Create modern workplaces for remote and hybrid teams!


People really want to feel connected at work.

Having a sense of community is key to building a workplace where employees from all over can feel like they belong, enjoy what they're doing, and stay motivated.

We team up with companies that have a mix of office and remote setups to make sure everyone feels connected and like they're part of something special, no matter where they're logging in from!

Who We Are

Welcome to our people + culture development firm! We believe that every company has the potential to be a great place to work — our clients are companies with growing remote and hybrid teams that want to establish or elevate their culture and connect their team.

Our mission is to help you achieve your full potential by fostering a culture of community among your team!

What's in the name 😏

Thirteen | The number 13 represents new beginnings, passion & self-expression.

Thrive | To grow, develop and flourish.

Struggling to keep your hybrid or remote team connected?

You're not alone. Many companies face the challenge of maintaining cohesion and collaboration across diverse locations, putting team morale and productivity at risk.

Here's how we can help:

We bridge the distance with our proven strategies. We break down barriers between remote and office-based team members, fostering seamless communication and collaboration.

We help you combat isolation
😓. Remote work can sometimes feel isolating, and our tailored approaches create a sense of belonging and community, ensuring every team member feels valued and supported.

We boost engagement ⚡ because we know keeping remote teams engaged can be challenging. Our innovative techniques spark motivation and enthusiasm, driving wellness, self-motivation, productivity and success.

"Aura has helped translate the firm’s values into a holistic and thoughtful system. Her work has helped set up not only methodical processes that have guided existing and new staff members but also established long-term goals that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable.

Aura has taken the time to work closely with each team member and has helped them navigate management strategies. Her support and ideas have amplified the company’s message, mission, and values. We are truly excited to be working with her!"

Paola M. | CEO & FOUNDER

"Aura is welcoming and thoughtful and is quickly able to establish a level of trust amongst the team. She understands the unique challenges that managers and leaders face in their day to day work and offers coaching and concrete steps for consideration when working through any issues that may arise. I can recommend Aura with confidence knowing that she will be a positive, while staying true to her own values in all the work that she does."

Marianne L. | DIRECTOR HR

Work With Us


Team Experience Design


  • You’ve noticed a shift in mood, people are not participating as much, they’re not as connected during team meetings and their motivation had decreased.
  • People are leaving at a higher rate than before and you’re not sure why.
  • Your management team is ready to evolve into powerful leaders who drive big change in the organization, but you don’t have the time to mentor them + you're not sure where to start.
  • You have a remote/hybrid workplace and want to foster more connection among your team, their work and leadership.
  • People are more stressed and demotivated, and you're noticing a drop off in participation in events.


A 4-phased approach to elevating your employee experience, employee engagement design, and shifting organizational culture through building community.

Discover ◡ Design ◠ Deploy ◡ Debrief

Our services include:

  • Defining your mission, vision and values
  • Building a sense of purpose and shared values
  • Fostering connection among employees — work — leaders
  • Creating and maintaining culture in a remote/hybrid environment
  • Creating a supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Foster belonging — acceptance, trust, safety, and shared identity
  • Wellness and mindfulness activities for remote and hybrid teams


Coaching for Managers


  • As a company, you want to set up your new managers for success & equip existing managers with new tools to lead today's dynamic workplace.
  • You're a growing company and you've recently promoted several people into management roles, now you want to make sure they have the skills to manage and lead the team.
  • You've recently done an engagement survey (congratulations!) and want the feedback for managers or leaders is not what you expected, you want to take action but you're unsure how.
  • You're a manager yourself, and you want to learn how to build trust and include everyone, you want to better articulate expectations, provide feedback and communicate effectively with your team.
  • You're a manager balancing multiple responsibilities and priorities and you're noticing the impact on your work-life balance and stress levels, you want to do it all, but you're not sure how.


We understand the challenges that managers face in today's dynamic workplace, and we're here to support them every step of the way. We specialize in helping managers foster open communication, build trust and support, enhance collaboration and inclusion, master time management, and drive performance.

  • Open Communication: Break down barriers and foster a culture of open and effective communication. We equip you with the tools and techniques to facilitate meaningful dialogue and create a work environment where ideas flow freely.
  • Build Trust and Support: Cultivate trust and establish strong relationships with your team members. Our coaching programs guide you in developing authentic connections, fostering a supportive work environment, and building a cohesive team.
  • Collaboration: Harness the power of collaboration and unleash your team's collective intelligence. We help you foster a collaborative mindset, promote teamwork, and enhance productivity through effective collaboration strategies.
  • Time Management: Master the art of time management and maximize your productivity. We provide you with practical techniques to become more self-aware and present, prioritize tasks, optimize workflow, and achieve a sustainable work-life balance.
  • Performance Management: Drive high performance within your team through effective performance strategies. We guide you in setting clear expectations, providing constructive feedback, and motivating your team to achieve outstanding results.

Meet Our Founder

Hey there 👋 I'm Aura Telman, Founder of Thirteen Thrive.

Imagine this: A young immigrant from Romania arrives in Canada at the age of thirteen, equipped with nothing but ambition and a desire for adventure. That's me! Those formative years taught me invaluable lessons about the importance of community, inclusion, and finding your place in the world.

Fast forward a bit, and here I am, in the land of HR, with over a decade of experience shaking things up in the corporate world. I'm also a certified mindfulness practitioner and advocate for mental health, adding a unique dimension to my approach. My goal? To not only enhance individual experiences but also revolutionize your company culture from the ground up.

My work has been recognized by industry leaders and featured in prominent publications like Nasdaq, Thrive Global, and Brit + Co. So, if you're ready to elevate your company to new heights, let's connect!

Our commitments to you...

We commit to showing up authentically and building trust throughout our working relationship.

We commit to fully supporting you the way you need to be supported — there are no assumptions in this space about what you need.

We commit to listening deeply, hearing, acknowledging and upholding your lived experiences.

We commit to rooting all our work together in empathy, curiosity, compassion and openness.

"Aura is very authentic and insightful when she provides coaching and support to leaders, after working with Aura, I was clear on where I needed to direct my focus. She helped me envision a pathway forward that was aligned with my goals and values. I would recommend Thirteen Thrive to anyone who wants to lead and manage in a less prescriptive and more authentic way."

Michelle P. | FOUNDER

Excited to see what we can achieve together for your remote and hybrid teams? Connect with us to learn more.