Thrive Training
Planting character in the hearts of
young men today
that will effect future generations.
Helping people to Thrive not just survive.
Prisoner Reintergration
Drug Testing
Youth Mentoring
Leadership Training
Change Management

The founder of Thrive Training - Chris Bown

About Thrive Training

Thrive Training exists to link released prisoners to employment and to further equip them to become the best version of themselves they can be.

About Chris Bown

After spending 15 years with WA Police locking people up, I now have a passion to unlock people.
After becoming utterly frustrated at the revolving door of recidivism, I now have a passion to see people get their lives back on track and stay out of prison.
To me it seems obvious that if a person gets out of prison and can’t obtain employment, they are going to go back to whatever they can, to earn a dollar.
I draw on my experience from being married for 27 years and raising three children to adulthood. I also draw on 15 years experience with WA Police as a Detective; and in the last few years working with one of Perth’s largest builders spearheading a huge cultural change to create a culture I would be happy to send my own kids into.
From this experience I have implemented a successful strategic plan to reintegrate released prisoners into the workforce.
Along with Chris, there is a team of people waiting to mentor and nurture young men and women back into society.

Supporting Companies

Hanssen Construction

Western Australia's premier highrise builder who is making a difference to the next generation


Apprenticeships & Training

Smart City Perth

'stiring the imagination'


Management Systems & Events

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Great Stories of young men reintergrating and adding value back into society


Prisons-Motivation Club

The day the door opened up to do a talk at Wandoo Reintergration Facility which was one of the prisons that Chris Bown would assist to lock young men up when in the Police Force. These days he’s assisting with a whole team of others to help these young men the day they walk out.

The following stories are just a taste of good things to come as more doors open in other prisons.

Joshua Hinton

In and out of prison from fifteen year of age

I am twenty-three years of age. Since the age of fifteen I have been in and out of the prison system, my last three years and 4 months for an armed robbery.

Whilst in prison, due to good behaviour I was given the opportunity to work for a company called Hanssen during my prison leave.

It was good for me because I had never worked before, and I felt un-judged whilst doing so. I enjoyed working with them and when released on the 4th of April 2017 I continued working with them.

I am thankful for the opportunity as it keeps me busy and allows me to earn legitimate money. This the longest I have been out of prison and I have just finished parole.

I now rent my own house with my girlfriend and newborn daughter, and it just makes me want to work harder for them.

My life has honestly been so much better since working for Hanssen. I can now do the things I have always wanted the legitimate way.

Yours Sincerely
Joshua Hinton


Chris has helped me gain my confidence back

I’ve been working with Chris Bown at Hanssen Construction for about four months now.

Before I was working here I was constantly going through the revolving door of prison.

Chris helped me gain my confidence back in myself. He will always ask how I am and takes me out for coffee just to touch base on how I am which has been such a positive impact on me.

I believe what Chris and Hanssen Construction are doing for people like myself is such a good and postive thing to stop that revolving door, by giving people the opportunity to work and gain self worth to again feel like a part of society.

Yours Sincerely

Shane Brown

Working keeps me on the straight and narrow

My name is Shane Brown.

I have recently finished a 3 year jail sentence. Whilst beng imprisone at Wandoo Reintergration Facility, Chris Bown came to a career expo back in 2016 and gave me hope of a job prospect working for Hanssen Construction.

I didn’t think much of it at the time but I always had it at the back of my mind, for I knew having a criminal record would make it difficult for me to get a job.

About a montyh before I got released I got hold of a man named Bobby who is friends with Chris Bown and inquired about the job interview.

I started 3 days after being released “in the scaffolding team” which I personally think was the best thing for me as working keeps me on the straight and narrow. I have nothing but respect and high praise for Chris and the company Hanssen as they are helping me through a very tough time in my life.

Yours Sincerely
Shane Brown


I think more people should get this experience

Natthan 25 years old and I’m writing this letter to tell you about how being let out of prison on the day of release has hlped me saty out of prison and secure job at Hanssen Construction.

I’ve been in and out of prison most of my life due to not having a job and hanging around the wrong crown of people but since I’ve atarted with Hanssen I’ve been out of trouble and started hagning around good people and have a bright future.

I think more people should get this experience and opportunity, as it has helped me so much.

Yours Sincerely

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Call Chris Bown direct or email operations

m. 0400 383192

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