It's rare that a conference manages to curate such an interesting group of speakers. Many larger organisations could learn a few things from the folks in Guernsey.
To the whole awesome team and all the beautiful people I've met, I'm back in Geneva and wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart (what a strange expression) for this beautiful, beautiful experience you offered us. I really enjoyed Thrive, met some amazing people, had great discussions all the way to the airport and discovered a lovely part of the world I would have probably never have set foot upon otherwise. So a huge, MASSIVE thank you! I'm full of gratitude, and looking forward to whatever emerges from these few days together.
My experience of the Thrive 2020 event was unlike any other assembly I have ever attended – uniquely candid, collaborative, substantial and prosocial. It nurtures a well-connected ‘community of interest’, which seeks to optimise opportunities for ‘cooperative’ human society, in Guernsey, and as far as imaginative people are willing and able to take it.
Dr Ellen Wilkinson
Thank you for the warm welcome and superb hospitality. You really seemed to set out to get the best out of us - and hopefully succeeded. I loved the overlaps between the presentations and the idea that belief, leadership and collaboration can triumph. I observed astounding positivity and the potential for great things to happen in Guernsey as a result of your work. I feel honoured to have met you all.
Dr Pratima Singh
Thrive 2020 has been a truly inspirational event. Superbly planned and executed with a stunning range of inspiring, thought-provoking talks through the day. The food was fantastic and attention to the small details like the little play area made it most welcoming. We were lucky to spend the weekend mixing with the locals and were blown away by how warm and hospitable the whole community is. I predict great things for Guernsey in the future due to its leaders and its people. Many thanks for inviting me.
The Thrive 2020 conference in Guernsey was excellent, offering a range of interesting speakers throughout a busy day. The diversity of thought that was offered around improving outcomes for health - and mental health in particular - was thoughtful and inspiring. The warmth of the welcome - to Thrive 2020 and to Guernsey - was much appreciated and the organisation was slick and efficient.
Thrive 2020 brought together an eclectic yet coherent programme focused on what we can all do to improve and protect mental health across society. As an audience member, I listened to some amazing and inspiring talks about often simple but highly effective actions driven by the belief of a few passionate people We know this is what it takes – passion and commitment. The day was full of this and as a speaker a real privilege to be a part of. It is seldom that you have the chance to come together in such a way and work with others who share your values. Guernsey and the wonderful Dandelion Foundation will stay with me for some time – having left me renewed and re-energised
I have nothing but great things to say about my experiences at Thrive2020. From the initial contact with the team, right through to standing on stage, the organisation and support were second to none. An extremely well-designed programme of fantastic speakers provided such an exciting day of thought-provoking and inspiring discussion. I will look forward with great interest to hearing about the innovations and collaborations that will undoubtedly come out of this fantastic event to improve the lives of Guernsey’s residents.
Thrive 2020, was a truly inspiring event. It was an absolute joy to listen to experts in their field of practice describing and sharing the fruits of their labour, research and knowledge. The event has introduced me to many new ways of looking and thinking about health and wellbeing, I had many meaningful connections and conversations and had the opportunity to connect and network with individuals who are leaders in there field. Thank you for the opportunity to share my story and for inviting me to be part of such a special day. Thank you, I will take this learning and inspiration with me.
Kristoffer Maximilian Rasmussen
Magical event. As a speaker, I was really well curated for and I actually got to know the other speakers and audience on a personal level. Most profoundly for me is I really want to come back to Guernsey
I am truly inspired by Thrive2020 and the rest of the Guernsey community. This is a unique social experiment and I am fascinated by what might be accomplished in the years to come! What they achieve could become a model for communities all over the world.
Dr Melrose Stewart
The Thrive2020 experience embodies everything a conference presenter or attendee might wish for. No need to imagine what it might feel like to have little or no stress, even when presenting at centre stage, eating some of the most nutritious food Guernsey has to offer, and being looked after by the hosts who have already predicted your every need. As a first time visitor to the beautiful island, my thoughts are already straying to the time when I might return to recapture the unique experience of engaging with truly inspirational speakers with a shared sense of purpose, and who made sure innovation was the order of the day.
I’ve been lucky enough to attend quite a lot of conferences and events aimed at discovering how we best thrive - emotionally, physically and spiritually. The speakers at Thrive 2020 were outstanding and taught me so much. They spoke with wisdom, empathy and vast depths of knowledge. It was an absolute privilege and pleasure to take part in the event on the glorious island of Guernsey. And I even became quite the local and went for a swim... in short, I felt I absolutely thrived and left with renewed energy and insights on how to thrive even more....
ENERGIZING! I learned something new and inspiring and thought-provoking from each talk and had so many intense (but rewarding) conversations that I'm still recovering from all the positive excitement many days later. I'm so excited to be newly connected to this inspiring community and know that this conference has enhanced and enlarged my network in the best possible way.
Inspiring, engaging and wonderfully informative, Thrive 2020 was all this, set within such a smooth audio-visual experience that the day flew past, ending with as much enthusiasm as it began!
Andy Le Seelleur MBE
For me, Thrive was an incredible event in terms of objectives and curation. I was honoured to be asked to speak and amazed at the calibre of fellow speakers and the variety of subjects covered. The warmth of the welcome and the atmosphere throughout the day were fantastic and a credit to the organisers. I have certainly taken the enthusiasm and ideas back to Jersey. Thank you!
Thrive is a fantastic opportunity to bring a unique set of ideas and inspirational people together - it was a privilege to be asked to participate.
I spoke at Thrive2020, it was a life-affirming experience I will never forget. With a brilliant technical team, the day went perfectly. It was a textbook demonstration of organisation, planning, enthusiasm and delivered with passion. The Team should be extremely proud of the event. I have no doubt Thrive2020 will inspire positive change in others and also provide several platforms to encourage and deliver change for positive growth both on an individual basis and for the community.