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The quote that keeps me going 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,

committed citizens can change the world, indeed, 

it's the only thing that ever has." 

Margaret Mead

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About Elke Paul (PhD)

Dr. Elke Paul holds a PhD in Education, Business and Cultural Studies, a degree in Social Work and a Certificate in Positive Psychology and she is a senior Yoga and Meditation instructor. She is a division board member at IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association) Dr. Paul lived in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia where she worked as a School Transformation Consultant, Senior Professional Development Trainer (250 + Workshops) Coach, Content Creator and Retreat Facilitator. She consults educational and other organisations in science based wellbeing transformation and co-founded CreatePositive, an online wellbeing education organisation. She also develops professional development courses like the UK Government approved Senior Mental Health Leadership training for UK schools. Elke is passionate about supporting leaders and communities to be wellbeing literate and to lead and live from that place for more joy, health, collaboration and impact. 

Career & Education

IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association), Spirituality and Meaning Division

Board Member

Co-Founder CreatePositive (Human Skills Solutions)

Current Position


Founder Positive Education Training:

Wellbeing Educator & Positive Education Consultant & Leadership Trainer

Current Position

Positive Education Transformation Coordinator at BBIS International School,Berlin, Germany


Wellbeing Consultant & Curriculum Development at IGB International School,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015 - 2016

Research & Program Development and Implementation: Mental Health for Teenagers ,

2010 - 2014

Founder & Managing Director: Energy & More Yoga Studio & Teenage Wellbeing Education ProgramsSydney, AUS 

2008 - 2014

Director of Qualitative Education Research, 
Brown University, USA - Creative Partnerships, UK

2004 - 2007

PhD StudiesHumboldt University, Berlin, Doctoral Advisory Stanford University

2000 - 2005

Community Relations, and PhD Scholarship at BMW Headquarters, 
Munich, Germany

1998 – 2000

Project Manager for EU School Research, University Viadrina, Frankfurt-Oder, Germany

1996 - 1997


One Year Certificate in Positive Psychology & Positive Coaching

Wholebeing Institute (USA) & Geelong Grammar School, AUS

Yoga, Meditation Teacher Training 

Power Living, Sydney AUS

PhD in Education, Business Studies and Anthropology

Humboldt- & Stanford Universities, Germany / USA

Master (MA) in Comparative Education /Social Anthropology/Cultural Studies

Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany, City College of NYC, USA 

Masters (Diploma) degree in Social Work /Youth
Fachhochschule Nuernberg, Germany

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