Elke Nauheimer

Elke Nauheimer

Course studied: Emotional Intelligence

Graduated: 2015

Current role: Company Director, Consultant and counsellor

I enjoyed most the challenge of learning, my intervention programmes and sharing an office with four other PhD students

Having successfully completed my PhD in Psychology and attended my graduation in 2015, I rewarded myself with six months of travelling across Europe and the USA.

Presently, I am preparing to launch my 'Training and Counselling' company.  At the core of my work is Emotional Intelligence which allows me to utilise the findings of my PhD.  I work with organisations and with individual client and I offer programmes that facilitate the development of higher levels of self-esteem, wellbeing and the successful management of emotions.

1).  I chose the University of Wolverhampton because of my positive experience as an undergraduate as this university

2).  I enjoyed most the challenge of learning, my intervention programmes and sharing an office with four other PhD students. Sharing the 'ups and downs' of doing doctoral work and the ongoing mutual support made us friends for life.

3).  I am in the process of launching my Training and Counselling company, at the centre of my work is Emotional Intelligence, the subject of my thesis. I was able to gain extensive knowledge, investigate and measure the programmes I am offering now and I have acquired the ability to be critical and to know the value of evidence based outcomes as a result of rigorous statistical analysis.

4).  It can get pretty tough being a doctoral student, my tip would be don't give up, know how to relax and have a good friend because in the end the rewards are certainly worth it.