On Monday 10th October 2016, Thrive202 asked

How can Guernsey become the Happiest Country on Earth?

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The second installment of the groundbreaking Thrive 2020 conference run by The Dandelion Project took place on 10th October 2016.

We asked our speakers and attendees one simple question – How can Guernsey Become the Happiest Country on Earth?

There were in total 20 TED-style talks on the day with the  speakers came from from home and abroad and all were at  the cutting edge of workplace
wellbeing, neuroscience, health, education, community and spirituality.

This conference was open to all and took place in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere that was suited for people of all walks of life.

This was a not-for-profit event.

All the talks of the day are available for you to watch together with speaker and audience feedback of the day.

 

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The first wish of every parent is for their children to be happy and healthy. We need to build a society that delivers on that primary wish.
We want you to become part of the solution.

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Speaker Feedback

  • Andre Duquemin

    My experience with Thrive 20/20 was nothing but positive. Great speakers, good venue, friendly and appreciative audience – and very well organised from start to finish. Thanks!.

    Andre Duquemin
  • Dave King

    A whirlwind of innovation and positivity, Thrive 2020 provided a non-stop barrage of uplifting moments that would have made even the most hardened misanthrope glad to be part of a species with such a promising future. With presentations on education reform, health and spirituality in a corporate world, advances in healthcare, grassroots mental health support organisations, and much else, Thrive provides a comprehensive blueprint for a better world. Impeccably organised. I felt like Will Farnaby arriving in Pala.

    Dave King
  • David Ryan

    I absolutely loved my time in Guernsey with a passion. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the most happy and beautiful people that I have ever met in my life and as a result I have returned from my trip inspired and humbled.I take my hat off to everyone who played any part in the organising and coordinating in any way and I honour you with a heart wide open! Thank you to The Dandelion Project for an excellent event, I have never ever attended an event ever that was as well organised on so many levels. From the order of the speakers, the food, the lighting and sound, the overall vibe was second to none! You are all amazing and you absolutely smashed it to such an extent that I have been singing your praises constantly since I came home!

    David Ryan
  • Diane Mathews

    Many thanks to the Dandelion Project team for giving me the opportunity to raise awareness about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing on such a professional platform. The whole team made me feel very welcome and helped calm my nerves and allay my fears about speaking to such a large group. It turned out to be a fantastic experience due to the meticulous organisation and care given by the Dandelion Project Group.

    Diane Mathews
  • Emily Litten

    Thrive 2020 was a truly amazing event, a room full of dedicated and passionate individuals who exchanged their experiences and learnt from each other. With events like this the Dandelion Project makes you feel like anything is achievable, the starting place is to get involved and begin the journey. A big thank you to Marc, Jock, Greg and the team for a really well organised and inspirational event.

    Emily Litten
  • Gavin St Pier

    It was a great honour to speak at Thrive 2020 and provided a timely opportunity to talk about the launch of Future Guernsey. The energy, enthusiasm and will present in the room was palpable. I wish the Dandelion Project well in their endeavours.

    Gavin St Pier
  • Gea Sijpkes

    I was so happy to join the conference Thrive 2020! All inspiring stories and ideas to make Guernsey a better place to live. Better for young and old. The word “ connection” was much heard. It is important for us, for everybody to connect, to share, to like and to love. It was impressive how many ideas were spread, how many experience was shared with the same purpose: to realise the dream of happiness!

    Gea Sijpkes
  • Greg Lydall

    Thrive2020 was a fantastic day for catalysing positive change in a community. Inspiring speakers, great food, and so much energy in the room. This is already translating into real action at community level! Thank you for the opportunity to tell a story and may the movement continue to grow!

    Greg Lydall
  • James Routledge

    I felt honoured to be asked to speak at Thrive, alongside some incredible speakers with an amazing range of experience. Thrive has a noble mission that’s relevant to all of us and the topics covered on the day were truly inspirational.

    James Routledge
  • Katie Mottram

    I have to say attending THRIVE2020 has been a conference highlight for me to date. It embodies the epitome of impeccable organisation combined with an over-riding sense of love and community; you guys have it going on! After experiencing Guernsey in action it certainly makes your dream of making the island the happiest place to live in the world by 2020 seem achievable. Totally humbling to be part of such an amazing event, thank you to all of the team for making me feel so welcome and my voice valued. I very much look forward to continuing the conversations and beautiful connections made.

    Katie Mottram
  • Nick Hynes

    It was a privilege to speak at this year’s Thrive 2020 event alongside so many inspirational people who collectively demonstrated that we can work together to make Guernsey the happiest place in the world. It was fantastic to meet and hear so many people with such a growth mindset who see the solutions rather than the obstacles and I hope working together we can reach the goal. Thanks again for the opportunity.

