/ PAUL CRICK
Paul is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Elevate Partnership.
A connector of dots, Paul brings a new perspective to the leadership and teams conversation through his study of neuroscience, music and Aikido. He has a gift for deep listening and upbeat facilitation, and has an ability to draw out the things that need to be said. Clients feel reassured in his presence and safe in speaking their truth.
Paul is an accredited, professional coach specialising in team coaching, leader development and culture transformation. Paul has been a management consultant, educator, facilitator and trainer for over 20 years working across the world for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Capgemini and IBM, with private, public and voluntary sector organisations.
Paul co-led IBM’s Global Coaching Community of Practice of 4,000 coaches across 80 countries and served as an Executive Coach in IBM’s Professional Coaching Service. He has taught and coached leaders individually and in groups, both inside and outside IBM, across 22 countries up to and including C-Level Executives.
Paul teaches on the Senior Managers’ Apprenticeship and Executive MBA at York St John University. He is a member of the associate networks at both Henley and Cranfield Business Schools. He is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s MG100 Coaches and is an accredited facilitator of The Leadership Circle. He recently served as Professional Development Director on the board of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, UK.
/ Bill Zeeb
There is nothing Bill loves more than accompanying teams and leaders to extraordinary performance in their business results. Although skiing comes a very close second.
As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt trainer and coach, Bill has worked with over 2000 leaders. As a Master Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach (one of a few dozen globally), he has coached successful leaders in over 25 countries to demonstrably improve their leadership as measured by those on the receiving end – their stakeholders.
He focuses on making the best of challenging situations, leveraging the pandemic to enable him to work from home and ski 100 days a season before breakfast, catching the sunrise over the Alps. An extreme triathlete since competing in Alcatraz in 1984, Bill views leadership and teamwork as a muscle that wants to be trained and developed. He gathers joy and energy from accompanying others to achieve extreme performance in their work and personal lives.
/ Laila risdon
Laila is a Master Coach, facilitator and speaker. She has worked for over 15 years specifically on Culture Shift and Alignment Programmes, consulting for global organisations and SMEs on High Performance Cultures, Coaching Cultures, and Sustainable Cultures; prioritising people and planet sustainability as well as ensuring profit sustainability.
She has an MA from City University in Performance and co-founded the National Award winning company, Indigo Brave in 1996. Accredited in the Emotional Intelligence Tool, EQi, she is also trained in Systemic Constellations as well as NLP, energy psychology (EFT) and Kinesiology. Laila leads bespoke training workshops including Becoming BRAVER, The Diversity Dividend, High Performance Teams and Results Driven Communication.
Wherever real and progressive change is desired in an organisation, Laila is happy to deliver it. Be prepared to be gently, but firmly challenged.
/ TINA BETTISON
Tina is chief of seeing the wood for the trees.
She has a gift for noticing the things that other people don’t notice, connecting the dots, pulling out the essential and important elements, and assimilating them into something coherent which makes everything suddenly make sense. She has a way of seeing the forest, the trees and the patterns in the wood.
We don’t know how she does it (maybe it’s something to do with her love of photography and abstract painting), we just know that her gift is a vital resource to The Elevate Partnership whether we’re helping clients build a new business model, articulate their vision and purpose, or sculpt a new culture.
Tina has worked in book and magazine publishing, qualitative market research, local radio and ran her own art gallery. She has worked on projects with a wide range of clients from Asprey and Garrards to Brantano, IBM to General Mills, Patek Philippe to Glaxo.
/ JENNIFER HAMADY
Jennifer Hamady is a voice coach and board-certified therapist specialising in technical and emotional issues that interfere with self-expression. Her clients include Grammy, American Music, and Country Music Award-winners, contestants on The Voice and American Idol, performers in Emmy award-winning productions, and corporate clients across an array of industries.
She is the author of The Art of Singing and The Art of Singing Onstage and in the Studio, both published by Hal Leonard and heralded as breakthroughs in the psychology of personal and musical performance. Jennifer began her career as a performer, singing and touring with artists and companies including Stevie Wonder, Christina Aguilera, Patti LaBelle, Cirque du Soleil, Def Leppard, Jessica Simpson, and Lee Ann Womack.
She writes regularly for Psychology Today on matters of creative expression and presents workshops and masterclasses frequently around the world.