I’m Elaine Hickmott and my mission is to enable science and engineering talent around the world appreciate and develop their broad-ranging skills and expertise. The aim is to help scientists and engineers break free of the shackles of intimate technical details; bringing global prosperity, social change, personal growth and cool career opportunities.
My story: a PhD in chemistry launched me. Manufacturing and business inspired me. Curiosity and pro-activity did the rest.
I don’t do superficial. PhD’s do that to you 🙂 . I do accessible, impactful and practical with a touch of the challenging and plenty of good humour.
My philosophy for learning and development is called The Diamond Effect. Based on real-life experience and complementary research it’s an approach which enables scientists and engineers to…
- build resilience through a foundation of skills as solid as technical expertise
- spread the excellence of STEM*-tastic thinking far and wide
- create value by utilising and making the most of people power
- stop their talents going to waste
Stepping back in time for a moment, my adventure began in manufacturing where I worked as an industrial chemist. Having been bitten by the business bug I moved into commercial and business leadership roles. I got bored and frustrated with corporate flannel* (aka blah, blah, blah) and decided to use my science, business and people development combo to start my own positive wave. EH Enterprises and The Diamond Effect were born.
To learn more, here’s me speaking at TEDxDorking…
*PS… STEM: science, technology, engineering and maths | corporate flannel: to talk nonsense in a soothing, plausible manner