    Nick Hynes
  • Peter Gray

    I love the idea that Guernsey could set a model, for the rest of the word, for how to establish the conditions for happiness. The conference was wonderful. The hosts took terrific care of us. My wife came with me and we greatly enjoyed a couple of extra days vacationing on the Island.

    Peter Gray
  • Phil Clothier

    Thrive 2020 was a profound experience. As a speaker I felt cared for and guided at every step, I also felt honoured to be on stage with such remarkable and powerful speakers. The event had a clear “Why” which connected us to the bigger picture and purpose, and at the other end of the scale, every detail was handled meticulously. I believe that ultimately this work is about a transformation to higher consciousness and love. That is exactly what I experienced at Thrive2020 – 2016.

    Phil Clothier
  • Prof Mick Waters

    Thanks for the chance to enjoy the day.

    Prof Mick Waters
  • Shona McFarlane

    Thrive 2016 – it was such a privilege and a pleasure to be speaking at and attending this world changing event. The standard of organisation and the calibre of speaker was world class. From the first to the final speaker we heard cutting edge ideas on how to make Guernsey the happiest country in the world.

    Shona McFarlane
  • Sue Haywood

    Thrive 2020, well what can one say. You arrive to a wonderful island and wonderful people and get bowled over by the incredible range of speakers and organisation of the conference. It was awesome, inspiring and humbling to share the platform with such a learned group who really know their stuff and share their knowledge freely. I hope to be able to return soon to support the mental health first aid part of making Guernsey the happiest place on the earth to live!

    Sue Haywood
  • Tom Lloyd

    I have been to many seminars and conferences over the years and there is no doubt in my mind that this was easily the best; hugely informative and inspirational. The organisation from months before to the guided tour the day after was flawless. The tone and mood, very skilfully set by Marc Winn, encouraged informal discussions and the talks themselves were of the highest quality. A wide range of subjects were explored by the speakers with passion, expertise and eloquence. Well done!

    Tom Lloyd
  • Valerie Winn

    I felt truly honoured to be asked to speak at Thrive 2020 alongside a wealth of truly inspiring and extraordinary speakers. For me the most remarkable aspect of Thrive is the wide variety of speakers and the diverse range of connections that are forged. Many events focus on one field of learning, but Thrive is curated to include all areas that might help a community truly flourish. The unique opportunities for cross-pollination of ideas and experience, over just a few days creates a real melting pot of innovation. To be able to influence ideas and social change at a national level is both a privilege and a rare opportunity. TA big thank you to Guernsey & The Dandelion Project.A big thank you to Guernsey & The Dandelion Project.

    Valerie Winn
  • Andre Duquemin

    My experience with Thrive 20/20 was nothing but positive. Great speakers, good venue, friendly and appreciative audience – and very well organised from start to finish. Thanks!.

    Andre Duquemin
  • Dave King

    A whirlwind of innovation and positivity, Thrive 2020 provided a non-stop barrage of uplifting moments that would have made even the most hardened misanthrope glad to be part of a species with such a promising future. With presentations on education reform, health and spirituality in a corporate world, advances in healthcare, grassroots mental health support organisations, and much else, Thrive provides a comprehensive blueprint for a better world. Impeccably organised. I felt like Will Farnaby arriving in Pala.

    Dave King
  • David Ryan

    I absolutely loved my time in Guernsey with a passion. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the most happy and beautiful people that I have ever met in my life and as a result I have returned from my trip inspired and humbled.I take my hat off to everyone who played any part in the organising and coordinating in any way and I honour you with a heart wide open! Thank you to The Dandelion Project for an excellent event, I have never ever attended an event ever that was as well organised on so many levels. From the order of the speakers, the food, the lighting and sound, the overall vibe was second to none! You are all amazing and you absolutely smashed it to such an extent that I have been singing your praises constantly since I came home!

    David Ryan
  • Diane Mathews

    Many thanks to the Dandelion Project team for giving me the opportunity to raise awareness about the 5 Ways to Wellbeing on such a professional platform. The whole team made me feel very welcome and helped calm my nerves and allay my fears about speaking to such a large group. It turned out to be a fantastic experience due to the meticulous organisation and care given by the Dandelion Project Group.

    Diane Mathews
  • Emily Litten

    Thrive 2020 was a truly amazing event, a room full of dedicated and passionate individuals who exchanged their experiences and learnt from each other. With events like this the Dandelion Project makes you feel like anything is achievable, the starting place is to get involved and begin the journey. A big thank you to Marc, Jock, Greg and the team for a really well organised and inspirational event.

