What’s Your Word? – Worldmaker Resilience Workshop

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Mental Health Today (A Matt Howe Tribute) & Worldmaker International are partnering to provide a series of six community-based resilience workshops in 2022 using the THRIVE Resilience Model, Worldmaker’s time-tested framework that helps people prepare for, adapt to and grow through adversity.

The first workshop, What’s Your Word?, was held in Waukon, Iowa in March 2022. See event details below: 

What's Your Word?


A fun workshop for people of all ages! Let’s come together to fuel the power of purpose and hope in our lives. We will help you clarify your personal values, set goals, and learn tips for persevering through setbacks. Stay after the event to socialize and make a personalized My Intent bracelet or bookmark with your compass word as a powerful reminder of your unique path forward!


All Allamakee County residents are welcome. 

Co-Hosts: Rachelle Howe, MHT, and Dr. Mollie Marti, Worldmaker.

Lead Facilitator: Barb Smed, certified THRIVE instructor and My Intent®️ facilitator. This workshop uses Worldmaker’s THRIVE Resilience Model™️, a proven framework that helps people prepare for, adapt to, and grow through adversity.


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The choice is yours! You pick what time and location work best for you. We are offering the same event three separate times throughout the day. Please RSVP below so we can get a headcount for refreshments and can streamline the sign-in process on the day of the events.

10-11am @ Waukon Wellness Center

3:30-4:30pm @ Waukon Wellness Center

6-7pm @ First Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall


A donation to cover materials ($20) is suggested but not required. You can donate in-person at the event or click here to donate online. 

We welcome and encourage community sponsors to help cover costs and support community resilience programming! Email us for more information at info@worldmakerinternational.org 

Thank you to our generous partners:


  • The Allamakee County Community Foundation
  • Waterville Community Foundation
  • Mental Health Today (A Matt Howe Tribute)
  • People’s Savings Bank
  • Gundersen Health Care
  • Waukon State Bank
  • Freedom Bank
  • Ness Pumping
  • Farm Bureau
  • Anonymous community members

Refreshments & Venue:

  • Kwik Star
  • Casey’s
  • Fareway
  • HyVee
  • WW Homestead Dairy
  • Dollar General
  • NICC Center
  • Waukon Senior Center
  • Presbyterian Church

Check out the second workshop in the series, The Science of Mattering.

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

We now invite you to JOIN US at Worldmaker International.

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