Founder & Director
Megan Gunnell, LMSW
Founder and Director
Thriving Well Institute
I believe that life is meant to be lived to the fullest!
That you deserve to feel energized, healthy, prosperous and confident. As a therapist with over 20 years experience, I know that transformation is possible, because I've worked with thousands of clients who have made significant positive change through a practice of self-care, mindfulness and researched therapy strategies that convert to real results!
I know that a lot of people feel stretched to the max. Trying to do so many things, they never feel in front of what they're in front of. They find themselves feeling preoccupied, distracted, rushed, pressured and consequently emotionally drained and fatigued.
I know, because I was there too.
Until I discovered there was another way.
As a business owner, psychotherapist, writer, international retreat leader and keynote speaker, I love helping clients transform, restore and reach their highest potential.
Over the years, I've developed the thrive method which creates real and lasting results for my clients. It's a specific formula of learning how to maintain a commitment to healthy self-care (without feeling guilty or selfish), a solid understanding of how to practice mindfulness (which brings us into the joy of the now) and a way to shift our mindset from scarcity to abundance.
As a trained clinician, I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to my work. With a background in Integrative Medicine and shamanism, I blend traditional psychotherapy strategies with creative, holistic interventions and the result is comprehensive coaching to help you, your business or your event thrive!
I'm passionate about helping people and businesses thrive!
Thriving Well Institute
A friend once told me that I was a “student of the universe”, that’s me...in a nutshell!
I am on a never ending quest for knowledge and spiritual growth. I have learned that every step in the right direction, however big or small leads you to the life you were meant to live. Cue Megan Gunnell and the Thriving Well Institute!
I have learned so much from Megan about living your truth, following your passion and stepping out in bravery. When she approached me about being part of the Thriving Well Institute Team, I felt my soul light up like never before and I knew this was the next right step.
Recently, I have spent time studying MBSR, mindfulness based stress reduction and mindful self compassion. I have started yoga, gone on retreats and joined woman’s groups. I have worked hard to hone in on my intuition and it has changed my life and I now strive to lead a life based on this intention.
With 20 years experience as a coordinator and manager, I look forward to providing administrative oversight to the Institute and utilizing my expertise in event planning. I'm elated to be a member of this team and am looking forward to doing work that feeds my soul!
I believe intuition is our most powerful tool in living a soul-filled life. If you’re feeling inspired to find out more about Thriving Well I urge you to follow your intuition...it could change your life!
What we offer
We offer coaching, events and speaking to help you elevate your life and business.
It's time to Thrive!
It's time to Thrive!
Comprehensive Coaching Packages to help you thrive as an individual, thrive as a therapist or practitioner and thrive as co-founders.
If you've found your way to this website, you're already seeking change. You know there's a better way to live, but you need support implementing proven strategies that will help you get there!
You might feel overloaded at work or at home. You might notice that you're not feeling a sense of real life-joy or positivity in your relationships.
You might be longing for a better work / life balance or a way to prioritize what's really important to you.
Some of you might feel like you're not performing at your optimal functioning. Or you'd like to feel stronger physically, emotionally and mentally.
You're here because you're ready for more. You're ready to invest in yourself, your business and your relationships.
Our signature Thrive VIP coaching packages help you make lasting change in just 3-6 months.
Events / Retreats
Events for 1 day, 1 weekend or 1 week to help you learn through experience how to thrive.
Thrive events are structured as live, in person workshops or retreats to help teach you what a full, rich, satisfying life can feel like and how to design your life to optimize joy and wellness.
All events have a focus on body, mind and soul.
You will learn foundational strategies in self-care and mindfulness that will help you improve your quality of life, health, life balance and positivity.
Thrive events are hosted in stunning locations, surrounded by nature and include delicious, healthy meals, yoga, bodywork, meditation and creativity breaks.
Guests leave feeling restored, renewed and ready to thrive!
Could your event, conference or program benefit from a keynote session on skill building for healthy living? Is your group ready to thrive?
Does your group need a boost of inspiration and do they want to leave with a toolbox full of new strategies for coping and improving their quality of life?
Are you looking for a professional speaker who can share authentic stories and examples from working with thousands of clients over the past 20 years?
Then your event will benefit from a Thriving Well Presentation.