About

THRIVEeap is…

Personal. Local. Holistic. This is the heart what we do and how we do it. We are a team of dedicated mental health and human resources professionals who are on a mission to help businesses and the people who work in them to be more resilient. We don’t buy into the idea of trying to balance “work” and “life” because how can they be separate? There is LIFE. Let’s make the time we are at work, and outside of it, as healthy and rewarding as it can be!

Who we are…

I’m Jennifer Jacobs and I own THRIVEeap. I grew up in Windham County, VT and I love living here. Over the past 20 years I have had varied roles in different organizations, all of them weaving together to bring a unique perspective to the work I do now. I have had the fortune to see the part that businesses can have in bettering the lives of individuals and the community, and beyond! I endeavor to support and continue that through the mission of THRIVEeap.

We work with all kinds of businesses–very large and really small, non-profits and for profits, human services and manufacturers. Regardless of your size or industry, we are here to help you, your employees, and your business thrive. That has become a very popular word lately. What does it mean to me? It is an outlook and a way of being during times of success and struggle. It is empowering. All of us at THRIVEeap are very excited to share resources, strategies, and inspiration to help organizations and indivisuals continue to thrive

We have an amazing team at THRIVEeap… 

Karen Blumberg, Gretchen Webber and myself provide direct support to employees for short-term counseling. We also help them get in touch with resources that help them address their needs. We are all Master’s level mental health clinicians who have a combined experience of over 50 years in the field. This measns we have pretty much dealt with just about everything related to mental health. We have worked with adults, teesn, children, families, and couples in private practice, in schools, in mental health programs, and in the workplace. If you need help we’ve got you. 

Alyssa Pelow and myself work with businesses to provide them human resource and management support. We help businesses stay up to date with employment law compliance and best practices. We help them see how all the pieces are interconnected and plan practical strategies for making changes. Managers get support from us when they are concerned about an employee or their job performance. We encourage businesses to think about developing their managers and supervisors as leaders in their organization and provide coaching to those who are both new and experienced in these roles.

We all have a hand in the Learning and Development side of things. This is what is traditionally called “training” but we like the idea of people learning and developing better than being trained. We create our own workshops including all the content and the activities. We get our participants involved in learning (or refreshing) information and skills. This is more interesting and people learn better that way. 

THRIVEeap is proud to be affiliated with these professional organizations…