Thrive At Work

Expertise: We are a creative partnership offering deep client engagements, workshops, coaching, and self-directed solutions in the areas of strategy and design, team culture, and learning. 
Cleveland, OH
The Agile Canvas: A simple, powerful model that engages everyone in any form of planning and design

The Agile Canvas is a simple and powerful process that engages a group in organically organizing any kind of planning, collaboration or design. The process leverages questions and strengths to realize shared possibilities.

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Learning Environment & Culture: Creating learning organizations that grow teams and leader

We partner with organizations and teams to build a learning culture where people grow and develop through technologies, systems, learning methods, communities and habits of learning. We co-create learning environments and programs. 

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Team Culture: Growing habits of a thriving team culture.

Our Team Culture process involves five facilitated experiences that grow habits the areas of belonging, learning, purpose, courage, and energy. We show you how to use what you have to grow the team culture you want.

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When our clients choose us, they are excited to make their best future possible with people and teams who are connected, excited and focused on what matters. We help teams, organizations, and individuals achieve new levels of performance by helping them connect in new ways to design strategy, grow thriving team cultures, and establish dynamic learning environments and cultures.  

As creative partners, we do not approach our work as consultants. We co-create with our clients to ensure we draw out what individuals, teams or the organization want to see possible for their thriving cultures. From there we deliver unique experiences through deep client engagements, team facilitation, workshops, coahing and do-it -yourself kits that teach the habits that matter most.  

We work with clients of all shapes and sizes, and have worked in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, banking, professional services, retail, nonprofit, and academia. They love our engaging and friendly style, depth and breadth of competence, and the partnership approach to our work together.

Work Experience

Our partners have experience working in multiple industries for large corporations, startups, nonprofits, and academic institutions across global geographies.


Organizational Change Management
Positive Psychology


Our partners have masters degrees in business, positive psychology, and organizational development.

Books & Publications

The Way of Questions- Jack Ricchiuto
The Art of Conversations- Jack Ricchiuto
Ideas- Jack Ricchiuto
Smarter Together- Jack Ricchiuto
Focus-Jack Ricchiuto
Beyond Recipes- Jack Ricchiuto
Making Sense of Time- Jack Ricchiuto
The Power of Circles- Jack Ricchiuto
Abundant Possibilities- Jack Ricchiuto
The Agile Canvas Field Guide- Jack Ricchiuto
The Joy of Thriving- Jack Ricchiuto
The Stories that Connect Us- Jack Ricchiuto

Boards & Committees

Cleveland SHRM Board
Social Venture Partners Board

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StrengthsFinder 2.0

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don't. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. To help people uncover their talents, Gallup intro...

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The Art Of Conversations

Jack Ricchiuto is a writer, teacher and master storyteller featuring his books, articles, blog and work

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Character Strengths Research and FAQs: VIA Character

VIA Institute on Character is a non-profit dedicated to filling the world with greater virtue. Discover your character strengths with our free VIA Survey and contact us to learn more.

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Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Now updated with new research-the book that has changed millions of livesAfter decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in scho...

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An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization

A Radical New Model for Unleashing Your Company's PotentialIn most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for-namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and managing other people's impressions of them. There may be no greater ...

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The Way Of Questions

It's becoming easier to notice that uncertainty is the new certainty. Whether we struggle or flourish in uncertainty depends on the questions we live from. We navigate uncertainty well when we live from new questions. We struggle when we live from old questions. Old questions have no power

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Team Learning

Thriving team cultures grow when teams intentionally grow habits of learning. We define culture as the relationship between the 1) quality of connections and 2) degree of freedom to be your best. Thriving teams have have people who feel strongly connected with themselves, with each other, and to the organization.

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The Agile Canvas

The Agile Canvas is a responsive, question-based process that makes us smarter together in any kind of planning and organizing efforts. It's the simple power of four conversations.

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Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland Leadership Center
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
McKinsey & Company
University of Pittsburgh
Talent Launch
The Reserves Network
Case Western Reserve University
Minds Matter
Hotel and Leisure Advisors
Cleveland Cavaliers
Lutheran Family Services
Sustainability Nanotechnology Organization
Trish Otter
United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland
President and CEO
Evan is a true professional and his expertise and knowledge are evident. Throughout the course of our year-long project, Evan was responsive, helpful and patient with my many questions and requests. He worked to learn my business and its lingo and anticipated our needs. His work product was not canned but was tailored to our exact needs. I highly recommend Evan as a consultant and a professional who will invest his time and talent to better your business.