About Speaker Liz Berney…
For more than two decades Berney Associates, which specializes in organization development and management training, has been working with blue-chip companies and prestigious organizations to help them with organizational change, team building, conflict resolution and interests-based negotiation. Dr. Liz Berney is the president of the company. Amongst her clients have been the American Red Cross, AT&T, the IRS, the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts and the US House of Representatives.
Holder of a BA in Psychology from Yale and an MA and Ph.D. Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, Dr. Berney earned a Psychology Award at Yale and a Teaching Excellence Award at Maryland while still a graduate student. She has taught on the Accelerated MBA Program at George Washington University, on Executive Programs at the University of Maryland’s School of Business and Management and for the Office of Continuing and Extended Education at the University of Maryland. For five years she directed a program that she herself developed, the Organization Development Program at Georgetown University. She has also taught management courses for the American Management Association and was a tenure track Professor of Organizational Psychology at George Mason University. She is also Faculty for Executive MBA Programs at University of Maryland, Georgetown University and the Jack Welch Management Institute
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One of Dr. Berney’s specific areas of interest and expertise is the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the ways in which it can be applied to leadership, teams and organizational change. Using this indicator she has worked with many high-level clients including federal agencies to improved teamwork and workplace relationships.
She has also published two books, one with Warren Bennis and Jim Rohn, “Yes You Can: Reaching Your Potential While Achieving Greatness” and one with Lauren Mackler entitled ”Freeing GODIVA: A Woman’s Journey to Self Empowerment”. In 2016, she won Top Speakers for 2016 (from Speakers Platform) and in 2012 (along with Stephen Covey), she won Top 5 Speakers on Leadership and Teams.