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Elizabeth Lions is an executive coach, speaker and consultant to the most powerful executives that keep Corporate America rolling. She is also a three time author, with her latest book "Hear Us Roar - Unapologetic Women Leading in Corporate America" making a big splash. Her other books are "Recession Proof Yourself and I Quit - Working For You Isn't Working For Me"

Her client list includes working with individuals from Worldpay, TSYS, Booz Allen, Microsoft, Northrup Grummond, Samsung, Global Payments, Bank of New York, Mellon and many other Fortune 500 companies.

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University of Maine
PHR - Professional Human Resources

Experience and Distinctions

All of Elizabeth's content is inclusive to all. Men are highly encouraged to join us and participate.

Career Executive Coach at Executive Women's Forum (serving both men and women), Dallas, Texas

Partner with Women of Cyber Security, Jujitsu

Women of Forbes

WNET - board position, Advisor to the Board, Thought Leader

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22 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Fri Sep 18 2020 at 10:30 am EDT
Last Log-in:
Fri Sep 18 2020 at 09:23 am EDT
On Learn It Live Since:
Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
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The biggest challenge companies have had in the U.S. during the pandemic is leadership in a virtual environment. It is difficult to hold meetings virtually, engage employees, and keep continuity. More than ever leaders need to develop listening skills, develop empathy, and work hard to identify emerging leaders. In this class you will learn how to: Engage employees that are working from home Set reasonable goals knowing your employees are under a lot of stress Track participation Online Platforms and what is best for your group How to make the connection instead of feeling like you are talking to a screen
When Elizabeth started her own meditation practice nearly a decade ago, her teacher gave her one valuable piece of advice. " One thinks, "I can't do it. I can't stop my thoughts." However, thoughts aren't the problem. The way that you look at them is the problem. That's what I've been saying for years. Also, it doesn't matter whether you have a peaceful or active mind. What matters is whose mind is it and how are you looking at it? Someone may have an active mind and some of those activities could have great merit." It was through this simple piece of advice that Elizabeth began to implement that changed her entire practice and eventually her life. It helped her to relate to co-workers differently, perform better at work, and eventually get a raise and awards for her performance. She found that her marriage thrived, as well as all relationships. Ultimately she found that her thoughts caused her a lot of stress and uncomfortable situations. So at work and at home, she implemented making friends with the mind to her daily practice. Standing back and watching thoughts rather than reacting or identifying with the thoughts is the first step to relating with the mind and eventually making friends with the mind, which leads one to peace. How one relates to their mind and their thoughts are highly relative to their meditation practice and advancement. Many meditation practices teach that a person that meditates needs to stop or slow down thoughts. The reality is, that isn't possible - especially for a busy person in the working world, with timelines, demands, and obligations to work, family, and friends. In this session, Elizabeth discusses: How meditation practices can feel frustrating when one can't get 'there' and how to overcome being judgemental with oneself Why feeling peaceful and then angry later is a part of the process The first step in witnessing what happens in the mind and actually realizing how many thoughts one has during the day or even in an hour is a great place to start How to not identify with the mind and thoughts How to stand back and witness thoughts Why judging yourself or being ashamed of yourself and you're meditation progress only adds to problems All are welcome to join us. If you just started meditating or an advanced practitioner, you are welcome. Even those without a formal practice and are just generally interested in mediation are encouraged to join us. We'd like this session to be collaborative so all can learn from different approaches and support each other. To that end, Elizabeth encourages all that register to bring questions or challenges that you'd like to share with the group. This session is for all people of all denominations - regardless of religion or beliefs. It is specifically tailored to one that has a full, active life with demands.
Join Elizabeth Lions for this 30 minutes presentation on Mindfulness for the Busy Professional where she'll discuss: Simply - What is mindfulness? Simple easy steps you can do daily that create mindfulness Cultivate self-awareness Learn how to respond instead of reacting Change reactivity patterns that are destructive How a busy person can cultivate mindfulness and still be effective at work Mindfulness at work is worth learning and practicing. The technique reduces obsessive/negative thinking, decreases stress, boosts working memory & focus, provides less emotional reactivity, and increases cognitive flexibility. In short work relationships become less stressful. Theses benefits were reported in a 2011 practice review for the American Psychological Association. Elizabeth Lions specializes in teaching mindfulness and meditation to executives. She's coached some of the top leaders out of banking and finance, manufacturing, and healthcare. Each of them was highly talented, driven, and passionate individuals. However, while her clients varied in gender, upbringing, socioeconomic, and status all clients had one common denominator: fears, uncertainties, and anxiety despite the level of success and mastery they had at work. Elizabeth is just like you - a busy executive - which makes her the ideal teacher. She is a certified meditation teacher, coach, author, and podcaster. For more about her work, along with a video or two for inspiration, please see
Elizabeth Lions
Career Development
Recorded: Aug 24, 2015 at 09:00 am EDT
