Thrive Global Announces New Product Suite: 5x5

Company Marks Fifth Anniversary Bringing Solutions to End the Stress and Burnout Epidemic to Customers Including Accenture, Cisco, Hilton, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, Pfizer, Salesforce, ViacomCBS and Walmart

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NEW YORK--()--Thrive Global, the behavior change technology company founded by Arianna Huffington five years ago today, announced its new 5x5 product suite. 5x5 is a comprehensive set of five distinctive products available across five platforms: web, mobile, chat, conference and call centers.

“Five years ago, we launched Thrive Global with the mission to end the global epidemic of stress and burnout. When the pandemic hit, the themes at the heart of our mission suddenly became among the most urgent issues of our time. In our new hybrid world, companies now realize that well-being is not a perk but an essential strategy for success that must be embedded into the workflow itself,” said Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global. “That's why, on our fifth anniversary, I’m excited to announce our new 5x5 product suite. We’re meeting the moment by meeting employees where they are and providing solutions in real time when they need them most. That’s the fulfillment of our vision. And we’re bringing our products to some of the world’s most forward-thinking companies, including Accenture, Cisco, Hilton, Levi Strauss, Microsoft, Pfizer, Salesforce, ViacomCBS and Walmart. It’s an exciting time at Thrive Global. Our goal from day one has been to reshape the employee experience. And now we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to accelerate our mission and redefine the future of work. Our 5x5 product suite will be the foundation of that effort, and I’m excited about the impact it can have on the lives of millions of employees around the world.”

In July, Thrive raised an $80 million Series C round co-led by Kleiner Perkins and Owl Ventures. The new funding gave the company the resources to accelerate product growth and bring its enterprise SaaS platform to more companies around the world. One of Thrive’s pivotal new hires is Chief Product Officer Christopher O’Donnell, who joined Thrive after spending over 10 years at HubSpot, most recently as Chief Product Officer, and is leading the buildout of the 5x5 product suite.

Thrive has spent five years cracking the code on habit formation and behavior change, delivering its solutions to customers on a best-in-class platform made up of science-backed Microsteps, real-time stress interventions, storytelling and community. The company has deployed this continuous, real-time behavior change experience across its customer base, helping employees at over 125 organizations in more than 140 countries improve well-being, mental resilience and productivity.

Thrive will offer its products on the web; on mobile through the Thrive app; in chat and messaging by integrating tools like Thrive Reset into an increasing number of workplace communications software, including Slack and Microsoft Teams; in video conferencing, with its continued integration into Zoom, Cisco Webex and Teams; and in call centers, by incorporating its products into call center software. The five distinctive products featured across these five platforms are:

Thrive Today

In the Thrive app, and soon available across all platforms, Thrive Today helps users build healthy habits through six Journeys: Recharge, Food, Move, Focus, Money and Connect — because sleep, nutrition, movement, gratitude and other key aspects of our overall well-being are all interconnected. Throughout the experience, users can commit to and track Microsteps — small, science-backed steps to help build healthy habits — and get motivation from storytelling and inspiring role models that appeal to the heart, not just the mind.

Thrive Learn

Thrive Learn is the next iteration of Thrive Global’s learning platform, featuring a growing suite of world-class learning programs — delivered by Thrive’s Chief Training Officer Joey Hubbard, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Aaliya Yaqub, Nutrition Director Tess Bredesen and a team of expert facilitators. Thrive Learn is a learning management system with short, targeted videos, expert advice, the latest science and actionable Microsteps that are too small to fail.

In addition to Thrive’s existing learning experiences, including Thriving Performance, Thriving Mind, Thriving Parenthood, Thriving Families, Thriving Across Our Differences and Thriving Together, Thrive has also launched new experiences that meet the moment by addressing some of the biggest challenges companies and their people are facing today, including:

  • The Great Re-evaluation, helping companies re-energize and re-engage their people as record numbers of employees quit their jobs in what has been called “the Great Resignation.”
  • Thriving Onboarding, instilling a culture of continuous well-being, belonging and resilience from day one, especially as hybrid work becomes a new norm.
  • Thriving Kids, equipping parents with tools to help their children navigate unprecedented challenges in mental health.
  • Eat to Thrive, building eating habits that sharpen focus, reduce stress and anxiety and prevent cognitive decline while at the same time helping users lose weight and improve overall health.
  • Thriving in Distracted Times, finding focus in a world of “pandemic brain” and techno-overload.
  • Thriving Connection, strengthening our relationship with ourselves, our families, our co-workers and our communities.

