Our Mission

Collaborate • Connect • Achieve

We are a team of professionals, educators, sporting personalities and story tellers that utilise evidence-based knowledge and practical strategies to enhance wellbeing and optimise performance in sport, business and organisations.

 

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"Being the best version of yourself so you can create an optimal performance"

"We all have a story to tell, and we can all learn from each other."

"Knowledge is power"

"Regardless of who you are and how capable you are, you will always perform better when you draw on the skills and experience of those around you"

"We are hard-wired to connect with others, its what give’s purpose and meaning to our lives"

“Allow your passion to burn brighter than your fears”

“Small minds discuss people; average minds discuss events and great minds discuss ideas"

"Sometimes our biggest hurdles in life shape us more than we know"

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The Elevate Story

Dr Mandy Ruddock is the Director and Founder of Elevate and behind the development of this program is a personal journey.

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I was an elite athlete, and life was structured around tight training regimes, time management, and psychological and physiological performance. I had a passion for sport and education.

As a result, I have become a life-long learner which, led me to a career in higher education, I completed a PhD, where I researched “the psychological impact of injury in the Australian Football League” to examine how the physiology of sport aligned with the psychology of sport. Researching and working in a predominantly male sporting environment presented many challenges. However, it helped me identify, acknowledge, and utilise my strength, resilience, creativity, and resourcefulness, while remaining authentic to myself and others around me. The journey within the AFL industry extended beyond 15 years, and I consider myself blessed to have created amazing professional relationships and life-long friends.

I learned a great deal from others, about others, and about myself.

I learned important skills that were transmuted into my life. Skills that helped overcome difficulties, obstacles, and setbacks. Most importantly, skills that have helped shape who I am today.

As Eleanor Roosevelt once said; people come into your life for a “reason, a season, or a lifetime”, and during the COVID pandemic I saw a unique opportunity to collaborate and connect with sporting and educational individuals from my past, my present and my future. Those who have supported my vision and shared my passion and, who excel in their craft.

As a result of this gathering of unique people, ELEVATE was born.

Elevate is a wellbeing and performance program that is evidenced-based and guided by theoretical knowledge, scientific research, and personal and professional experience.

The program comprises of education, strategies, practical workshops, and personal and professional experiences which promote positive adaptive behavioural responses to enhance performance and optimal wellbeing.

The goal of ELEVATE is to connect individuals, groups, and organisations and I am proud to align amazing people together who can share their knowledge, their insight, their experiences, and their stories. My hope is for you to join us in this journey that encompasses growth, connection and meaning within.

The programs comprise of; education, strategies, practical workshops, and personal and professional experiences which promote positive adaptive behavioural responses to enhance performance and optimal wellbeing.

Elevate incorporates various topics and can be tailored according to the requirements of the audience.

Our People

Dr Mandy Ruddock | Elevate Wellbeing & Performance | We are a team of professionals, sporting personalities and story tellers that collaborate and work together to enhance wellbeing and optimise performance.

Dr Mandy Ruddock

Director & Wellbeing Consultant
Hayden Kennedy  Elevate Wellbeing & Performance | We are a team of professionals, sporting personalities and story tellers that collaborate and work together to enhance wellbeing and optimise performance.

Mr Hayden Kennedy

The Coaching Experience

Bill Nelson | Elevate Wellbeing & Performance | Melbourne | We are a team of professionals, sporting personalities and story tellers that collaborate and work together to enhance wellbeing and optimise performance.

Mr Bill Nelson

Performance Coaching & Team Building

Meet Our Team | Clint Bizzell | Elevate Wellbeing & Performance | Melbourne | We are a team of professionals, sporting personalities and story tellers that collaborate and work together to enhance wellbeing and optimise performance.

Mr Clint Bizzell

Executive Coach

Meet Our Team | Dr Carly Harrison | Elevate Wellbeing & Performance | Melbourne | We are a team of professionals, sporting personalities and story tellers that collaborate and work together to enhance wellbeing and optimise performance.

Dr Carly Harrison

Mental Health Consultant

Joe Pane | Elevate Wellbeing & Performance | Elevate Wellbeing & Performance | Melbourne | We are a team of professionals, sporting personalities and story tellers that collaborate and work together to enhance wellbeing and optimise performance.

Mr Joe Pane

Emotional Fitness Expert

Anthony Klarica | Psychologist | Elevate Wellbeing & Performance | Elevate Wellbeing & Performance | Melbourne | We are a team of professionals, sporting personalities and story tellers that collaborate and work together to enhance wellbeing and optimise performance.

Mr Anthony Klarica

Psychologist

Brad McEwan | Elevate Wellbeing & Performance | Elevate Wellbeing & Performance | Melbourne | We are a team of professionals, sporting personalities and story tellers that collaborate and work together to enhance wellbeing and optimise performance.

Mr Brad McEwan

Professional Storyteller & Mental Health Advocate

Collaborate • Connect • Achieve

We are a team of professionals, sporting personalities and story tellers that collaborate and work together to enhance wellbeing and optimise performance.