Liz Alexander, Ph.D.
As a consulting futurist, Liz helps global clients with the question,”What’s next?” She uses a range of futures methodologies in combination with her own questioning process to identify potential business opportunities that might otherwise be missed, and possible threats that can now be avoided.
As William Gibson once wrote, “The future is already here, just not evenly distributed.” Liz, who earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, teaches businesspeople, independent consultants and entrepreneurs how to think more like futurists. She also applies her professional acumen and 30 years’ experience across multiple business verticals to shed light on current trends, weak signals, and potential wild cards. All of which enable her clients to have more strategically valuable conversations about what they once considered uncertain and, with her help, appears more manageable.
Liz’s research focus is the futures of leadership. Not least the way in which automation, new organisational structures, and democratisation is likely to affect who leads and how, in the very near future. As both researcher and practitioner, plus coach and consultant Liz not only identifies threats and opportunities, but works with clients to show how best to leverage that knowledge.
She is the author/co-author of 20 award-winning books to date, including Transform Tomorrow: Awakening the Super Saver in Pursuit of Retirement Readiness and Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Guide to Building Trust, Inspiring Respect and Creating Long-Lasting Business Relationships. She has contributed chapters to two futurist anthologies: 50:50 – Scenarios for the Next 50 years, and The Future of AI in Business, to be published sometime in 2017. Liz has also collaborated with the futurist community to create three e-books that answer questions about the future of work, the future of education, and how businesses can benefit from employing or hiring professional futurists.
Liz is a member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society. She has been named as one of the world's top female futurists.