Presented by Ennoble Venture Partners in partnership with The National Conference Center

Build peak performance teams through purposeful leadership.

Offered virtually and in-person throughout the year.

Custom programs available for corporate groups. 

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What you can expect from THRIVETM Virtual: 

Increased levels of collaboration and teamwork

Clearer and more open communication channels

Ability to identify and replace counter-productive habits

Enhanced employee engagement

Alignment of teams with organization's vision, mission, and purpose

How to develop a targeted, culture-shifting action plan



We know you're busy that's why we designed THRIVETM to be extra-efficient, allowing you to walk away with a targeted action plan you can immediately implement with your team.

Day 1

Session 1: Understanding Your Purpose

  • Overview of the THRIVETM model
  • Connecting purpose and behavior


Session 2: Organizational Alignment

  • Identifying and evaluating team habits
  • Disrupting and replacing "success derailing" habits
  • Recognizing the connection between values and behavior

Day 2

Session 3: Creating a Reciprocating Culture

  • Effective listening and communication styles
  • Driving accountability and ownership of issues, solutions, and ideas between team members


Session 4: Sustaining Team Vitality for the Long Term

  • Identifying and improving employee vitality
  • Developing a long-term plan for improving team performance

Day 3

Session 5: Action Plans + Implementation, Part 1

  • Identify necessary changes and formulate a time-based action plan to implement the desired cultural shifts


Session 6: Action Plans + Implementation, Part 2

  • Complete action planning
  • Review THRIVETM model and the workshop

Now's the time to invest in yourself and your teams

Registration includes:

  • 9 hours of expertly-facilitated, interactive training
  • Welcome box mailed to each participant, including a participant workbook with all workshop materials, and a copy of our book
  • Ample multi-level networking opportunities


This workshop will lead you step-by-step through THRIVETM, a transformational model that leverages your team's strengths and opportunities to inspire a deeper sense of purpose to create peak performance.

Rooted in best-practice solutions and nearly a century of experience, THRIVETM produces purposeful leadership through bottom-up alignment of your organization's mission, vision, values, and key performance indicators. THRIVETM will increase awareness, clarity, and alignment for your organization, delivering demonstrable results and a sustainable peak performance culture.  

Through interactive sessions and carefully-curated small-group exercises, THRIVETM will leave you feeling energized and ready to implement a targeted, culture-shifting action plan engineered to create meaningful impact.  

Who Should Attend THRIVETM ?

THRIVETM is a multi-level experience perfect for anyone looking to drive peak performance and make a broader impact on their organization.

We offer open-enrollment sessions throughout the year, virtually as well as on-site at the National Conference Center. We also partner with companies to provide customized programs on- or off-site for teams.

"The course and curriculum were managed well, easy to understand, and structured in such a way as to gain the most from frequent interaction with fellow participants.”

-Participant, May 2020

About Your Facilitators

Ray Zukowski

Prior to joining Ennoble Venture Partners, LLC, Ray was the Senior Vice President of Customer Experience for N.E.W. Customer Service Companies in Sterling, VA. He led the company in building a world-class customer experience team; growing from one technical solution center with 400 associates to more than 10 solution centers with 6,500 associates.

Under his leadership and guidance, N.E.W. received the prestigious J.D. Power and Associates Award for four consecutive years. Ray received his BS in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Sacred Heart University and his MBA from Orlando College. He also attended the GE Executive Management School. Ray was presented with the John F. Welch Leadership Award in 2012 and serves on the Visitor’s Board for the Sacred Heart University Welch College of Business & Technology.

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Steve Voss

Prior to joining Ennoble Venture Partners, Steve spent over 30 years in executive management and corporate development, including Ernst & Young, and 12 years as Senior Vice President, Finance at N.E.W. Customer Service Companies in Sterling, VA. His expertise includes executive financial oversight, private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate integration, and treasury. During his tenure, Steve and his team supported multiple successful recapitalization transactions, including leveraged transactions, that generated more than $5 billion in shareholder wealth. Steve received his BS in Accounting from Duquesne University.

Caroline Ouwerkerk

Prior to joining Ennoble Venture Partners, Caroline spent ten years in higher education administration at the University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins University. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Director for Student Leadership and Developments at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Social Concern and was a lecturer in the Center for Leadership Education, at the Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, teaching courses on leadership, service, and social entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Hopkins, Caroline was the founding program director of the University of Chicago Urban Network, a university-wide interdisciplinary research initiative. Caroline received her BA from the University of Chicago, and her MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania. She also has a certificate from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Program for Emerging Leaders.

About The National Conference Center

Shape your ultimate learning experience at The National Conference Center. With 265,000 square feet of flexible, socially distant space and an award-winning hospitality team, The National is more than a meeting facility. It's a blank canvas, primed for learning, that can be rearranged, adorned, or completely transformed into the ideal environment for your training and development needs. From retreats to residential training to conferences to meetings, The National provides a customizable, distraction-free setting that maximizes productivity, learning, and engagement.

At The National, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees is always our top priority. In following the guidelines provided by the public health authorities and the state of Virginia, we've implemented rigorous cleaning procedures and other best practices, such as social distancing. Click to read our full COVID-19 Safe & Ready Plan.

I loved being able to connect with professionals of all levels.

— Spring 2020 participant


Creating Peak Performance Teams Through Purposeful Leadership