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IONS Presentation Series
Thursday October 8, 7:00 PM

At the Bohemian Grange Hall ( click for map)


CrisMarie Campbell & Susan Clarke


“How Conflict Leads To Creativity in Relationships”

Whether it is at work or at home, people tend think a “good” relationship is  one where everything is “smooth” or ‘respectful.”

The # 1 source of pain in any relationship is conflict.

The kicker is that conflict is a natural part of any relationship. The key is learning how to use the energy of conflict rather than defuse it.  We think conflict is an energy source for creativity.

In this talk you will learn practical tools that you can apply immediately to any relationship that you are apart of both at work and at home.

Specifically, you will learn:

  1. A dynamic relationship road map showing the road less travelled
  2. The three behaviors that people think help in conflict, but don’t
  3. Two magic ingredients that instantly transform conflict
  4. A tool that bridges differences making creativity possible


  CrisMarie and Susan specialize in working with leaders whose teams are stuck in unhealthy conflict and underperforming. They help teams turn their conflict into creative results. The recently released their TEDx Talk: Conflict – Use It, Don’t Defuse It!

Why are they the experts? Because they are a team. They’ve worked with hundreds of leaders and organizations for fifteen years and know the challenges teams face. They can reliably help you transform your team or any relationship.

To learn more about Thrive visit:  www.thriveinc.com


CrisMarie Campbell

CrisMarie is a recovering mechanical engineer with a passion for people. A former Boeing engineer, CrisMarie earned her M.B.A. and served as an adviser to business leaders implementing large-scale change at Arthur Andersen. After co-founding thrive! in 2002, both she and Susan worked closely with Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team for eight years. A rower in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games and a silver medalist in the 1987 World Championships, CrisMarie knows the difference between a group of champions and a championship team, and makes sure her clients have the skills and structure required to achieve their most ambitious personal and professional goals.

Susan Clarke

Cancer opened the door to Susan’s career as a leader’s coach. At the age of 24, doctors gave her six months to live. Unwilling to accept this, Susan did what she now coaches her clients to do – to use conflict rather than defuse it. This approach not only saved her life; it led her to co-found thrive! so she could teach leaders and teams the same principles. Susan’s disarmingly genuine, no B.S. style models what only becomes possible when truth is “in the room.” Susan earned a Masters in Behavioral Science at the Leadership Institute of Seattle and is certified as a Martha Beck Coach. She’s spent over twenty-five years as a faculty member at The Haven, a personal development center in B.C. Canada. Since co-founding thrive! in 2002, Susan has helped hundreds of leaders and their teams go beyond their wildest expectations for real communication, leadership, and innovation.