Liz Strauss is an international business strategist, CEO and Founder of SOBCon -- the elite, innovative business summit that integrates the best practices of traditional business into the social...
Liz Strauss is an international business strategist, CEO and Founder of SOBCon -- the elite, innovative business summit that integrates the best practices of traditional business into the social business culture of online spaces. An expert publisher, change manager, and content analyst, Liz has developed strategy and product with major corporations, startups, companies in crisis, and small businesses on four continents. Liz is known for her expertise in product development, marketing, change management, and designing process. But her compelling difference is the deep understanding of what moves people, especially customers, to action. But what sets her apart is the way people respond to her.
“There are few people more gifted at creating compelling ideas than Liz. I’m continually amazed by her ability to distill simple, clear, and brilliant concepts from a hodgepodge of seemingly disconnected information, and outline a path to do something with them. It’s a big part of what sets her apart in a crowded, information overloaded online world.
Liz is a true connector of both people and ideas, and her work with the SOBCon event is a perfect example. She brings the best minds into a room and gives them the inspiration to think together, create together, and walk away with tangible, valuable ideas that they can put into play the minute they get back to work. I’m privileged to know Liz as both as both a colleague and a friend, a storyteller, a conversation catalyst, and a business strategist, and I’d recommend her highly to businesses needing fresh ideas and clarity on what could be next for them.” (Amber Naslund, Co-Founder and President at SideraWorks)
Like the master teacher and storyteller she is, Liz calms and quiets a room with her passion for business and her respect for the people who create jobs and serve customers. How quickly audiences respond with attention and laughter. At the end of a Liz Strauss presentation, everyone recognizes they've learned something important from someone who knows it. Whether the audience is 5,000 CEOs or 500 first-time managers, Liz connects. It's been remarked that speaks softly and carries a lot of street cred.
In the online space, Liz Strauss started blogging about business in 2005. Today, her most well-known blog, Liz Strauss at Successful-Blog, has over 5,000 articles, 95,000 comments, and a page rank of 6. A Google search leads you to Liz when you search by her first name alone. Eaton Web, the oldest directory on the Internet, has called Liz the "most influential real-ebrity on the web.
Among her achievements, Liz has been recognized as one of the prestigious list, The Top Ten Influencers Alive: 10 Breakout Influencers of 2011 and number 8 on The Forbes List of Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers and winner of the Titan of Web 2.0 Award by the World Forum “Communication on Top”, held in Davos, Switzerland.