Dr. Lize A.E. Booysen

Dr. Lize A.E. Booysen is an internationally recognized scholar-practitioner in the field of leadership,culture and diversity. With 35 years of experience in leadership and research and a 27 year long career in higher education Lize has served thousands of leaders in educational institutions, corporate organizations,government agencies, and nonprofits in her capacity as educator, facilitator, consultant, trainer or coach. Lize particularly enjoys working with organizational leaders optimizing their own potential and sphere of influence as they move into broader leadership roles. She focuses on the development of authentic and relational leadership practices utilizing a systems and contextual approach to the leadership process. Her teaching and coaching draw on her understanding of leadership and change theory and practice, cross-cultural leadership, diversity, inclusion, organizational culture, systems thinking, individual change and business practice. Lize is full professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior and core faculty in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change, Antioch University, adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) doing executive coaching and research, Extraordinary Professor at the Business School of Stellenbosch University and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management at University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Lize is also a distinguished fellow of the International Leadership Association (ILA), and past Chair of the Business Leadership Member interest group of the ILA.

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