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Impressum: Dr. Elke Paul-Boehncke

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My journey

Dr. Elke Paul-Boehncke


Consultant for Positive Education at BBIS International School

Berlin, Germany

Current Position
Evaluation, Long Term Strategy and Implementation of Positive Education and Spirituality

Founder & Managing Director Positive Education Training, (Positive Bildung)

Berlin, Germany

Current Position
Development and Promotion of Positive Education programs and curriculum in Education (Teacher Education, Social Work, Youth Development)

Wellbeing Consultant at IGB International School

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015 - 2016
Strategy Development to introduce Positive Education into the school

Research & Program Development and Implementation: Mental Health for Teenagers & Adults

2010 - 2014
Developing and Teaching an interdisciplinary preventative Mental Health Curriculum for teenagers (online presence and workshops, courses and classes) for high schools and mental health organisations working for headspace, StreetWork, Bear Cottage, Ku Ring Gai Council, Mission Australia

Founder & Managing Director: Energy & More Yoga

2008 - 2014
Set up of a successful and expanding Yoga studio, with six teachers and more than 800 clients over six years: Strategy, Marketing, Teaching, Human Resources, Costumer Care & Operations Management

Director of Qualitative Education Research

Stanford University, USA - Creative Partnerships, UK

2004 - 2007
• Led part of an international school research team in the U.K. (Hythe)
• Successfully evaluated program effectiveness on creative, positive learning environments
• Founded and led youth research team for school improvement
• Co-authored the book: “Made for each other – Creative science and arts in the secondary school”, Creative Partnerships, 2007 (http://www.future-creative.org/made-for-each-other-creative-sciences-and-arts-in-the-secondary-school/)

PhD Studies (Berlin, Stanford)

2000 - 2003
Completion of PhD studies in Education and Economic Studies
PhD Scholarship from BMW (Munich).
Thesis on Corporate Social Responsibility (Magna Cum Laude, Humboldt University)


Community Relations, BMW Headquarters

Munich, Germany

1998 – 2000
• Presented company to external stakeholders, & held operational responsibilities
• Improved external costumer relations
• Successfully managed grant requests
• Developed and presented (on behalf of BMW) a case study on social investment 
at Stanford Business School
• Conducted doctoral research for BMW on aspects of their corporate social responsibility
• Represented Head of Department on multiple occasions


Project Manager for School Research

University Viadrina, Frankfurt-Oder, Germany

1996 - 1997
• Coordinated international school culture comparison research project across four countries
(France, Netherlands, UK, Germany)
• Successfully managed relationship with major grant donor (VW Foundation)
• Organized and implemented international workshops


Certificate in Positive Psychology & Positive Coaching

2015 - 2016
One year online course at the Wholebeing Institute, studying newest research in Positive Psychology,
10 week course in applying these findings in a coaching setting at the same institute

Teacher Training - Power Yoga, Mindfulness, Meditation

2008 - 2014
Teacher Training I and II Certificates and Acceleration Courses at Power Living, Neutral Bay, followed up
by further training programs: Power Acceleration Course, Anusara Yoga Teacher Training I, Acro Yoga
Immersion and Children Yoga Certificate, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, several
Mediation courses in India


PhD in Education, Business Studies and Anthropology

Humboldt- & Stanford Universities, Germany / USA

Completed 2002
Magna cum Laude, Thesis on Corporate Social Investment

Master (MA) in Comparative Education /Social Anthropology/Cultural Studies

Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany, City College of NYC, USA; Dux of Year
One year of field work in Bronx High Schools to study Alternative High School Models


Masters (Diploma) degree in Social Work /Youth
Fachhochschule Nuernberg, Germany

Completed 1992
Graduated in top 5% of class