About Liz Berney, Ph.D.

Dr. Liz Berney is a renowned consultant, trainer, public speaker, and coach for clients including: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Coca Cola, Tropicana, The National Quality Program (Baldridge Award), AT&T, Fannie Mae, American Red Cross, Quaker Oats, American Management Systems, Cisco, Human Rights First, National Public Radio, Dun and Bradstreet, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Marriott Corporation, MCI Telecommunications Corporation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Capital, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health), Education, Veteran Affairs, Treasury, and Homeland Security among many others.

Liz currently teaches as an Adjunct Professor for Executive Programs for both the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and for the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, where she also teaches for their online MBA Program. She is a former Instructor for the American Management Association, the Accelerated MBA Program at George Washington University, Georgetown University, and George Mason University. She founded, designed, and directed the Organization Development Certificate Program at Georgetown University.

Her Bachelor's Degree is in Psychology from Yale University (Distinction in Psychology) and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology are from the University of Maryland, where she won the Teaching Excellence Award for her undergraduate teaching. She was a Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at George Mason University from 1985 – 1988.

Liz is a Master MBTI Practitioner, and she has advanced training in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Group Dynamics and Facilitation, Future Search Planning (Marvin Weisbord), Clark-Wilson 360 Surveys, VOICES (Lominger) 360 for Leaders, Interests-based Negotiation, Change Management and Leadership Development.

Recent articles include “The Co-Creation of Conflict” in Yes You Can!: Reaching Your Potential While Achieving Greatness, the American Psychological Association’s Monitor, Washington Woman, the Medical Office Manager, the Society of Actuaries Stepping Stone, and the Law Office Administrator. She was awarded Top 5 Speaker on Teams (along with Stephen Covey) from Speakers Platform in 2012 the Small Business Excellence Award from the SBIEC in 2013.

 

 

About Gregory D. Luther

Mr. Luther is a management consultant, product manager, and marketer focused on producing real results and drawn to working in creative, collaborative environments. Best known for his strategy, planning, and execution capabilities, he enjoys helping companies move their products from initial concept to a strategic vision, then to a business plan, to an investment proposal, to successful start-up funding, and through to market implementation.  

Greg's skills include:

• Working with and in Early Stage Companies
• Product Strategy Development
• Business Plan Development
• Marketing Management and Execution
• Financial Modeling and Business Valuation
• People, Process, and Project Management
• Management Consulting

In both Fortune 500 companies and small companies Greg has collaborated closely with all stakeholders--across different organizational silos, skill-sets, and countries.  His market research, developed strategies, and investor presentations have resulted in the successful funding of five new businesses over the past 15 years.  He has particularly enjoyed the products he's been involved with that had a clear and positive social impact, such as the mobile learning management system he developed from 2001 to 2003 and the digital pathogen detection technology he worked on from 2005 to 2007.

Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Harvard University.