How it Began

One of the reasons I started THRIVE was because I kept hearing things like: "They don't care about me at work, why should I care about them." "I can't wait to retire." "It's just a job." or "I live for the weekend."

The people who said these things were making a good wage and had good benefits; but something was missing. Something needed to change.

Fall PicFor the past 30+ years, I have worked in various capacities that support and develop the people in organizations. I believe that the team members own their workplace culture, and they should be given accountability for developing and maintaining that culture. I knew that I wanted to work together with those team members to align their culture with the critical components that inspire and motivate them.


I have developed the processes and tools to provide the following services:
Workforce Strategic Planning
Culture Assessment & Renovation
Development or Updating of Organizational Mission/Vision/Purpose/Values
Key Motivator Assessment/People Development, Engagement, Diversity
People & Growth Based Leadership
Team Influence & Cultural Impact

My previous experience includes:
Leadership Assessment & Development
Human Resources & Business Operations Management
People Development & Training
Marketing/Branding & Customer Engagement

Community Involvement:
Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of NE Wisconsin
Alzheimer's Association fundraising events
Provide Marketing/Awareness assistance for Prevent Suicide Fox Cities
Previous member of Golden House Fundraising Committee
Previous Co-coordinator for Greater GB Figure Skating Club Learn to Skate Program

What inspires me?
Mutual trust and respect that foster cooperation
Sincerity and optimism
Being empowered to express and develop ideas in order to make a difference
Living a balanced life
Helping others thrive


"Mary easily brought everyone into the conversations and included their input on everything that was accomplished." - Superintendent, Government Service

"Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into helping us get going in the right direction." - Board Member, Nonprofit Organization

"I can personally say Mary's approach and interaction really brought out the best of all of our team members. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Mary and realize how truly valuable her skills and assets are to an organization seeking to build a culture of trust and integrity. It's my absolute pleasure to recommend Mary." - Director, Government Service

"Mary completed a Culture Assessment for our company that was extremely professional and effective. I highly recommend THRIVE for culture improvement." - President, Paper Industry

"I have worked with and known Mary for over 10 years. She has a background in and has had leadership roles in Human Resources and Business Management. She has extensive and diverse knowledge and skills that would benefit any organization and will always put what is best for a business and the team members first. Without hesitation, I would recommend Mary to any organization looking to grow and improve." - Kevin S.

"Thank you for all your hard work, passion and ideas for making us a better company. You went above and beyond." - Steve H.

"Thanks big time for your leadership and dedication as we worked through an important transition." - Tom G.