Thrive Reset

Neuroscience shows that we can course-correct from stress in just 60 to 90 seconds. Thrive Reset is a real-time stress intervention tool that allows users to take short breaks to breathe, stretch or practice gratitude to reduce stress and reset in just 60 seconds. Thrive Reset is integrated directly into Zoom, Cisco Webex and Microsoft Teams at Accenture, an example of how Thrive is embedding well-being into workflow software. With over 100 Resets to choose from on themes like gratitude, movement and reframing problems, each Reset includes a guided breathing bubble that helps users inhale, exhale and bring themselves back to center. Users can also create their own personalized 60-second Resets by selecting photos of their family, pets, landscapes, along with quotes and music that bring them calm and joy.

Thrive Challenges

Thrive Challenges add a new layer of motivation and incentive, inspiring people to build healthy habits by committing to Microsteps in the areas that matter most to them. Each Challenge — for example, Setting the Scene for Sleep, Disconnecting From Your Devices, Strengthening Your Growth Mindset and Building Better Money Habits — is connected to a Thrive Journey and includes relevant Microsteps over a set period of time. For additional motivation and a sense of community, users can see how many others are participating in their Challenge. Having access to a peer network of support within an organization results in a much more effective and more meaningful behavior change journey.

Thrive Pulse

Thrive Pulse is a mental resilience dashboard that gives leaders unprecedented real-time insights into employee well-being, stress and burnout — all anonymized and aggregated. It integrates directly into the daily workflow — for example, in Microsoft Teams and Slack — creating a seamless, frictionless experience that meets employees where they are. And because the insights are in real-time, Thrive Pulse will empower leaders to make timely interventions and help people course-correct to ensure they’re thriving and reaching their highest potential.

From our customers:

“As a truly human company, we are committed to helping our people prioritize their mental resilience and self-care every day — so they can succeed both professionally and personally,” said Ellyn Shook, Chief Leadership & Human Resources Officer of Accenture. “We have been honored to be a partner of Thrive Global since its launch and to collaborate on the design of Thriving Together, Thrive Resets and Thriving Mind. These science-based tools, which bring conversations about mental well-being to the forefront, have been completed by more than 180,000 Accenture people, helping them be their best in all aspects of their lives.”

“As we transition into the world of hybrid work, having a people-first mentality that focuses on employee well-being is critical,” said Fran Katsoudas, Executive Vice President and Chief People, Policy & Purpose Officer of Cisco. “Cisco’s partnership with Thrive directly contributes to building a culture of empathy and mindfulness. From Thrive Reset as part of Webex to Leadership Journeys for over 11,000 global leaders, our work together is embedding well-being and resilience practices throughout the organization.”

“We launched our partnership with Thrive Global nearly five years ago because we knew the importance of prioritizing the mental and physical well-being of our Team Members around the world. When the pandemic hit last year, our Team Members benefited from the strong foundation of Thrive resources and Microsteps that we'd created together well before the pandemic,” said Laura Fuentes, Chief Human Resources Officer of Hilton. “With the help of our long and productive relationship, we’ve been able to provide our Team Members with dedicated guides and access to Thrive Global’s app-based experience, and to meet them where they are on their wellness journeys.”

“Pfizer’s partnership with Thrive Global has been a great support in our ongoing efforts to provide the tools and resources to help all of our colleagues take care of their physical and mental health,” said Payal Sahni, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Pfizer. “We look forward to working with Thrive to support our colleagues through the new Thriving Kids program, which is aimed at giving parents necessary strategies to help children with pandemic-related anxiety. The more knowledge and tools we have, the better able we are to achieve our purpose: Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives.”

“We were thrilled to bring the Thrive Global behavior change platform and app to all of our global employees and take 250 employees on Leadership Journeys,” said Nancy Phillips, Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer of ViacomCBS. “I like to think of Thrive as a gift that helps us prioritize our well-being, learn and grow, and share our well-being best practices and Microsteps with each other for inspiration. It’s also a way to ensure that taking care of ourselves is part of our everyday culture and conversations so that we can all operate at our best.”

About Thrive Global

Thrive Global is a leading behavior change technology company founded by Arianna Huffington in 2016 with the mission to end the stress and burnout epidemic. Thrive helps individuals and organizations improve well-being, performance and mental resilience with its AI-powered behavior change technology platform. Thrive’s Microsteps – small, science-backed steps to improve health and productivity – have been adopted by employees at more than 125 organizations in over 140 countries, from frontline and call center workers to executives at multinational companies. Thrive Global is headquartered in New York City and has offices in San Francisco, Dublin, Athens, Bucharest and Melbourne. For more information, visit


Monica Lee
Chief Communications Officer, Thrive Global


Monica Lee
Chief Communications Officer, Thrive Global