About Elaine Godley
I started my first business in the late 1970s which was very successful in kitchen design, retail, installation and manufacturing, In 1986 things went wrong. I lost everything and then experienced a period of 12 years within corporate employment in the City of London. Starting as an administrator for a consultancy firm within an accountancy practice, I progressed through several roles and firms to become CEO of a law firm and COO of a business consultancy with over 220 members, as well as running many projects as an interim to empower teams to achieve higher results.
In 1997 I graduated with an MBA in Legal Practice from Nottingham Law School. I’ve since become a 3 times Amazon #1 best selling author and collaborated on 8 books in total. I host my own podcast and have mentored hundreds of individuals and businesses to become more effective, productive, efficient and healthier.
The link between everything I’ve undertaken is BEHAVIOUR. Understanding how we behave is the single biggest key to managing a business and developing relationships. Over 20 years ago, I became interested in a popular personality profiling model known as DISC. My expertise has grown and I believe I am the only person to use DISC in unique ways to guide business owners in how to improve results in their personal life as well as within their teams and across their business, even extending to clients and suppliers.
I have often been referred to as a high achiever and I definitely blurred the lines between work and a balanced life in the past. In 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and again in 2011. In 2015 I was given 1 year to live with stage IV Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and I’ve since dealt with skin cancer on my face. I was also born with a rare kidney disease that I reversed when I was around 44 years old. Over the years I’ve studied and put many health strategies in place for myself, alongside running various enterprises and raising a family. I’ve never been ill as such - merely inconvenienced. I am blessed with a positive outlook and an extremely resilient personality.
Taking responsibility for our own health and well being is very important to me to explain and demonstrate to others. This site includes various contributions on how to use our behavioural strengths to improve health and wellbeing as well as mentoring guidance from my own personal experiences. I do hope you gain some benefit for you and your tribe.
With thanks to Bucko Dhillon-Woolley for interviewing me recently. It made a pleasant change from me being the interviewer. Take a look at my Podcast page and listen to some of the many health interviews I’ve enjoyed from my time as a radio presenter and podcast host.
My dream has been to offer my DISC expertise for educational establishments to use FREE of charge at the point of use so that young people learn about themselves at an earlier age to develop into successful, confident, strong individuals.
This site, expertly developed by Nawal Global Systems is my contribution towards a better world.