ExperienceAs well as ten years experience in Human Resources – most latterly as Corporate HR Director for RAC Motoring services, Elva offers over 20 years of international consulting experience in business psychology. She directed the first 360 degree feedback consultancy practice in SHL pioneering the first online 360 feedback programme ever to be used in Europe. She has delivered consulting projects globally and locally – including assessment and development centres, talent management programmes, competency modelling reviews, management development courses, performance management projects, executive coaching and training in 360 degree feedback skills and coaching. Elva’s initial time in psychology and HR means that she understands something of the practicalities and realities of leadership skill development. She has been working with 360 degree feedback for over 20 years and has seen the practice develop from a simple replication of the process of feeding back a psychometric/personality profile to a more sophisticated process of coaching and insight. After leaving SHL Elva applied distinctions and learning both from the world of transformational development as well as from the healing process of homeopathy and created a unique approach to 360 which maximised the engagement of participants. Inspiring Leader Breakthrough was first created by Elva in 2004 and evolved into its current shape through an innovative process of trial and partnership with clients. Her brother Mark has worked alongside Elva to provide statistical and business support and he invented a unique method of refining and validating both competency models and 360 degree instruments.
EducationA graduate of Bristol University in England, Elva obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She also holds a Masters in Human Resources Management from Middlesex Business School. Elva obtained Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2009 and is qualified in psychometrics by the British Psychology Society to level A and B. She qualified as a homeopath in 2000, completed 3 years of personal transformational education in 2004 and was trained by the world famous Dr Michel Odent as a doula in 2012. Her goal is to create purposeful businesses that cause leadership both within the corporate environment and also for women through childbirth and in their roles as mothers and in the work-place.