9-10 MAY 2024



in person event MAY 2024


Q Station,  Sydney

Come and join this brave community of Australia’s most progressive Executives and Leaders dedicated to building high energy, high performing cultures where individuals, teams and business truly thrive.

“Claire and Sophie there are no words to justify just how much I needed and loved spending time with incredible, intelligent and funny humans ‘face to face’ !! Book me in for next years #Thrivingworkplace which is like no other work conference, gathering, networking, seminar on earth !! You both absolutely nailed it… AGAIN !!”


senior executive – medibank
“There is something extraordinary about the joy of connection and possibility that comes when a group of humans get together with a common sense of purpose and strength for action. Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed – food for the leadership soul I reckon. Blessings to you Claire and Sophie for your gifts and impact in creating this gathering. May its seeds continue to germinate and inspire for many years to come.”


“It was — to say the least — a transformative experience…I honestly can’t think of a better landing place than with you all and the beautiful community you’ve created. I was humbled and supported and learned loads. What a phenomenal group of souls.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”


“The community you have built is pretty amazing. It’s given me more motivation to keep connecting with spectacular people like you! Congratulations again on a wicked event”



The Thriving Workplace and SuperFriend Join Forces!

SuperFriend conducts Australia’s largest annual industry wide workplace mental health survey, The Indicators of a Thriving Workplace. The indicators of this survey are presented across five Domains for building a thriving workplace – Work Design, Capability, Safety, Connectedness, Leadership and Psychosocial Hazards.

The synergies in name, passion and purpose are undeniable, and so for 2024, we are delighted to be collaborating with SuperFriend in a true marriage of the ‘heart and the head’. Together, we will deliver you a careful balance of content based on data and latest research, alongside storytelling and real-life experience.

Find out more about SuperFriend’s Indicators of a Thriving Workplace here


Adam Barringer

Partner Risk Monitoring & Voice
– Deloitte

Adam Faludi

Head of Customer Success APAC
– Enboarder

Adam Jadresic

Head of Safety, Health & Environment ANZ
– Unilever

Alison Mirams

Executive Chair
– Roberts Co.

Alissa Clarke

Executive Director Consulting
– shilo.people

Anne Das Gupta

Head of Culture, Diversity, Total Rewards & Performance
– Sydney Water

Annette Gray

– Annette Gray Consulting

Audrey McGibbon

Co-Author/Founder EEK & Sense

Brigitte Fairbank

Vice President
– Capgemini Invent

Catherine Carvolth

Director ER, Safety & Wellbeing
– Department of Communities & Justice

Caroline Waite

Sales Director
– Sanofi

Catherine Frogley

Group Manager Talent & Learning 
– Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company

Cherry Ward

Founder & Managing Director
– Bluebird Leadership

Dan Despotoski

Group Head People & Culture, APAC
– Space Furniture

Daniel Flynn

Co-founder & Managing Director
– Thankyou

Dr Liz

CEO & Founder
– Include Inc

Dr Miranda Jensen

General Manager, Enterprise Change Practice
– nbn

Dr Nick Taylor

Co-founder & CEO
– Unmind

Emma Walsh

– Family Friendly Workplaces

Gill McLaren

Founder & CEO
– Syntegrate Consulting

Graeme Cowan

Non-Executive Director
– R U OK?

Hang Osment-Le

Senior Client Manager

Hayden Fricke

Managing Director
– Steople

Janelle Delaney

Delivery Excellence Executive

Jennie Walker

Director Engagement & Transformation
– NSW Government

Karen Maher

Senior Manager Talent & Organisational Development
– Mirvac

Karen Stein

Partner – Executive Coach
– Deloitte Australia

Kate Connors

Chief Mental Health Officer
– PwC Australia

Kay Clancy

Chief People Officer
– WISE Employment

Kevin Figueiredo

General Manager Risk, Safety & Sustainability
– Super Retail Group

Leigh Dunlop

Executive Director, People
– Future Super

Mariane Power

Co-founder & Director
– The Posify Group

Mark Fazio


Matt Graham

– Allens

Mel Marsden

Director & Founder

Mel vonHartitzsch

Community Builder
– Culture Amp

Melanie Evans


Meredith Wilson

Founder & CEO
– thepeoplegame

Michael Morgan

CEO Asia
– Hermann International

Mo Maarj

Consultant Podiatrist/Refugee Advocate
– Nararrabeen Sports & Exercise Medicine Centre

Monica Watt

– Incredible Buzz

Pete Martin

Regional Director
– Emeritus

Richard Keep

– EY

Richard Tew

Country President
– Novartis

Simon Brown-Greaves

Chief Mental Health Officer
– Australia Post


Founder & Director
– The Gaimaragal Group

Tegan Davies

GM & Head of Wellbeing
-The Oranges Toolkit

Thea O’Connor

Wellbeing & Productivity Adviser

Tim Wilkes

Founder, CEO & Chief Storyteller
– Pathos Services

Tony Lehner

Executive Director Client Experiences
– shilo.people

Vanessa Morley

Director People & Culture
– Nine

Yaser Naseri

Marketing Activation Lead
– Blackwoods

Yvonne Weldon

– City of Sydney

Danielle Dobson

– Code Conversations

Amanda Webb

– Xplore for Success

Imagine yourself spending two incredible days here…

Hidden away in 30-hectares of native Australian bushland lies a unique setting for your discovery and transformation journey!

With its own secluded beach, stunning views over the harbour, ocean breeze and natural light streaming in through the windows…we think we’ve found the ultimate space for this year’s Thriving Workplace event.

Whilst you’ll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city, in reality you’re just a short ferry ride away from the CBD. Plus, it’s one of the only places in Sydney where you’ll find free parking!

We invite you to join us for a truly unique experience that will:

Absorb the wisdom of the global experts and experience of the community to co-create a new future together
Empower meaningful connection and long-lasting relationships with incredible humans just like YOU
Break down commonly held beliefs rife in our society that are hindering progress in our workplaces
Allow you to be fully present in a stunning physical environment away from any distraction and busy-ness
Immerse you into a 360-degree wellbeing experience – move, think, conspire, laugh and celebrate together

with immense gratitude to our 2023 partners

The Thriving Workplace community is immensely passionate about mental health, equity and empowerment

In collaboration with B1G1, each ticket purchased for this 2-day event will fund 2 days of mental health treatment for an Orphaned Child in Thailand

Here’s how your contribution could help:

“Many of the children in our care suffer from mental health issues from wide ranging sources. Some children have been severely neglected, malnutrition and traumatised, resulting in the delayed in their mental development and associated mental trauma which needs ongoing support. Others have lost their parents and have born significant trauma and loss from that experience.

At Hands we are committed to providing all the support we need to enable these children to cope with, grow and overcome their experiences. With your help, we provide mental health support via counselling with psychologists.”

Hands Across The Water

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