I’ve delivered keynote presentations to and led workshops for audiences including SXSW, Google, Viacom, The Wing, LinkedIn, Dropbox, HackMIT, The American Gas Association, and First Round Capital.

If you’re interested in bringing me into your organization, please contact me at liz (at) fosslien.com.

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How to Build a Culture of Belonging - What if you could bring yourself out of hiding and into the organization, even the parts of yourself that don’t seem to belong on a surface level? This session pairs the science of emotional cultures with small group discussions to outline how individuals and organizations can foster belonging for all employees.

How to Help Remote Workers Avoid Burnout - A walk through the unique challenges remote workers face—including feelings of isolation, barriers to knowledge-sharing, and digital miscommunication—and the easy-to-implement practices distributed teams can put into place to overcome them.

How to Navigate Different Work Styles - The best way to mitigate destructive conflict is to preemptively discuss work preferences and styles. In this session, participants learn to navigate common differences, and then write, share, and compare their own "How to Work with Me” guides.

How Female Leaders can Effectively Harness Emotion - Success as a female leader depends on building trust by effectively harnessing emotion—while still walking the line between sharing and oversharing. This session equips female leaders with the tools to understand, navigate, and express their emotions at work.

All workshops pair scientifically-backed tips with group discussions and activities and run from 30-90 minutes.


"Liz's presentation was so spot-on. Her raw, honest look at the workplace shed so much light on the reality and humor of it all. Best speaker I've heard all year! Would absolutely recommend her!" - Whitney Stenger, Leadership Staffing Team Lead, Google

"Liz kept our audience engaged, interacting, and laughing throughout the entire session. The content was a perfect mix of practical, creative, and hilarious." - Whitney Moskowitz, Leadership Recruiter, Google

“Liz graced the First Round Women's community with thoughtful humor, impactful storytelling, and incredibly tactical wisdom on how to build more inclusive cultures. Participants were able to successfully implement specific actions and learnings at their early-stage startups. We highly recommend any company or firm thinking about fusing their workplaces with more inclusivity and micro-actions designed to foster belonging, to bring Liz in for a talk!” — Serena Bian, Community Manager, First Round Capital

“Liz shared her book No Hard Feelings and her wisdom on The Hivery stage at one of our Hivery Circle evening gatherings. Liz's approachable style immediately warmed the room and her humor kept everyone engaged. Liz took our guests through the differences between introverts and extroverts and led meaningful exercises to get everyone thinking about their own work style and that of their colleagues. Everyone left with actionable scripts and tricks for improving their relationships both in and outside of the office. We loved learning from Liz and highly recommend her presentation!” — Susan Schroder, Director of Marketing, The Hivery Coworking Space + Inspiration Lab

“Liz was an absolute pleasure to work with and a great keynote speaker. Her fun, creative presentation was full of useful information, and our team was immediately able to use her specific recommendations to better communicate and understand one another. Liz gave incredible insight into fostering belonging, improving efficiency in meetings, and giving actionable feedback. We would highly recommend Liz for any company looking to boost company culture and employee engagement.” — Nick Baldassini, Producer, High Fidelity

On stage at SXSW 2019

On stage at SXSW 2019

Fireside chat with  Quiet  author Susan Cain

Fireside chat with Quiet author Susan Cain

Participants at a WeWork workshop discuss their emotion tendencies, photos by Lori Gutman

Participants at a WeWork workshop discuss their emotion tendencies, photos by Lori Gutman