Liz Alexander, Ph.D. 

Liz Alexander, Ph.D. 

"Global citizen," Dr. Liz Alexander, was born in Scotland, raised in England, is a U.S. citizen and now lives in Malaysia.

As a member of the Association of Professional Futurists, the World Future Society, and named as one of the world's top female futurists, Dr. Liz combines futures thinking and methodologies with a deep understanding of the strategic needs of business, especially as they relate to communicating innovative insights and ideas.  

Her passion and purpose lie in helping people--from independent consultants and owners of small to medium sized businesses, to professional associations and senior executives in large organizations--think more clearly and feel more confident about the future. As a "process" futurist (i.e., someone that teaches others how to think about "what's next?") she helps clients make greater sense of the vast amount of content about the future that can seem overwhelming and confusing to know how to use in any practical sense. 

Past clients include the British government's Appeals Service (UK); Cathay Pacific Airways (UK); Financial Executives International (US); Founder Institute (India); Philips Electronics (Netherlands); Transamerica Retirement Solutions (US), and SenateSHJ (Australia).

Her dissertation focused on the role of hope in achieving educational and career goals, as mentioned in this Psychology Today blog post.

(See also: Alexander, E.S., & Onwuegbuzie, A.J. (2007). Academic procrastination and the role of hope as a copying strategy. Personality and Individual Differences, 42, 1301-1310.)

After earning her Master's and PhD in educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, Liz developed and taught the Strategic Communication Certificate Program for their Center for Professional Education. She is a prolific writer: The multiple award-winning, best-selling author of 20 nonfiction books, including the short, useful ebook, How To Use a Futurist. Her works have collectively reached over one million readers across 28 countries. 

Known as a high-energy individual, Dr. Liz runs two consultancies: Leading Thought and She's also a regular contributor to Fast Company magazine, as well as a business magazine published out of Jersey in the Channel Islands.

Author of

Preparing for the Unpredictable

How to Think and Work in a New Era
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