Elaine Gold

Elaine Gold

Supporter - this is my husband's business in partnership with Qatari Sponsor, Distinction Group


Elaine Gold BA (Hons) MBA, 

About My Work - Middle East

We moved to Qatar in September 2008, when I came over to manage a large leadership development contract on behalf of a UK based consultancy. When the contract I ended, I decided to stay in Qatar . It's an exciting time in Qatar, and I feel privileged to be part of making the 2030 Vision for Qatar a reality. I am involved in a number of projects locally: Since Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, there has been a huge increase in companies wanting to do business in the country and with over $56 Billion being spent on infrastructure, there are lots of opportunities and not just in construction.

Distinction Group have been helping companies from all over the world come and do business in Qatar, and they are always happy to advise any companies thinking of exploring this market. There is also Doha Business a group of 'Mavens' who are keen to share their insights and happy to blog news of new businesses. You can follow both on Twitter Here: DistinctionGrp DohaBusiness In over 4years of Distinction, we have come across many companies who were seeking sources of finance to take their business to another level. If you are seeking more info on the potential for your business in Qatar just contact Dave on dave@dqatar.com.

My background has been that I have spent over 20 years as a Management Consultant, helping individuals and organisations to manage change (personal & organisational. I am drawn to projects which will leave clients with increased skill and sustained change. I have always enjoyed building community and relationships (which is why I joined Ecademy!) and these are both very important here in the Middle East. Personal Information: I am finding the move to a complete new and different culture fascinating. Fortunately, whilst spending a year traveling here from the UK, I built up some good friendships and have been 'adopted' by a local Qatari family who I love. The family bonds here are a contrast to the UK, and I am motivated to learn Arabic so that I can communicate more freely with my new 'mother' and 'sisters'. I have started a rather tepid blog which I must update and make more meaningful! You can also find some Doho pics here. I am married (2nd time lucky) to a wonderful man, Dave Trevena

I have two wonderful children from my first marriage; David (studying for a Phd at Royal Holloway) and Holly, a dental nurse. Love them both to bits - Here they are all dressed up to go to a Qatari Wedding when

they visited in June 09.

I remain true to my first love of literature, poetry and art but also love building communities and fascinated by new media.  I struggle to maintain a grasp on what really matters in our life, the pressures and stresses too easily focus our attention on 'me' and my needs, rather than the wider perspective. However I remain within the 'broad church' of the Anglican Christian tradition and a seeker of unity in spiritual beliefs rather than divisions.

Dave and I are happy to help people interested in doing business in the region, You can also connect with me on LinkedIn and you can follow me on twitter 

Qualifications & Training Include: MBA (with commendations in Creativity & Innovation and Knowledge Management) BA (Hons) - Joint Hons in English & English History Licensed Myers Briggs Practitioner High Performance Behaviours Level 2 Accredited Certified Thinking Styles Practitioner Qualified NLP Practitioner with The Society of NLP Certified Coach - The Coaching Academy Attended fundamentals of Psychosynthesis Training (7 days) Affiliations 'Change-maker' for Working Families (Work/Life balance organisation) The Commonwealth Club The Society of Industry Leaders

Previous Work Experience:

A management consultant with The Coverdale Organisation Plc. I was with them for over 15 years and worked with a range of large blue chip organisations, charities and public sector.  After leaving Coverdale, I worked as a interim senior manager and consultant with Schneider Ross Ltd.  As well as being a member of the management team, I worked with clients on organisational audits and diversity programmes.



Twitter: @elainegold
Skype: elainegold
Website URL: http://www.elaine-gold.com
Blog URL: http://www.elaine-gold.com/

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Henry Christensen

" Hello Elaine Gold Thanks for joining my network here at ecademy! Hope to exchange some good business information with you. Kindest Regards, Henry Denmark/Philippines F5M-Millionaires Club "

Yasser Kavousi

"Elaine! Thanks for the connection. Yasser from Dubai, UAE"

Sobah Mohamed

"Hi Elaine I am Glad and welcome to my Netwaork i would like to have friendship. and welcome to visite Maldives for your holiday i will organized as a dream destination Sobah "

Bunny Parkinson

"Hello Elaine~ It's a pleasure to connect with you here on Ecademy~ Lovely Pictures on your profile~ Many networking days ahead~ Bunny~"

Lucien Meert

"Dear Elaine, I am glad to count you as one of my contacts in my network. You are a valuable part of it. A great connection, I appreciate !! Best wishes. Lucien "

Liza Morado

"Hi Elaine ~ Qatar is now home? I think that would be exciting. As a fellow woman with red hair, I should imagine you are easily noticed living there! Did you say you love art...?...well, so do I and here's how I tell the world I do.... www.lacecurtainliza.com It's all about my art. Go there and have some fun. All my best ~ Liza Morado, Artist"

