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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 Me: Elke Paul (PhD)

My life has been a colourful quest to learn what it takes to become a kind, positive, and happy human being. I went through multiple university degrees, I have conducted fieldwork in corporate organizations and a variety of schools, ranging from the former prison school on Rikers Island, NYC, to the most prestigious grammar schools, I taught teenagers and adults to find their inner spark on and off the yoga mat - I wanted to learn how wellbeing could be "taught".  I have lived and worked in many countries, trekked through the Himalayas with a holy man and sought out the most solitary places to go within and learn. Along this journey, I have met the most wonderful, helpful and inspiring people. They fuelled my passion for humans being at their best. All this has shaped my work as an international Wellbeing expert. 

Our lives, along with our education, are changing drastically. We have to get better at making schools the place where people can truly experience, learn, and shape positive human values to save ourselves and this planet.

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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