Our Story

Who We Are

We are business professionals trained in the science of positive psychology providing a comprehensive enterprise well-being training system proven to drive connection, increase human performance, and improve company cultures.

Our paths are unique, but our journey is the same. We believe in a better, healthier, and more connected society. When we improve the overall well-being of each employee, we help organizations thrive and create a better world.

We have spent thousands of hours bringing together the best research behind positive psychology, neuroscience, and behavior change into a program for individuals and organizations ready to thrive.

We believe companies that flourish in today’s marketplace create value not just in financial terms but in human terms. They enhance the lives of their employees and their families, customers, owners, communities, and the world at large.

Organizations today are becoming increasingly “socially conscious,” not just because it’s the right thing to do but because it is the key to long-term competitive advantage.

The science is clear, we know when people are engaged and feel a sense of belonging at work, the individual will experience:

  • Increased performance
  • Greater motivation
  • Higher levels of happiness
  • Better conflict resolution
  • More creativity and original thinking
  • Increased resilience
  • Lower levels of stress and burnout
  • More positive relationships

We drive connection, belonging and employee engagement. According to Gallup, businesess with high employee engagement experience:


Our Values


Know Yourself. Give Generously. Share Openly. Connect Deeply.


Find the Spark. Engage Others. Deliver Value.


Be Curious. Dig Deeper. Embrace a Growth Mindset.


Polish Thoughtfully. Be Professional. Do What You Say You Will Do.


Driven. Get the Right Stuff Done. Work Hard.

We are curious learners. We are business people. We are passionate teachers. We are perfectly imperfect. We are on our own journey with the goal of getting better each day.

Laura Cooke
Founder & CEO

Laura Cooke wants to change the trajectory of well-being and wellness of Americans through teaching the science and skills to thrive in life. She is a dynamic leader, speaker, educator, and mother who is passionate about personal growth and helping people flourish.

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Chris Cooke
Co-Founder & Partner

An energetic and approachable leader, Chris Cooke applies his deep passion for helping people and organizations with his background in technology consulting, analytics, and digital experiences, allowing him to easily work across many industries.

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Doug Smith
Co-Founder & Guru

With the voice of a professor and charm of a favorite uncle, Doug Smith, a former CEO of three major corporations, is relishing the second half of his life as a speaker, teacher, and writer on the skills that lead to flourishing.

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Ready to invest in your people?

We believe we can do it together.

When individuals flourish, organizations flourish. We exist to change the world by helping people live their best life. We bring together the best research behind human motivation, positive psychology, neuroscience, and energy management into an engaging program that teaches individuals and organizations how to thrive. We drive bottom-line results by helping people and their organizations be their best.


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Columbus, Ohio 43221

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