Lisa joined the Eleos Team as your organisational health advisor and has a passion for people being able to be their best and thrive. She will work with your survey and digital data to interpret the ground truth in your organisation and work with you to generate options, start points for investment and help guide an efficient and effective organisational health strategy.
She has been determined to make a positive impact on people since her first career in teaching and she focuses on strategic wellbeing, supporting leaders to create a healthy workplace culture where employees are happy, engaged and can excel.
We are delighted that she brings with her such significant breadth and depth and lives by her mantra – ‘psychology, but not as you know it’. Being a chartered psychologist and psychotherapist gives her a point of difference to understand what’s going on and enable change. Lisa firmly believes that if we get people right, we get business right.
She was awarded Psychologist of the Year, Oxfordshire by GHP Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards in 2018 and continues to thrive by juggling work life with a young family and a campervan!
Combining a rare mix of International Hostage Negotiation and Corporate experience with a deep understanding of the human factors that underpin every business, including mental wellbeing, resilience and leadership, Chris’s unique insight is highly sought by clients around the world.
Chris spent 30 years at New Scotland Yard in London and developed the Crisis Communication training with UK and International Law Enforcement and many Government agencies. He now develops, leads and delivers training across public and private sectors in conflict resolution, crisis intervention and advanced listening and persuasion.
He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, a member of the ISMA (International Security Managers Association) Senior Executive Leadership Programme and a Mental Health First Aid professional, Chris has a global network of fellow associates, mental health and wellbeing professionals, enabling him to keep pace with changing global methodology and continuously develop his professional knowledge. He has studied counselling and psychotherapy.
Chris is a leading international UK Government Hostage and Crisis Negotiator and trainer, security vetted to the highest government level with extensive international experience in non-traditional, hostile and sensitive areas. In addition to his UK base, he has lived and operated in USA, South Africa, Jamaica, Nigeria, Kenya, Iraq, Afghanistan and many others besides, given him a truly global perspective across a broad spectrum of cultures, religions and differing values and belief systems.
Chris is the team’s Communications Training and Product Development lead, lives in Kent with his family and uses his spare time to engage with local community projects.
Olly is driven to help individuals and organisations to achieve their potential by contributing to inspirational, purpose-driven leadership and organisational cultures rejuvenated by embracing the opportunities offered by cultivating mental fitness.
Over the last twenty years, Olly has used his experiences of leadership in challenging situations to understand and nurture resilience in himself and his colleagues. Naturally accident-prone, a career as a missionary, soldier, and coach have offered plenty of opportunities to test the concept to the full, resulting in a deep appreciation of the benefits of mental fitness.
Olly spent nine years as an officer in the British Army. After moving on from the public sector following a period of poor mental health, Olly then spent a number of years as an Operations Director and Programme Manager in the private sector before co-founding The Eleos Partnership in 2019.
His biggest challenge to date has been a self-determined recovery from physical and psychological injuries sustained whilst fighting in Afghanistan. Seeking to understand and enhance his recovery, Olly has qualified as an emotional coach, Mental Health First Aid instructor and mental resilience training instructor in a bid to share the insights learned during difficult times.
Tim is a Lead Instructor and the Eleos Team’sprogramme designer. He is passionate about helping people and organisations confront adversity head on in search of sustaining optimal health to underpin performance.
With a background in product and graphic design Tim enjoyed 14 very active years in the British Army, including two operational tours, completing both Commando and Airborne selection and received an award for gallantry in 2007.
Having experienced ten years of changeable mental health and then significant mental illness Tim led a self-determined recovery by actively unpacking the root causes and the unhelpful behaviours that followed. Tim has experienced first-hand the complexities that poor mental health can create in both daily life and how it can be compounded within a high-performance culture, especially upon relationships, judgement and decision-making.
He understands the critical role of mastering a resilient mindset as the foundation to performance in life and applying practical personal strategies that embed positive, progressive development. An avid sportsman, he values the role physical fitness has to play in keeping the mind healthy and in the ongoing development of mental fitness.
I spend a lot of time in the operations area, making sure our programmes run smoothly and being the first port of call for our clients needing any support. I act as a bridge between our delivery team, instructional design team and our clients, anticipating and resolving any potential challenges and resolving any immediate bumps in the road. My aim to help our clients feel at ease, knowing they have full comprehensive support throughout our working relationship.
