Worldmaker International

Worldmaker International is an international non-governmental organization that collaborates globally across disciplines to improve our understanding of human resilience and provide frameworks, education and practical resources to enable communities to become more resilient before, during, and after adversity. We began our work in 2011 as a U.S. based nonprofit resilience institute.

What is a Worldmaker ?

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


New to our work? A great place to start is our THRIVE Resilience Model™. Learn about each of the pieces below!
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Learn about what decades of research says about resilience and how we put resilience into action through our THRIVE Resilience Model™!

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Learn about the THRIVE 4: Pillars of Well-Being.
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Learn about the THRIVE 5: Individual Practices.

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Learn about the THRIVE 6: Relationship-Based Practices.

A note from our CEO

It’s hard to believe how taking action from that “not on my watch” moment years ago when my community was senselessly losing young lives has propelled our Worldmaker team through hundreds of thousands of miles traveled and lives touched across the U.S. and around the world,

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.

National Resilience Institute
Oversee National Resilience Institute U.S. and support development of resilience institutes in other countries.

Convene Global Experts
Convene global experts to collaboratively create narratives of human resilience and psychosocial field tools.

Premiere Global Resource
Serve as the premiere global resource for human resilience education.

Help Communities
Help communities around the world build capacity to prepare for and respond to disruption.

Commission Academic Research
Commission academic research and translate the findings into freely available resilience resources.

Lead Guided Experiential Learning
Lead guided experiential learning opportunities for professionals that strengthen vulnerable communities.


Zimbabwe Virtual Resilience Symposium

We invite you to watch the Zimbabwe Virtual Resilience Symposium held Thursday July 30th, 2020 on Developing Human Resilience in Society: The Role of Leaders in Creating the Right Environment. Thank you to co-host Zimpapers TV Network (ZTN) and partners

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Worldmaker Formula

Research + Collaboration + Values-Based Leadership = a world prepared to thrive through adversity.

Latest Research – Formed into effective training, advice and tools

Collaboration – with helpers, leaders, partners

Living our values – Wholehearted, positive, trailblazer

a world prepared to thrive through adversity

Worldmaker International and its National Resilience Institute (US)  provide 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.

THRIVE training
THRIVE Training

THRIVE Workshop: focused on building personal resilience and being a champion for others. Learn more.

Dr Mollie Marti
Crisis Response

Join world class resilience experts for mindset and tools to help get through — and grow through a crisis and beyond!

David Richmond leading resiliency training
Leadership and Culture

FOR AN IN-DEPTH EVALUATION  from the Worldmaker experts contact us.


Worldmaker International
Plant Your Dreams 2021: A Recap
Plant Your Dreams

Plant Your Dreams 2021: A Recap

We were wrapping up our Plant Your Dreams event in partnership with The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success when a Board member came up and said, “I’m not sure what your expectations were, but by every measure I can

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