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Elke Paul co-founder CreatePositive

THE VISIONARY

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Elke Paul, PhD

What makes us happier together? This question has followed me through various academic degrees, careers, countries, and spiritual studies. I learned: it’s not money, intellect or background, it's our human potential for abilities like purpose, compassion and collaboration, that allows us to thrive. It inspires me that this is teachable.

• Education & Wellbeing Expert, School Consultant
• Worked & lived in Europe, USA, Australia & Asia
• Designed & led 350+ Professional Dev't workshops
• Positive Education Transformation at 2 IB schools
• Curriculum development for Mental Health Ed
• PhD Comparative Education
• MS Youth Social Work
•  Positive Psychology Certificate
• Love stillness, yoga, meditation & laughter

THE ZESTY ONE

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Tamara Lechner

Happiness happens by choice, not chance. I aim to be so happy that those around me want to step into my light. My daughter’s autism diagnosis sparked my realization that  connection, joy and purpose matter deeply and are rarely explicitly taught as skills. I believe in proactively equipping children with tools to thrive rather than reacting once mental health issues arise.

• Educational Wellbeing Global Business Developer
• Serial entrepreneur
• Geelong Institute (IPE), Manager North America
• The Center for Positive Ed, Bus Dev't & Certification
• Flourish Dx, N. America Rep. for software solution
• Author, publisher, curriculum development
• Love throwing epic parties and exploring beaches

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THE ARCHITECT

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Britta Klokotschnik

Schools should lead, not lag! As a management consultant, I learned my craft working with corporate leaders, rose to Vice President in a top global firm and then built my own business. CreatePositive combines my passion for education with my business and leadership experience. My two sons make this mission very personal.

• Senior Management Consultant, Change Expert
• 30+ years working in Americas, Europe & Japan
• Partner with C-suite, top managers & their teams
• Build operational capabilities & training programs
• CEO, Cirrus Management Consulting GmbH
• Vice President, Booz & Company
• BA History, Yale University
• Love travel, museums, great food and close friends

THE ANALYTICAL ONE

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Celeste Duff

The founding team welcomes CreatePositive’s research assistant and analytical process maven to the team. Her passionate curiosity has driven interdisciplinary experience and knowledge spanning psychology, childhood research, child protection, and health and rehabilitation research. Celeste flourishes in dynamic research environments, is committed to lifelong learning and passionate about psychology and wellbeing. She further strengthens our team’s international scholarship, having collaborated and studied in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia.  Celeste is a lifetime fitness fanatic, who capitalizes on hiking, biking, and tennis to foster a healthy and harmonious life. Her keen interest in mindfulness and yoga, stems from her belief that positive life impacts start by focusing on the beauty within.

THE CONDUCTOR

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Nikki Milligan

People need guidance to flourish! Nikki's strengths of humor, kindness, curiosity, love of learning and appreciation of beauty and excellence fit right into her role as program administrator. A natural collaborator, with a passion for organization and a strong background in advertising operations,production and project management , Nikki is in her happy place bringing ideas to life. Nikki is both a Positive Psychology practitioner and certified coach and through this work has discovered her true purpose. She is an outdoors enthusiast in all seasons and truly believes nature is the best medicine for our wellbeing.

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