Liz Guthridge is a coach, consultant, and trainer specializing in helping leaders improve their thinking and their performance. With her support, Liz’s clients enhance the clarity of their ideas, plans and actions. Her clients also improve the quality of their conversations, their ability to influence and their skill in building habits.
Her firm, Connect Consulting Group, is focused on moving leaders at all levels from blue-sky thinking to greener-pasture actions to improve their individual, team and organizational performance. Some of Connect’s recent clients include Avery Dennison, Bayer Healthcare, DRS Technologies, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
Individuals say they appreciate working with Liz because of her listening skills, her knowledge of organizations and her objective perspective that’s free of blind spots, echo chambers and negativity. Trust Across America named Guthridge one of its 2014 Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business.
Before she founded Connect in 2004, Liz was a principal with several global change and HR consulting firms. These include Mercer Delta, Mercer HR, Towers Perrin, and Hewitt Associates. She worked for Amoco as a writer and editor in its public and government affairs department.
Liz is a certified coach in brain-based coaching through the NeuroLeadership Group founded by Dr. David Rock. Liz also is a graduate of Dr. BJ Fogg’s Persuasion Boot Camp and is one of his Tiny Habits™ coaches.
On the education front, Liz has an MA in communication management from the University of Southern California, Annenberg; an MBA from the University of Connecticut; and a BSJ in journalism from Northwestern University, Medill. She currently is serving as a teaching assistant as well as a student for the Executive Masters in Neuroleadership through the Neuroleadership Institute.
As an author, Liz contributed the chapter “Change Through Smart-Mob Organizing: Using Peer-by-Peer Practices to Transform Organizations” to the book The Change Champion’s Field Guide (Wiley 2013). She also has written a book on lean communications® (Ragan Communications 2009) and co-authored an action guide on the people side of disaster preparation and response (Berrett-Koehler 2006).
As of February 2014, Liz lives in Charleston, SC with her husband David Matthews, who is working to make Charleston even more beautiful with his window box design company. .