Liz is a connector, a motivator and a doer, Liz is a Human Resource Management and Organizational Development executive with more than 20 years of experience and a reputation as a true business partner. Since 1997, Liz has been designing and facilitating programs that participants request more of and evaluate well. They say that she puts a new spin on training and have made such comments as “I’ve taken a class on this topic before but it has never been this good!” Liz is a career coach who encourages significant results and helps clients achieve their goals. Her clients continually thank her for giving them the encouragement, inspiration, motivation and direction to make positive changes in their professional and interpersonal relationships. They also thank her for facilitating positive change in their organizations.
Liz has held senior level positions with The New York Times Company, Turner Broadcasting, AHL Services and SSL Americas. She taught English as a second language in Taipei, Taiwan.
She is a Certified Instructor of the Anti Defamation League’s (ADL) Classroom of Difference; is qualified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, is certified in Management Research Group’s (MRG), 360-degree feedback and attended the Justice Department of Atlanta’s Mediation Training Program.
Liz holds an MBA in Finance from the Fordham Graduate School of Business in New York, New York, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
She served on the Boards of Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta (RRISA) and the Cliff Valley School in 2003 and 2004. In 2009, she worked with Chayil, an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence move forward in life and successfully stay away from their abuser. In 2009 she started working with a class at Grady High School, focusing on career preparation and has had unbelievable speakers join her in this endeavor.
Gary is a veteran TV production professional who has trained editors and technical directors at nearly every major TV network and cable channel in the country. Recognized by his peers as a pioneer in the development of new video delivery systems and the creation of workflows that get video clips and metadata in front of eyeballs.
Previously, Gary served as the coordinator for Public Broadcasting Atlanta’s Forum Network, Chief Editor for the IOC’s Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting, and was the primary newscast director for WAGA-TV Atlanta.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in TV & Film from The University of Kansas and also attended graduate school there.
In addition to creating TV shows, Gary is the Co-Chairman of Talk About Your Future, Inc. and works to create video presentations for Grady Talks.
Ben Gross is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Class of 2009. He moved to Atlanta to help grow Talk About Your Future and to study Psychology. Ben is passionate about helping young people realize their full potentials. His interests include sports of all kinds, lifting weights, and playing video games with his little cousin, Spencer.
Alex Viguerie is an intern at Talk About Your Future. His work focuses mostly in the areas of cirriculum development, technical writing, and grantseeking. Aside from his involvements at Talk About Your Future, Alex has experience in the non-profit sector, particularly in special education.
Alex is an undergraduate at Emory University pursuing a degree in mathematics and enjoys running and playing music in his spare time.
Natalie Johns is an intern at Talk About Your Future. She works mainly with the students, and plans on eventually instructing her own workshops.
She is a sophomore at Emory University where she is double majoring in English and history. In addition to working with Talk About Your Future she is involved with organizing and raising money for St. Jude.