We didn’t set out to make the next big app. The project grew out of the lessons learned and passion formed during the winding career of our founder on his own path to satisfying work. Out of that, Dave Barrs developed a burning passion to help students and young professionals find paths to fulfilling work and careers.
Dave spent 12 years, often after work, testing and coaching students and frustrated young professionals. “Aha moments” from students and parents . . . passions unleashed . . . and career paths made right energized Dave and redeemed the frustration he had experienced in his own path. Eventually a mobile and web platform was the “no brainer” solution to reach as many career seekers as possible.
Dave put his own strengths as a creative, builder and visionary to work building a platform to serve young career travelers. Then his own daughters, their classmates and eventually hundreds of students and young professionals shaped thryver into what it is becoming.
We exist to help people find and fuel their strengths, and to connect them to meaningful and fulfilling work.
We intend to make life better for an entire generation as we unlock a universe full of fulfilling work, engaging employers and delighted customers. Our job is not to tell Millennials what is wrong but to take the best of what has been and marry it with the best of what can be.
Uniquely wonderful. Forget snowflakes. YOU are amazing. We lump people into categories to build insights, but ultimately each one of us is uniquely wonderfully.
Here to serve.
When we are at our best, we offer our best to community. We choose to use our individual traits not to pull each other apart but to pull together.
Responsibility = freedom.
It empowers us, enriches us and frees us to pursue life to its fullest.
None of us are perfect, but we can still be respectfully real. The world needs examples, not posers.
For the good of each individual, our users and community. We fight for ideas and love people.
For who we are, where we’ve been, where we’re headed, our work, our customers, each other, and opportunities to thryve.
Live like you’re dying and die thryving.
Cruelty Free: No interns were harmed in the testing of our app.