Christian spirituality which underpins my belief in how brilliant people are.  I hold a Diploma in Performance Coaching with NLP, and am a licenced Springboard Trainer and an Art of Hosting Facilitator with experience of Transactional Analysis, the Thinking Environment and Theory U.

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