Liz Barron works at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. She designs and develops executive education programs for a range of corporate and government clients. Executive coaching is a key component of the education offered by the Smith school. Liz will also teach in the Masters of Professional Studies in Leadership and Executive Coaching which the highly ranked College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park will offer from 2014.
Formerly Director of Education at the National Association of Corporate Directors, Liz has a lot of experience working with board members and C-level leaders from Fortune 500 companies. She was formerly Director, Leadership Programs at the Brookings Institution, one of the world's best-known and most influential think-tanks. In this role, she specialized in working with SES members and candidates, and with high potential public service leaders, GS 13-15. Liz also directed communications and marketing for the executive education team at Brookings, using her skills honed through 20 years of journalism, broadcasting, television production and marketing with world-leading companies, including the BBC and Discovery Communications Inc.
Liz has lived and worked in Washington, DC since 2000 and now works in Dupont Circle, right in the heart of the nation's capital; at College Park, MD close to the Beltway; and in Anne Arundel County, convenient for Annapolis.
Liz is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and a member of the International Coach Federation. She is a graduate of the Georgetown Leadership Coaching program. Her clients include a wide range of high-level professionals and she will be happy to supply references.
Liz always coaches in person and not on the phone. She prefers to work in the morning from 8am and will be happy to meet you in Washington DC or in College Park. Weekend appointments in the Annapolis area are also possible.
Originally from Belfast, Ireland, Liz spent most of her career in London as a successful news reporter, TV producer, and network executive with the BBC, the UK's public service broadcaster. She moved to the U.S. to become Vice President of Programming for BBC America, a digital cable and television channel run in a joint venture with Discovery Communications Inc.
Liz has two young adult children who came to her via DC Child and Family Services when they were 12 and 9 years old.
Liz has supplemented her business and public service experience with a Masters in Public Administration from George Washington University. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching program, accredited by the International Coach Federation. Liz is also certified to administer the Center for Creative Leadership's 360-degree assessments. She holds a BA in Politics from the University of Hull, in the UK.
Liz's extensive executive experience with multi-national companies, world-renowned non-profits, and as a leadership development professional have prepared her to help hundreds of leaders achieve great results as they rise through the ranks in both government and business.
Liz's client list includes:
IRS | George Washington University | National Association of Broadcasters | NAVSEA | Red Cross | State Farm | USDA | The World Bank | U.S. Department of Commerce | U.S. Department of Education | A range of defense and intelligence agencies
She coaches a wide range of professional clients including:
Economists | Directors | CFOs | General Counsels | Members of the Federal Senior Executive Service | SES candidates | Teachers and Professors |Authors | Non-profit managers | Social Workers | Computer Programmers | Security Specialists | Project Managers | HR Executives | Television Executives and Producers | IT Specialists | Entrepreneurs
and many other leaders in government agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations. She'll be happy to talk with you.
Government Training Officers, CLOs and CHCOs:
Liz is especially experienced in supporting the development of federal civil servants and is familar with the Executive Core Qualifications required by the Office of Personnel Management for public leaders who aspire to positions within the Senior Executive Service. Contact Liz about coaching for your agency's SES candidates.