Vipul Tank

"Hi, Thanks for your interest. Glad to connect to fine people like you seem to be ! Great net worker, trustfully, friendly & wonderful person. It's a pleasure to stay in touch and to be friend. Have a great day and thanks again ! Keep in touch... Take Care.......... Thanks…!!! Have a Good Day…..!!! With Best Regards, VIPUL K. TANK Document Controller "

George Joseph

"Dear Elaine, Today is a remarkable day, made possible by ecademy and YOU. YOU have helped me achieve the dream of networking with a thousand ecademicians from all over the world! Thank you for helping me along the way... While thanking you for your help, I invite you to visit our project in Palamaner. Or if you wish to know more about our work, please visit: http://www.csatrust.com. Wishing you a meaningful Lenten season and with Gods abundant blessings. George "

Anthony Moell

"Dear Elaine, Thank you for connecting with me and reading my profile. You look to be very busy and a great muti-tasker. To your health and happiness. Cheers, Anthony"

Ricardo Pires

"Thanks! I hope we can further strengthen this relationship and do business together."

Didik Yanuardi

"Dear Elaine. Thanks you I will visit that site Warm Regard Dee"

Carlos José Pedrosa

"Hi, Elaine Travena, It is a pleasure to count with you on our network of contacts. The Ecademy is a great community precisely to be formed by people like you. Go to our Profile, CV and our Web site to enhance our mutual understanding. A big and fraternal hug, Carlos José Pedrosa "

Tord Sand

"Elaine Welcome to my network and thanks for the contact! We all need friends during our lives, its not all about commercialism, networking is a wonderful way of finding out about other peoples lives and lifestyles. If we can help others on our journey through life then this is the first step to fulfilling the prophecy of 'What goes around comes around'. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you feel that I can help you in any way. May I take this opportunity to wish you all you would wish yourself and that you shall prosper and grow in knowledge and wealth Honored to be a part of your network! Tord "

Victor Marques

"Thanks dear Elaine for being a great ecademy friend. I wish abundance for you and the ones that you love.. I raise my full glass of wine to you tonight. Kindest regards from Douro Valley. Victor Marques"

Nilesh Roy

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Zbigniew J PISKORZ

"Hi ELAINE Thanks for connecting Have a Good New 2009 Thank you for connecting up with me, looking forward to networking Kind Regards Zbigniew J PISKORZ marketing@indigo.info.pl INDIGO Meble indyjskie Marketing Manager www.INDIGO.info.pl sMs 697 077 267 http://www.buddhabar-poznan.pl All the best from WARSZAWA POLAND"

Ronald L. Taylor

"It is an honour to be connected with you on Ecademy. I look forward to our networks being of mutual benefit to one another."

Javier Andres Castro Pino

"I'm feel very happy to be connected with Elaine. She is a very positive and authentic person. Elaine is an excellent professional, an excellent person and an excellent human being. In addition, I can say that for my it is a great honor and the whole pleasure to have Elaine as a Professional contact and also as a friend. Happy I am in being able to help in any thing that you could need. If you want, you can send me an invitation to LinkedIn, Plaxo, Xing, Naymz, Marzar and to InterNations. Obviously, in order that also we could be professional contacts in that Professional Web Site. Best and kind regards of a friend from Viña del Mar - Chile Javier"

Claudia Xavier de Lima

"Welcome to my network, Elaine. for now that´s all I can say... hoping that our friendship starts not tomorrow, but today Claudia visual artist www.claudiaxavierdelima.com"

Zia UK Mazumder

"I'm inviting you to visit Bangladesh in near future."

Mustapha Amnay Bouga

"Authentic...Strong...Loyal...Elaine Gold! Nomen est Omen...What you get is...what you see and you will see...Connect! Now. Best, MuZ+afa "

Judith Germain

"Elaine is an interesting and engaging person. A great networker, knowledgeable in a number of areas and fun to be around. Elaine's professionalism oozes out in every conversation. "

Nicole Bachmann

"Eliane combines compassion with professionalism , knowledge and passion for her field - a winning combination, if ever I saw one - and the good news is, it comes within a georgeous package of fun, energy and enthusiasm as well - so what are you waiting for? - Connect with Elaine, and help her help more others - she certainly knows how! "

Neil Urquhart

"If you're looking for an expert on health and well-being, especially in the business arena, then you should look no further than Elaine. She's extremely professional in her approach and a very helpful networker to boot. Highly recommended."

