Meet Worldmaker

We all have the right to thrive. Pairing research with a voice of calm, hope and positivity, Worldmaker helps build stronger, more resilient communities and organizations capable of growing through adversity. While individually we are unable to solve today’s pressing social problems, united we can make the world – our world – a better place for all.

What's a worldmaker?

A positive, wholehearted trailblazer helping to create a world where we all can thrive.

New to our work? We are dedicated to building human resilience. The THRIVE Resilience Model™ gives a framework for how we can build resilience in our communities. Learn more about human resilience and our THRIVE Resilience Model™ below! 

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What is human resilience? Learn about what decades of research says about human resilience and how we put it into action through our THRIVE Resilience Model™!

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Learn about the THRIVE Relationship-Based Practices.

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Learn about the SPECS Individual Practices.

20 years scientific research global fieldwork dedicated to helping the helpers

This work draws from more than 20 years of scientific research, a decade of nonprofit fieldwork in communities around the globe and a robust network of human resilience practitioners dedicated to helping the helpers.

Worldmaker Formula




25 years of scientific research


Robust network of human resilience pioneers


Over a decade of crisis response and community building


Worldmaker provides resilience and wellness training and consulting to leaders and helpers in crisis response, education, military communities and organizations. We have delivered education and support to leading governmental agencies and organizations, including the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Education, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Victim Services, Leadership in Counter Terrorism (Australia, Canada), Wounded Warrior Project, the Invictus Games Foundation, the National Association of School Psychologists, and universities and K-12 schools across the United States.

David Richmond leading resiliency training

Speakers Bureau

Speakers with resilience expertise and real world experience


Worldmaker International
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Resilient Leadership: 12 Traits of Successful Leaders

This is the 4th guest blog in our series Lessons in Resilient Leadership, written by Troy Cicero, the President and Chief Skill Officer of MulticultuReal Communications. With a background in anthropology, psychology and sociology, Troy is creating welcoming workplaces. In

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Busting 4 Common Myths About Resilient Leadership

This is the 3rd guest blog, written by Eileen McDargh, in our series Lessons in Resilient Leadership. Eileen is a trusted Worldmaker advisor, CEO of The Resiliency Group and author of multiple books including Burnout to Breakthrough. In this blog,

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