Our mission is to create healthier cultures through team-led wellbeing
What we’ve learned
Customer feedback, expert insight, and our experience delivering workplace mental health training for private and public sector clients, tells us that leaders and managers often feel they don’t have the expertise they assume they need to talk about mental health and wellbeing in any context.
This is often due to a lack of knowledge and confidence and a lack of awareness of the opportunities that wellbeing-related skills present. The consequence is that leaders, managers, and employees don’t feel psychologically safe or that they have the permission to have meaningful wellbeing-related conversations at work.
However, leaders and managers don’t need to be experts to engage those around them, they just need to be authentic and have the permission, confidence, toolkit, and support.
We have learned that empowering people and their leaders is the only realistic way to protect employee mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and embed it into culture.
Healthier Attitudes Toward Mental Health and Wellbeing
We believe that employee wellbeing is the core business of everyone: a shared responsibility, at every level.
HR, L&D and Wellbeing teams quite rightly take a leading role in selecting and implementing initiatives, but they can only work if leadership and management drive the culture and allow the creation of psychologically safe environments that recognise and meet evolving employee needs.
This is why we developed Genesis, a wellbeing solution that’s facilitated by managers in their teams, and that fosters open, honest and meaningful wellbeing conversation and turns everyone into a wellbeing champion.
Why We Can Help Your Organisation
We can empathise with individual and collective workplace-related wellbeing challenges because we’ve been through them.
From navigating the challenges with embedding evolving narratives across large teams to individual struggles with poor mental health within high-performance cultures, we can relate to what you may be trying to achieve – whether it be to protect your workforce, improve engagement and connection or to enable their growth.
Determined to grow from our own challenges, and backed by leading mental health and psychology experts, we discovered an approach that embeds and sustains personal progression and growth.
Meet The Team
Our Genesis team are dedicated to delivering our mission and changing the wellbeing narrative.
On large-scale mental health & wellbeing strategies we can call upon our network of quality and trusted associates.
Robert has had a long and successful career in the banking world, starting with Morgan Stanley in 1987 rising to Chairman and CEO of Barclays Asia Pacific in 2001, where he was responsible for all Barclays business less Barclays Global Investments.
In 2014, he retired from Barclays and ventured into the clean energy space where he was a Founding Partner in Cleantech Solar Limited, an Asia Pacific focussed business based in Singapore.
Robert has had a long interest in the area of Mental Health and Philanthropy and was introduced to the idea of The Eleos Partnership in concept in 2018. Robert sees the huge value in what The Eleos team can provide to the marketplace, not only in the Corporate but Government, Sports and Charitable sectors.
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.
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.
Paul is a seasoned marketing professional with experience across multiple sectors, including workplace learning and development, technology, and FMCG. His customer research-based approach and attention to detail ensure our products and services are aligned to market needs and deliver maximum impact for clients and their employees.
His passion for learning and self-development spans both inspiring and encouraging others to seek out knowledge and achieve their potential, and in his own professional and personal life, where he will be found completing a professional qualification or learning about a new subject.
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
Organisational Health Advisor Chartered Psychologist
Organisational Health Advisor Chartered Psychologist
Lisa Lloyd C.Psychol
Lisa has 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.
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.
As a Strengths Coach nothing excites me more than helping individuals and teams to understand and build on their natural talents to reach enduring success in all areas of their working life.Clifton Strengths empowers professionals to codify their unique strengths and areas of opportunity.This is an incredibly rewarding process as together we strive for true impact by unwaveringly pursuing clients’ objectives on their terms.By treating everyone as a singular and distinct individual, sustainable and long lasting change becomes the end goal of every conversation.
I have over 15 years of experience leading teams and helping aspiring leaders become the best version of themselves through amplifying their strengths and harnessing their personal passion.Having cut my teeth as a reconnaissance commander and an intelligence officer over three tours in Afghanistan with the British Army, I really began learning about leadership during several years at PwC.During this time I was parachuted into ailing financial services, engineering and utilities clients with teams of consultants to change behaviours, analyse problems and create the environment for success.
Having also worked as a safari guide across East Africa, an aide to a Member of Parliament in Westminster, a security specialist across Europe and as an advisor on Academy Award winning Hollywood productions, I have a broad range of experience that touches multiple industries.
A passionate Cornishman, I am implementing several rewilding programmes on Bodmin Moor and believe that true success can be achieved by combining the restorative and motivating effects of the natural environment with the high pressure, fast paced nature of corporate life.When not helping clients create harmony and profit in their business setting I will usually be found deep in ancient oak woodland with a labrador, helping the natural ecosystem to regenerate and self-sustain.
“I came out with two clear actions that I can use immediately upon my return to work, so I will quickly be able to use them and feel more empowered from day one. This is a great feeling. Overall our session has allowed me to feel more positive about my return to work.”
Head of HR, Financial Services Company
“Merlin immediately made me feel at ease and went through the report, making sure I understood what everything meant. He created a very relaxed environment that, without knowing it, allowed me to make realisations about the future. The best part however was ensuring there was an action plan. There’s no going back now!”
I’ve always been fascinated by what makes people tick, and why they behave the way they do. Now with my training, and understanding of neuroplasticity, I can help them mould their responses and behaviours to suit their own best good; literally change their brains.
I’ve lived among tribes-folk in the Zambezi Valley, farming and towns-folk in Zimbabwe, expat- and island-folk in the Seychelles, city-folk in London and country-folk in England and Ireland and what I’ve learned is that all behaviour is moulded by upbringing, culture, life circumstances, people’s individuality and (most importantly) their own unique understanding of their world.
After intensive training, in February 2013 I received my Diploma from the prestigious Quest Institute in London. I immediately began my new career helping individuals remove limitations and guiding them toward their own strengths and resources to reach their full potential. My training has continued unabated since then through reading, courses, workshops and seminars, ensuring that I keep abreast of all the trends and latest techniques.
My interest in connecting people with their strengths has been a useful tool in my previous careers: as a consulting agronomist for farmers in Zimbabwe, landscaping and garden design in the Seychelles, care-work in Britain, and now – best of all – as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Life Coach in Wiltshire. Throughout these careers I have also taught yoga, so my understanding of the autonomic nervous system is very sound. This is a huge asset in my work. I do regular charity work with refugees in Swindon.
The best thing about this therapy is that it can, and does, help everyone: businessmen and women, housewives, teenagers, sportspeople, parents, soldiers, the sad, the frustrated, the angry, the hurting, leaders, followers, loners…everyone.
Over the years several distant clients have worked successfully with me online, using Skype, Zoom, Facetime, and WhatsApp. This does not suit everyone so it’s important to chat online first and assess if this can be a comfortable platform to use for your therapy.
Siobhan has been close to the Eleos team since our beginnings and we are delighted she has joined us as our first associate cognitive hypnotherapist and life coach.
Talk through your concerns in a place of absolute confidentiality, empathy and acceptance. Let me help you find your way through to your goals.
“I was desperate because no help I was getting actually worked. I finally discovered Siobhan and Cognitive Hypnotherapy. She has changed my life completely.” Phil James
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