Janet Patry, Founder and Executive Director
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Right 2 Thrive was founded in 2009 by Janet Patry after she spent several weeks volunteering at a children’s home in Nairobi, Kenya where the children were not in school due to lack of fees. Upon returning to the United States, Janet started the charitable organization to pay school fees for the children and improve their living conditions. Janet later discovered many of the children were not orphans but had been abandoned by their families because of extreme poverty. To reunite the children with their families and help the entire family break the cycle of poverty, Janet relocated from New York City to Nairobi in June of 2012. Utilizing her experience as a Life Coach and Emotional Intelligence Instructor she designed and implemented R2T's Empowerment Program which consisted of personal empowerment, income generating skills training, and business workshops with a one-on-one mentoring component to help families earn a stable income and provide for themselves.
As Right 2 Thrive's Executive Director, Janet's primary responsibility is to acquire and protect the resources necessary to implement programs that help families holistically rise above their circumstances in thought, emotion, and action. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, is an accomplished Human Resources professional, a certified Life Coach, a certified Master Trainer and Curriculum Developer, and most recently, a certified Body Talk Practitioner and Reiki Master.
Janet has many years of experience in coaching, team building, quality and performance improvement, and is now incorporating energy medicine into all her work to release emotional blocks within individuals and organizations to help them align with their purpose and vision. Janet believes in the potential of the human spirit to rise above any and all circumstances and find a meaningful existence which is why she remains committed to her vision of a world in which all people embrace their right to thrive.