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There’s No Substitute for Experience.

To boost performance and build value, turn to Liz Kislik.

Liz Kislik is a management consultant and executive coach, and a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Her TEDx “Why There’s So Much Conflict at Work and What You Can Do to Fix It” has received more than a quarter of a million views. She specializes in developing high performing leaders and workforces, and for 30 years has helped family-run businesses, national nonprofits, and Fortune 500 companies like American Express, Girl Scouts, Staples, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Highlights for Children solve their thorniest problems.

Liz’s work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal’s Morning Download, the Washington Post’s Work Advice column, Business Insider, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Her articles have been included in Harvard Business Press books Guide to Motivating People, Dealing with Difficult People, and Guide to Power and Impact, as well as in Entrepreneur, the European Financial Review, and the Forward.

She is a member of Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches initiative, which brings together the world’s top coaches and thinkers; has taught at Hofstra University and New York University; and is a frequent podcast guest. She received her BA from Yale University and earned an MBA in Management from NYU.

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“If your intuition as a leader is that the problem you see is ice above the water, you should spend some time with Liz. She can help you identify and solve all the right problems—the problems that matter most to the business.

– Kent Johnson  /  CEO, Highlights for Children

Liz’s Approach is Different.

In her vision of pragmatic collaboration, positive change is always achievable when you have:

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Curiosity, to look beneath the surface of the organization and hear employees’ real stories and their drive for accomplishment.

Compassion, because organizations work better when we acknowledge and invest in everyone’s humanity.

Resolve, to ensure the work gets done, rather than waiting for someone else to take the lead and the risk.

Resilience, to take the next step when things don’t turn out the way we expect.

Insight, to understand the kernel of truth that’s always there if we’re willing to grasp it.

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