When Noah Bolinder and Randy Conklin graduated high school and started university, they realized how poorly school was preparing them for the real world.

When it came to many questions like:


How can I achieve success?

Who should I date?

What is the point of my life?


school did not provide solid answers. Thrive is a book written by young people, for young people and is the book the authors wish they could have read before finishing school. Balancing questions with answers, Noah and Randy work with readers to establish a roadmap for their lives. Modelled after the structure of a tree, Thrive helps readers build their worldview (roots), live out their beliefs (trunk), develop their lifestyle (branches), navigate relationships (fruit) and plan for their future (growth). Bold and challenging, Thrive honestly and insightfully equips young people to face life with confidence and discover their purpose.

Meet the Authors:

Noah Bolinder & Randy Conklin



Noah and Randy met in grade six and are lifelong friends. They’ve done many wild things together including:


  • Shaving their heads into mohawks and running 55 kilometres in a single day to raise money for children’s education in Africa.

  • Co-founding and directing a youth conference.

  • Hiking several snow-capped mountains.

  • Living in the area known as “the Hood” in Canada’s most dangerous city.

  • And writing a book together!

Noah Bolinder is the author of the award-winning book My Promise, a ground-breaking novel in which each chapter is written to a piece of instrumental music. He holds a degree in Professional Communication and is a prolific reader who loves to learn and share ideas with people. A world traveller, Noah enjoys experiencing different cultures and making new friends. He currently serves as a Peace Officer in Victoria, British Columbia.

Randy Conklin is a black belt in kung fu and graduated with a combined honours degree in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Victoria. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Physics at the University of Toronto where he is researching quantum quadratic gravity. Randy likes helping young people discover their purpose in life and enjoys rock climbing and spending time with his lovely wife, Stephanie.

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