Microsoft 365 Training & Support

M365 Apps with Marianne (LRG)

Marianne, Thrive's Microsoft Magician, specialises in helping you to get more bang for your buck from your Microsoft 365 Business subscription, by creating bespoke content options for your business from within the Microsoft 365 applications you already know (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Forms, Teams, Sharepoint, Planner and more)!

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Thrive helps you to:

Save time by outsourcing the creation of what you need to Thrive, so you can focus on what you do best in your business!

Save energy, with ready to use documents, spreadsheets, forms and systems that are tailored to you and your business (no cookie cutter approach here!)

Save money by not having to fork out for extra programs or subscriptions - use the tools already built into your Microsoft 365 subscription, and get more bang for your buck every day!

Are you the 'Jane of all trades' in your business?

You're a professional. And you know what you are doing - you need to, in order for your business to keep going!

Up until now, you have been juggling all the balls in your business - expertise, admin, marketing, a bit of accounts, maybe some HR to start outsourcing, and loads of working it out on the go! Not to mention the stuff that you manage after you switch the computer off at the end of the day (anyone else find their life admin never ending too?).

It's exhausting - and so stressful trying to keep across it all, with all those different systems and logins!

And every time you mention that to someone in your biz buddy network, or in one of those groups on Facebook, you get inundated with offers for a whole new program or system that will 'completely change your life'. You know the ones...that sound a little too good to be true?

Well, really, that's because they are! If they don't come with an additional cost, then you don't get all the features. If you want all the features, you've got to learn a new layout, jargon, and import all of your existing stuff into their format.

Ain't nobody got time for that!

All you want, and need, is a way to see how to better use what you already have - or someone you can trust to come in and give you something that works, and makes sense, so you can get on with what you need to do!

Ways I can help your business Thrive



With a little know-how, you can do amazing things for your business!

Build your knowledge by joining our Facebook group, or subscribing to our YouTube channel. Ease your workload with DIY templates, resources and business tools.



Take the knowledge you have, and use it to create workflows that make it easy for you to show your clients that you are the expert they need.

Start getting more bang for your buck from your Microsoft 365 subscription by getting expert help from Thrive when you need it.



Create a bespoke workflow, and accompanying documents and processes, that wow your clients, at every touchpoint.

Choose your preferred way to access Thrive's Microsoft Magician - custom projects, 1-1 strategy sessions, or ongoing access via a Thriving with 365 membership.

  • Thrive Admin Services

    “Marianne is professional, knowledgeable and an absolute dream to work with. This one document template is now going to be used over and over again and I'm going to look a whole lot more professional!”

    Gemma Wilson Cherry Blossom Social Media

    Cherry Blossom Social Media

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    “Marianne is by far the most experienced administrator I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She makes it all seem so easy - it really is like she can see what I have pictured in my mind!”

    Rochelle Courtenay

    Share the Dignity

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    “Our ongoing dealings with Marianne and Thrive have been superb. The quality of work, timeliness, proactivity and breadth of skillset has been of enormous support to our young and growing business.”

    O'NEILL Peter

    De Motu Cordis

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    “Finding someone like Marianne who is at a 'expert' level of experience not only with actual MS Word document formatting technical skills but also exemplary customer service has been amazing for me, likened to striking gold! I would highly recommend Marianne's services to anyone.”


    Admin & Co

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    “Thank you so much, I found the session extremely useful and I really appreciate the notes and the recording. The way you explain things makes it so easy to understand.”

    Juliette_Virtually Driven

    Virtually Driven

Marianne Close (with stamp)

Hi there - I'm Marianne

In case we haven't already connected, I am the owner and Microsoft Magician at Thrive Admin Services, a specialist Microsoft 365 training and support service. I have worked in corporate administration roles for over 20 years, covering every stage of administration from reception to finance to C-Suite 1:1 EA work. 

I love solving problems, and being the 'make it happen' person when it comes to documents, spreadsheets, presentations and business systems. My experience has shown me that that it's possible to do some incredible things within the Microsoft 365 suite of products. I know that with a little know-how, you can confidently manage your business and wow your clients using the tools you already have at your fingertips with Microsoft 365!