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The coronavirus pandemic presents significant challenges for all of us, including for the helpers under our care.  We are working remotely, have cancelled or postponed all group events through August, and are transitioning many of our trainings, certifications and events to take place virtually.

We have opened a virtual THRIVE Coffee House to provide a space to gather for connection, centering practices, and resilience tools. You are invited to join us.

We remain committed to our essential work of helping the helpers strengthen themselves and others. Please contact us or reach out to any team member to talk about current projects or explore how we might help you meet emerging challenges facing you or your organization. The need for research based human resilience skills building has never been greater and we are here to help.

Take good care of yourself and others and remember: we thrive together.

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.

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What is a Worldmaker ?

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

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




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,

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Dr Mollie Marti

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.


Welcome to the Worldmaker THRIVE Coffee House


You are invited to join the THRIVE Coffee House

Join world class resilience experts virtually for mindset, tools and a good chat to help get through — and grow through — the coronavirus pandemic and beyond!

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Resilience and Wellness Training and Consulting

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.

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Why Worldmaker Work Matters


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

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FOR AN IN-DEPTH EVALUATION  from the Worldmaker experts.

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Worldmaker International
Derecho Recovery
Derecho Recovery

Midwest Derecho Recovery

Hi friends, You might have heard about the recent derecho that, with little notice, blazed a 700 mile swath across Iowa and beyond, demolishing homes, businesses, properties, and crops. This included hurricane like winds up to 140 mph through sections

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


Honoring a decade of work with deep roots and strong wings.

As a community resiliency project and national nonprofit building strength across America before, during and after traumatic disruptions, we planted deep roots.

Stepping forward to meet humanitarian needs without borders, we grew strong wings.

We now invite you to JOIN US at Worldmaker International.

There’s a place for you .