Grant of the HoBB

"There really are a few extra special gems in this Ecademy setting. I've just read all the testimonials below and I say 'ditto' to the lot of them. Thank you Elaine for every moment of help you have given me and may the opportunity for me to support your road ahead arrive soon. As aye, Grant "

Irene Tomoe Cooper

"I've worked with Elaine for a BlackStars project once and had 1-2-1's with her a few times and every time I speak or work with Elaine, what strikes me is her passion and enthusiasm as well as her professionalism in what she does. She plans through things and looks at things from all angles so I know that when I talk with Elaine I am certain that I get a straight answer and that things will get done. Not only is she professional in her business, she's a lovely lady to chat with personally as well. If you're looking to take control of your weight or personal life to get it back into balance, Elaine will certainly be able to help you through the steps with much professionalism and care. Tomoe Japan - It's More Than Sushi www.DestinaJapan.co.uk"

Susan Popoola

"Elaine is a experienced professional. She is also intelligent, genuine, open and warm. Someone very much worth taking the time to get to know. "

Andy Coote

"Talking or working with Elaine is always a great pleasure and one that I will seek out as often as I can in the future. She has big plans for her business and I'm sure that they will come to fruition in 2007. No-one deserves success more."

Tim (Health Insurance) Chappell

"Elaine is a very gentle and kind, positive person. She is keen to please and I am so pleased that I was able to spend a few minutes with her whilst she assessed me ! "

Robert WoW De Souza

"I was fortunate to spend some time with Elaine learning about her journey in life. We share the same dynamic vision of how change must happen. I am glad to be part of her network and look forward to sharing synergy projects. I wish her every success. Robert De Souza"

Frank Kanu

"Elaine has deeply impressed me: We had a meeting scheduled and even so she was dead tired she not only showed up but did everything to make the meeting a success. I always feel comfortable to do business with her with a handshake."

Debbie Tarrier

"Calm, kind hearted, a good listener... although regular car sharing means she doesn't have much choice! ;) Elaine is someone you instantly warm to and could rely on to remain calm in a crisis. I hope I never have reason to test that theory but I'd cetainly want her in my corner! The more I get to know Elaine, the more I'm glad to have her as a trusted friend. Connect with her, you can only benefit. "

Dave Clarke

"Elaine is testament to the power of having advocates in your network. She is passionate about helping people and is constantly looking out to see how she can support those that she cares about. Connect with her when you can."

Mike "Freddie" Gordon

"She couldn't bring herself to say it out loud .. but what an actress ... she's actually looking forward to coming to BIRMINGHAM on 3rd February. What a gal .. she's the GoldStar on my team !! xxx"

Ben Boverman

"Great Person. Happy to have in my network,"

Marcus Cauchi Sales Management Training

"Elaine and I had a 121 last week. She combines a lifetime of excellent business and behavioural experience with a clear sense of purpose and a dry sense of humour. Her vision for Y's Weight ("wise weight") is clear. She has done her testing and made her mistakes up front so she now presents a strong business model, a good franchise opportunity and a powerfully compelling proposition to the end customer. As a chap who has battled with weight since my mother first shoved a dry Ryvita and a slice of ham under my nose when I was 3, Y's Weight is a welcome release from dieting. Elaine and her team have combined sensible and easy to follow eating habits with proven old technologies like accupressure, guided visualisations and ongoing reinforcement support calls to take the high ground in the weight management space. Beats the likes of Weight Watchers and popular diets hands down in my book because it doesn't depend on you coming back year on year to reinforce your failures or buy consumables. This system actually makes a bid to modify your behaviour in a sustainable manner. The support model she has designed is exceptionaly well thought out and has already proven itself to work based on her initial client studies. Y's Weight is a wise port of call for anyone looking to lose weight and keep it off. No more yo-yo dieting. Well done Elaine. Great work."

Terry Toms

"A number of people I like and respect have already given Elaine glowing testimonials. She made a very simple statement to me in her first message. It was something like "I hope I can help you in some way to achieve your goals". This is probably the most important thing that any of us can do for someone else and for me gets as close as I have come to the meaning of life itself. Elaine understands the true meaning of accelerated networking. She is an asset for all ecademists. I hope I will be able to spend time with her. Terry"

Stuart Harris

"Elaine combines a long business background with a sound new business venture and a heart full of idealism - an unusual combination. In person she has a calm, gentle presence, is an excellent listener and an astute observer of people and groups. I'm looking forward to having more to do with Elaine. "

Thomas Power

"Solid, reliable and genuine. A rare breed and one to spend time with. "

Tom Evans

"It sounds like Elaine is really on to something and has a mechanism to help people achieve their goals with their body condition and weight I am looking forward to learning more about it and getting to know Elaine better."

Jane "Get Clients" Hendry

"I know Elaine from HERS and the HERS/Business Link mentoring scheme. She is very professional and personable, and I have enjoyed participating in her workshops."


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