ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elizabeth Frisch is the founder and CXO of The Thrival Company. She started her career as a chemical engineer from Purdue University and then cross-trained into Psychology, Business Performance, Auditing, and Organizational Culture and Individual Behavior Change. Spending more than 20 years of leading, teaching, and designing engineering, environmental and organizational development programs, she realized that there were common individual and cultural practices used that determined whether an idea was successful or not. Loving the challenges of broad social change and making peoples’ big ideas a reality, these observations inspired her to develop a series of practices around making ideas happen, changing your own behavior, and leading others.
Her clientele are diverse ranging from Fortune 100- 1000 companies to government agencies, nonprofits and the U.S. Military. She is a keynote speaker on topics of leadership, behavior change, social evolution, and innovation often sharing her story of her personal epiphany with the births of her children and finally realizing after many failed attempts that ‘You can’t engineer humans!’ Her work has impacted the lives of thousands of people helping them fulfill on their big dreams for their lives, communities and workplaces. Elizabeth brings an honest, insightful, and often humorous perspective on human nature and the habits we adopt that save us or sink us.
Her work in more than 50 different for-profit, non-profit, and governmental sectors allows her to bring a broad and unique perspective on how to combine the best practices in each model of business, to create organizations that deliver on their vision and mission and have fun doing it! From the plant floor, to the top floor, Elizabeth is just as comfortable in a hard hat and boots building teams in the field as she is working with boards and executive level management on strategy, leadership succession and making their next big idea a reality!
In her personal life, Ms. Frisch is passionate about donating her time, talents, and treasure to her favorite charities working on big environmental and social issues. She is an active volunteer and member of Impact Austin (www.impact-austin.org/), a women’s giving foundation and supports more than a dozen non-profits across the United States. Ms. Frisch lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children. When not writing, consulting and being a mom, she finds relaxation through fishing, kayaking, and birding anywhere near the ocean!