Meet Liz

Meet Liz

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  • Purpose
  • Principles
  • Presence 

These form the foundation of my work with leaders.

My home is in the Seattle area.  I’m a native of Oregon, the great-great-granddaughter of pioneers and some big risk-takers.  I went to college in New York and ended up staying for 26 years.  I returned to the beautiful pacific northwest in 2016.

I know how important it is to have clarity about the purpose of your work -- both for leaders, teams and enterprises.  My purpose has evolved over the years, as they should.  Today, it is to foster artistry.  Leadership is a skill and an art.  We can take lots of classes in leadership skills but the element of art often gets neglected.  Putting it all together - that's where I can help. 

Values or guiding principles define the leader's character and have no meaning if they are not embodied.  Articulating them in a simple and clear way is foundational to a leader's ethos then they must walk the talk.   I articulated my guiding principles years ago and, at the time, resisted doing so.  I'm grateful that I did.  

For many years, I was a professional singer and voice teacher.  I learned how to develop a compelling stage presence and that has formed the foundation of my approach to executive presence.  Presence is emotionally intelligent, empathetic and aware.  A compelling presence is authentic, expressive, passionate and elegant.  

I've been in the business of training, learning, talent development and coaching for 30 years.  My work has given me an opportunity to work with leaders from Fortune 100 companies and to travel extensively. Through the years, I have sold, designed, delivered programs and consulted in leadership development and change management.  

Some of my clients:  IBM; Chubb:  Toyota:  The Rockefeller Foundation; Cornerstone Research; The United Nations; the Central Intelligence Agency; Harvard Executive Education; Columbia Executive Education; Verizon; among others.  

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"She was great at identifying skills and talent and taking them to the next level. I will never forget my experience with Liz and will always look for opportunities to "tell my story"... Liz is a great teacher, listener, and observer of people."

- Broker Advisor - Chubb Insurance