/ 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 conversation through his study of neuroscience 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.

As founder of The Elevate Partnership, Paul is turning the usual model of consulting on its head. He is passionate about being a better ancestor to future generations, and passionate about helping his clients do the same through challenging and sculpting their leadership culture.

Paul is an accredited, professional coach specialising in leader development, growth and transformation and serves as Professional Development Director on the board of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, UK. He is also a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s MG100 Coaches and is an accredited facilitator of The Leadership Circle. 

Paul has been a management consultant, coach, educator, facilitator and trainer for over 20 years working across the world with private, public and voluntary organisations for PriceWaterhouseCoopersCapgemini and IBM

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.

His client experience includes Samsung Electronics, Diageo, Unilever, Nestlé, Elsevier, Esteé Lauder Group, Unison Rights, Kelloggs Europe, Pepsico Europe, Penguin Random House, Sony Business, Vodafone, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer.

It’s not all work though, Paul also composes music and is working towards his black belt in Aikido. 

/ 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, 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 so that their organisation becomes a better ancestor to future generations. 

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. 

Tina’s creative indolence includes flower and plant photography, gardening, reflective writing, art journaling and abstract painting. She’s authored several books, three of which (published by Hodder and Stoughton) are bestsellers in the equine world. 

/ 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. We are delighted to have Jennifer on the team, presenting the Grace Under Pressure Masterclass with Paul. 

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