I support the team internally in a holistic way, finding ways to create capacity or balance productivity if anyone feels they are approaching overwhelm. We practice what we preach at Eleos, so spotting the moments to redistribute effort is key to sustaining a healthy and happy team that can produce the goods consistently for our clients.
Another element of my role is market research, administration and office management, again, making sure everything ticks along nicely and our suppliers and clients are happy.
After a reasonably long stint of public service with the British Army (some 38 years!), Nick has decided to put the skills that he has learned to good use in a plural career.
Nick has a passion for inclusive leadership which focuses on attracting and developing individual talent. He recognises that a healthy work-force is central to this philosophy and is delighted to be able to deliver support in this area as an executive mentor with the Eleos Partnership.
His last military position was as Deputy Chief of the General Staff. He was the Chief Executive of an Army of 80,000 regular and 30,000 reserve soldiers and 10,000 civil servants. His job entailed transformation, strategic planning and programming, performance management and international relations. But he quickly discovered that he would spend the majority of his time dealing with people and people issues, be it manpower planning or personnel strategies, or physical and mental health and well-being. He was also the Army Champion for safety, diversity and inclusion and for the LGBT+ community.
Nick has found it almost impossible to leave the Army behind him. He remains Senior Mentor to the Army Generals Course and retains tribal responsibilities as Master of the Royal Corps of Signals and Colonel Commandant of the Brigade of Gurkhas.
He has also found that the Values and Standards which are core to the military mind-set have drawn him towards employment in the Third Sector. He is Chair of the Gurkha Welfare Trust and a Governor of Godolphin School.
More broadly, he holds several Non-Executive Director positions and is an Associate with a leading Talent Management Consultancy Organisation
James is a passionate resilience and wellbeing coach, with coaching experience across a diverse range of industries including national league rugby, the special forces, paralympic athletics and in the corporate and public sector. James design’s, development and delivers insightful and relatable mental resilience content and courses. He has joined the Eleos team, leading on the development of mental fitness and resilience products designed to primarily help teams and individuals; including the tools and techniques that have for so many people already proved transformational. James sets a fine personal example as a coach and trainer in this area.
An accomplished sportsman and former soldier himself, he is no stranger to the practical application of mental resilience during his operational service within Afghanistan and personal struggles that he learned to overcome as well as achieving two Guinness World Records for endurance events.
After serving 14 years in the British Airborne Forces, he was invited to be a strength and conditioning coach at a national league rugby team, mentoring young players on an individual level to equip them to manage the stress of competitive rugby and optimise their performance both on and off the pitch.James was an instructor in the British Army’s first Army Parachute Jumping Instructor’s platoon where he helped young soldiers earn their coveted British Army’s Parachute Wings by going the extra steps and coaching them on anxiety regulation and emotional control.
It was this experience that became so influential to James’ mental resilience coaching career, enabling him to contribute to the development of the Mental Resilience Training (MRT) currently on offer within the British Army.
James is now dedicated to his career in mental resilience and wellbeing, helping people outside of the British Army. He has a boisterous daughter named Georgina aged 8. James is still an enthusiastic, albeit slightly slower rugby player with more Guinness World Records and personal challenges planned in the years ahead.
STRATEGIC ADVISOR & FORMER GLOBAL HEAD OF WELLBEING & BENEFITS - CREDIT SUISSE
STRATEGIC ADVISOR & FORMER GLOBAL HEAD OF WELLBEING & BENEFITS - CREDIT SUISSE
Laura is Strategic Wellbeing and Benefits Advisor to Eleos.
She brings over 25 years’ experience, most recently as Global Head of Wellbeing and Benefit Strategy at Credit Suisse where she had been for nearly 20 years and was responsible for developing a global strategy to ensure a consistent approach and messaging around wellbeing and benefits, while recognizing regional and local country differences.
During her tenure, she worked on the development and implementation of Credit Suisse’s global wellbeing propositions with a focus on how to respond to the growing needs of employees in an ever-changing world.
Psychological safety and social wellbeing
The Genesis approach will eliminate the resistance and fear around mental health and wellbeing conversations, and develop psychological safety and social wellbeing for all. There need be no more excuses, rather shifting perspectives and evolving attitudes that lead to embedding new skills and practices. Genesis presents an opportunity for organic, authentic development of the mental wellbeing narrative in your organisation.
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