In Elizabeth's last discussion she talked about the high cost of retention and not letting your best team members walk away. To continue that thread, Elizabeth's talk on employee engagement will enlighten leaders. According to Gallup, only 30 percent of workers are engaged at work which is a loss of 550 billion lost in productivity. What is employee engagement? Why is it important? How do I get some of that good stuff? Do I need to worry about bad reviews on GlassDoor from employees? All this and more will be answered on Elizabeth talk on Learn It Live. Don't leave employee engagement to HR. Take the reins and become involved as a leader in this important concept.
Don't let your best walk away! Employers are reporting that it's a candidate driven market up from 56% to 90% today. Career Builder reported that 34% of employers expected to add contractors. 49% stated they plan to hire full time. Last quarter Career Builder stated that 32% of companies reported they would add staff by June. 39% actually did. What does all this mean for you in leadership? Retention. Join Elizabeth as she gives current market data on why candidates are taking offers and how to prevent them from leaving your company. Elizabeth will help you developer a retention strategy that you can implement on your own - without the help of HR. Elizabeth will also share the 2 most important reasons why employees leave in 2015. Don't let your best walk away! Join us for this informative webinar!
Training and development. Words that most leaders fear because it means putting time into an employee and away from the daily workload. Many leaders shy away from developing employees due to lack of time, but studies show it's the number one reason why people leave their jobs. An employee asking for development is an employee that is asking to be retained. In fact, Glassdoor's 2014 employment confidence survey of nearly 1,000 U.S. employees found that 63% of employees believe that learning new skills or receiving special training is the most important towards career advancement.I In this class, Elizabeth will show leaders how to develop their employees and why it's critical. Development isn't a task that should be saddled with Human Resources. Smart leaders develop, empower and grow their teams. Class will cover: Tips of how to develop employees Development is a signal to retain How to create a simple and effective development path When to consider succession planning How to avoid having a top heavy organization while creating career path
Elizabeth Lions
Career Development
Recorded: Jul 15, 2015 at 08:00 am EDT
It's been said that the only thing permanent is change itself and in business it's no different. Change is inevitable. In Elizabeth's last class on Emotional Intelligence, she talked about how the brain is actually hard wired to resist change. Recoiling from change can become a major issue in the office. Just think about the changes that can happen in a business - implementing a new software, hiring new people, firing non performers, taking on a new business line, merging with a competitor. Each of these changes are critical for business to thrive and survive, but the bottom line is people - your people - are the ones that have to embrace and implement your vision as a leader. This class will teach: Understanding how change affects employees How to motivate employees to embrace change How to prepare and 'sell' your staff into change How to implement change in the workplace How your leadership style will make or break if the change is successful This presentation is wonderful for a seasoned leader or a new leader. Join us for an hour that could change your whole idea about what change is - and how to manage change.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor ones own and other people's emotions to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. According to Inc. Magazine, the higher the ranking title (such as CEO) the lower the emotional intelligence. Over time lack of emotional intelligence impacts behavior as well as promotions. If you are serious about climbing the career ladder, emotional intelligence is a must. Join us for this two part series where Elizabeth will explain what emotional intelligence is, why it's important and how to develop the skill. This course is beneficial in work situations or in your personal life.
Employees are leaving companies in record levels in 2015. Rather than lose your top talent to the competition, consider strategic ways of motivating your staff. Not sure how? Join Elizabeth's presentation to understand how employees tick and the three main reasons why employees leave. Elizabeth has worked with leaders all over the United States and Europe, crafting retention plans to motivate their workforce. Retaining talent need not be tricky or expensive. Don't let your best walk away.
We've all been to meetings that bore us to tears. Instead of paying attention, we find our minds drifting off. Join Elizabeth's webinar to learn how to write a presentation that is fluid, concise and interesting. Presentation is perfect for managers, employees or anyone that has a fear of public speaking. From content to design and images, Elizabeth can help make any meeting powerful.
What do you do as a leader if you can't get the team to move in the direction? How can you adjust your leadership style? When is it time to train an employee rather than fire an employee? What is the difference between telling and selling an employee? And which do you do when? This class will help you: identify performance problems - and solve them before they become bigger issues increase trust and influence with your direct reports develop new skills while leading people Situational Leadership is the key to driving teams from being adequate to spectacular. Situations will arise in the office, but as a leader it's your responsibility to get the team headed in the right direction. Prepared yourself and challenge your leadership by attending this webinar.
It's no shock that a large number of organizations make costly mistakes due to poor communication. Effective communication is critical for a leader - whether you are a seasoned leader or a new leader - to ensure the team is headed the right direction. Elizabeth gives the keys to effective communication. For all leaders, effective communication is an essential component of professional success whether it is at the interpersonal, organizational, or external level. Communication can make or break a leader. Join us and you'll learn: Different types of communication - verbal, non-verbal and written When to use each type of communication in your team Why documentation in email is important when giving direction
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