I teach people how to thrive and enjoy this amazing event called life

My goal is to teach people the skills and knowledge they need in order to truly flourish in their personal and professional lives. Individuals gain insight, perspective, and confidence so they can overcome any current or future obstacles and ultimately thrive in life.

I work with individuals (Thrive for Individuals) who generally come to me with a specific issue they want to address such as stress/anxiety/depression or fears/phobias. 

I also work with organisations where I deliver The Thrive Programme to small groups (Thrive for Organisations), or 1:1 with leaders/managers (Thrive for Business Leaders).

Our training programmes

Our programmes are underpinned by scientific research. They’re continually updated with the latest research.

The Thrive Programme for Individuals takes you on a fascinating journey of self-discovery by teaching you insights about yourself, your beliefs and your thinking. It equips you with the knowledge and skills to take control of your life in order to create happiness, success, health and resilience.

The Thrive Programme in Business is a “mental wellbeing” programme delivered face-to-face to small groups of individuals within the organisational setting. When employees are thriving, so too will the teams and organisations they work within.

The Thrive Programme for Business Leaders teaches the skills that thriving people use to manage their emotional and cognitive state which will reduce stress and anxiety and increase wellbeing.

The Resilient Student is an online programme designed for the adult learner about to undertake tertiary (vocational or university) studies. Juggling study with part-time work, family commitments, and simply living life, can be stressful. The Resilient Student will prepare you to tackle any hurdles, achieve your educational goals, and get on with whatever’s next.

What inspires us?

The what

Our programmes are inspired by our belief that everyone can lead a thriving life where they feel resilient, confident, and in control.

The how

Our inspiration dictates the efficacy of the programmes we deliver, our values, and our overall sense of purpose.

The result

Our focus on outcomes, combined with our desire to deliver a great learning experience, means you’ll be immersed in a learning journey that, once applied, will have you kicking any goals you set. You’ll be thriving.

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Our values

We Listen Intently to our Clients

We will be intently listening to every conversation we have with you regardless of whether it’s over a coffee or a device. We’ll ask you questions until we’ve reached a clear understanding of what you want to achieve. Once we start working together, we continue to bring our big listening ears to every conversation we have. Don’t worry, it won’t be an inquisition.

We act with Integrity and Honesty

We will always bring honesty, accuracy, clarity, and fairness into all interactions we have and commitments we make. We will call out any problems we see that might impact your objectives/goals.

We work to Live

We believe in balance - life balance. When we are working towards a deadline, yours or ours, it’s all guns blazing. When we can take a break, it’s all about inspiring conversations (with a good glass of wine) that refuels our energy tanks with new ideas. 

We deliver your results with a Determined head and a Passionate heart

We love what we’re doing and can’t think of anything else we’d rather do (apart from cycling in Italy). 
We have an incredibly strong focus on achieving your goals, mixed heavily with honest and solid relationships.

We are Lifelong Learners

We know we’re not perfect and that learning never stops. We’re always reading new research material, and meeting with the best and most respected experts in the world.  

My story

Michelle Carlyle

My Personal Story

I’m passionate about many things but particularly education and how it has the ability to change lives. I'm not just referring to formal education that leads to a job, but education that helps us learn and grow as people.

I’ve always been interested in people. What makes them tick? Why do some people always seem to be "up" with confidence and vitality, and others the opposite? Can we learn confidence? Can we change our personality? 

All of these questions sparked a growing interest in psychology and mental wellbeing. I started reading dozens of books on subjects such as cognitive psychology, positive psychology, sports psychology, memories, emotional intelligence, and many more.

I became a Licensed Thrive Consultant after personally experiencing the success of the programme. Someone close to me suffered with emetophobia and after months of visiting a clinical psychologist, she was no better. We discovered The Thrive Programme and within six weeks she was on a plane travelling to the UK for a holiday. She was completely better. She's is now a healthy, happy, vibrant, and thriving young woman. In the process, I learnt about the history of The Thrive Programme and the solid scientific research behind it. 

When I’m not working, I enjoy the great outdoors. A bit of a cliche but nonetheless true. Our house is close by a lake with a trail all the way around. I walk or run around it often. It keeps my mind clear and gives me a boost of endorphins which I think I'm addicted to now.

I live in Sydney with my husband. Most weekends are a mix of friends, family, cycling, running ... thriving. 

My Career Story

I’ve enjoyed 25+ years in large, global organisations with the majority of that time in General Management positions. I understand the pressures of business and the joy of achievement. I've had some wonderful learning opportunities during my career and I've been able to share a lot of this knowledge as a mentor and coach for >10 years. 

I made the decision to start Thought Ratio which is a blend of my experience and strengths, with what I find fascinating and important. And what's important to me is helping people to thrive so they can maximise this wonderful event called life.

Professional Memberships and Education

  • Licensed Thrive Programme Consultant
  • Member of the Association of Thrive Programme Consultants (ATPC)
  • Member of the Institute of Learning Professionals (ILP)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders (FIML)
  • Graduate of the Company Directors Course (GAICD)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
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