    Emily Litten
  • Gavin St Pier

    It was a great honour to speak at Thrive 2020 and provided a timely opportunity to talk about the launch of Future Guernsey. The energy, enthusiasm and will present in the room was palpable. I wish the Dandelion Project well in their endeavours.

    Gavin St Pier
  • Gea Sijpkes

    I was so happy to join the conference Thrive 2020! All inspiring stories and ideas to make Guernsey a better place to live. Better for young and old. The word “ connection” was much heard. It is important for us, for everybody to connect, to share, to like and to love. It was impressive how many ideas were spread, how many experience was shared with the same purpose: to realise the dream of happiness!

    Gea Sijpkes
  • Greg Lydall

    Thrive2020 was a fantastic day for catalysing positive change in a community. Inspiring speakers, great food, and so much energy in the room. This is already translating into real action at community level! Thank you for the opportunity to tell a story and may the movement continue to grow!

    Greg Lydall
  • James Routledge

    I felt honoured to be asked to speak at Thrive, alongside some incredible speakers with an amazing range of experience. Thrive has a noble mission that’s relevant to all of us and the topics covered on the day were truly inspirational.

    James Routledge
  • Katie Mottram

    I have to say attending THRIVE2020 has been a conference highlight for me to date. It embodies the epitome of impeccable organisation combined with an over-riding sense of love and community; you guys have it going on! After experiencing Guernsey in action it certainly makes your dream of making the island the happiest place to live in the world by 2020 seem achievable. Totally humbling to be part of such an amazing event, thank you to all of the team for making me feel so welcome and my voice valued. I very much look forward to continuing the conversations and beautiful connections made.

    Katie Mottram
  • Nick Hynes

    It was a privilege to speak at this year’s Thrive 2020 event alongside so many inspirational people who collectively demonstrated that we can work together to make Guernsey the happiest place in the world. It was fantastic to meet and hear so many people with such a growth mindset who see the solutions rather than the obstacles and I hope working together we can reach the goal. Thanks again for the opportunity.

    Nick Hynes
  • Peter Gray

    I love the idea that Guernsey could set a model, for the rest of the word, for how to establish the conditions for happiness. The conference was wonderful. The hosts took terrific care of us. My wife came with me and we greatly enjoyed a couple of extra days vacationing on the Island.

    Peter Gray
  • Phil Clothier

    Thrive 2020 was a profound experience. As a speaker I felt cared for and guided at every step, I also felt honoured to be on stage with such remarkable and powerful speakers. The event had a clear “Why” which connected us to the bigger picture and purpose, and at the other end of the scale, every detail was handled meticulously. I believe that ultimately this work is about a transformation to higher consciousness and love. That is exactly what I experienced at Thrive2020 – 2016.

    Phil Clothier
  • Prof Mick Waters

    Thanks for the chance to enjoy the day.

    Prof Mick Waters
  • Shona McFarlane

    Thrive 2016 – it was such a privilege and a pleasure to be speaking at and attending this world changing event. The standard of organisation and the calibre of speaker was world class. From the first to the final speaker we heard cutting edge ideas on how to make Guernsey the happiest country in the world.

    Shona McFarlane
  • Sue Haywood

    Thrive 2020, well what can one say. You arrive to a wonderful island and wonderful people and get bowled over by the incredible range of speakers and organisation of the conference. It was awesome, inspiring and humbling to share the platform with such a learned group who really know their stuff and share their knowledge freely. I hope to be able to return soon to support the mental health first aid part of making Guernsey the happiest place on the earth to live!

    Sue Haywood
  • Tom Lloyd

    I have been to many seminars and conferences over the years and there is no doubt in my mind that this was easily the best; hugely informative and inspirational. The organisation from months before to the guided tour the day after was flawless. The tone and mood, very skilfully set by Marc Winn, encouraged informal discussions and the talks themselves were of the highest quality. A wide range of subjects were explored by the speakers with passion, expertise and eloquence. Well done!

    Tom Lloyd
  • Valerie Winn

    I felt truly honoured to be asked to speak at Thrive 2020 alongside a wealth of truly inspiring and extraordinary speakers. For me the most remarkable aspect of Thrive is the wide variety of speakers and the diverse range of connections that are forged. Many events focus on one field of learning, but Thrive is curated to include all areas that might help a community truly flourish. The unique opportunities for cross-pollination of ideas and experience, over just a few days creates a real melting pot of innovation. To be able to influence ideas and social change at a national level is both a privilege and a rare opportunity. TA big thank you to Guernsey & The Dandelion Project.A big thank you to Guernsey & The Dandelion Project.

    Valerie Winn
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The Dandelion Project is a not-for-profit organisation focused on helping make Guernsey the best place to live on Earth by 2020. For more information visit http://www.dandelion.gg or contact joinus@dandelion.gg

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