Women who Thrive: Essential Tools to increase your Thrive-ability!

Are you a typical busy woman, trying to multi-task your way through life and your to-do list, looking after other people at the expense of yourself and sometimes feeling like you are just about surviving from one day to the next? 

Our mission is to change that and to help you thrive instead!

This will be a relaxed, informal event, aimed at women who want to enhance their wellbeing and develop the essential building blocks of resilience to deal with all the challenges that work and our home life can throw at us.  You will go away with simple and straightforward tips and actions that you can easily incorporate into your everyday life, helping to maximise your thrive-ability.

Four experienced practitioners from the fields of health, wellbeing and coaching are coming together to share practical tips, ideas and takeaways.

Plus there will be plenty of encouragement along the way to identify small changes that you’d like to make in your own situation and help with the first steps in making this happen.

And, as a special bonus, attendees will have the opportunity to win a free 1-1 coaching session.



Welcome & introduction

Coaching – Assessing my thrive-ability

An introduction to mindfulness

Tea & Coffee break

Intuitive eating

Moving through life with pilates

Putting it into practice


Marie Ferris: Thrive Coaching & Development

Marie is an accredited and highly experienced coach with over 20 years experience of training and development, organisational development and she has completed her mindfulness teacher training through Bangor University.  She left the corporate world to establish Thrive Coaching & Development at the beginning of this year because she is absolutely passionate about coaching and helping people to thrive, succeed and enjoy their life and work.

You’ve probably heard about both coaching and mindfulness. Marie wants to take the mystique out of these and make them more accessible for all of us.  She’ll introduce you to simple techniques and exercises that you can do yourself, to help you cope better with what life throws at you and to appreciate and live more in the moment, rather than worrying about the past or fretting about the future. As the host of the event, Marie will ensure that you leave ready to implement small changes that will make a big impact on your wellbeing and thrive-ability.

Kate McCulla: Intuitive Eating

Kate is a working mum of two, juggling the challenges of self-employment as a Registered Dietitian with keeping home life harmonious.  It doesn't always work out.  Her professional interests are Weight Management, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Intuitive Eating.

If you feel eating has become less of a pleasure and simply another thing to get "wrong", Kate is going to give you an introduction to Intuitive Eating and show you how to take back and stay in control.  Understanding HOW you eat and WHY you make the food choices you do goes a long way in positively influencing WHAT you eat.

Emma Crawford: Pilates teacher

Emma is a physiotherapist working within trauma in the NHS. For the past 8 years she’s been running Pilates classes in Carrickfergus and she is passionate about getting people moving, particularly those who, for one reason or another, feel they can not or should not participate in exercise. She strongly believe exercise should be fun, social and incorporated into daily activities. 

Through experience Emma knows that when we move well we feel well and so during the event she will teach an awareness of how we can move better throughout our day, with some take home tips about how to gain and maintain good posture. Research has shown that standing tall and moving well leads to better confidence and improved mental health, something we can all benefit from.

Clare Madden : Clare Madden Coaching

Clare is an accredited and highly experienced individual and team coach with over two decades as a Learning and Development specialist based within an organisational setting. 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 initiated the establishment of an organisation wide Women’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.

There are a number of key factors that enable women to thrive and Clare will helping you assess your current Thrive levels and decide where to focus your energy for maximum results. She’ll also spotlight the importance of Positive Thinking and introduce tools to help you build this essential skill.

Marie Ferris