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About Us

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We are a team of mental health professionals who feel that traditional education mostly prepares individuals for a transactional approach in life, i.e. schools, colleges and universities prepare and develop individuals to attain achievement, progress and success in life, yet, critically important elements of life such as happiness, satisfaction, emotional stability, social skills, resilience and wellbeing are missing from the curriculum’s of even the best institutions. Thus, although, people attain goals and positions in life, often, these come at the expense of other, more important aspects of the great life, such as love, family, friends, meaning, joy and self fulfilment. 


The Elation Institute  addresses this gap in learning by empowering people with evidence based strategies in positive psychology, social intelligence, emotional intelligence, influence and persuasion skills, and mindfulness.

Developed in 2017, by Dr. Adnan Khan, the ELATE wellbeing model is predicated on research that has shown that the ELATE core domains are strongly associated with better health, positive social relationships, higher self esteem, enhanced self confidence, greater compassion, empathy and wellbeing in life. We believe that through learning and regularly practicing key skills from the ELATE program, people can significantly enhance their positive emotion, social relationships, accomplishments and wellbeing in life enabling them to live truly flourishing lives.


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Adnan Khan (Ed.D, BCBA)

Founding Director & Lead Trainer

Adi is the founding Director of the Elation Institute.  He has been involved in facilitating leadership and wellbeing training for more than twenty years and has trained over 4000 individuals across 43 countries. Adi has a Doctorate in Education specialising in Organizational Leadership, he is also a Board certified Behaviour analyst (BCBA) and a registered psychologist in New Zealand. For more information about Adi, please visit his personal  website at

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