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PAST PROJECTS

Welcome to our page of past work. When clients agree, we will share past work. This is an excellent opportunity to share with our site visitors to help them understand the context and background of our work.

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THE KNOWLEDGE GRAPH CONFERENCE IN NYC AND GLOBALLY ONLINE 
Master Speaker Coach

In 2022, Elizabeth was selected to be one of the speaker coaches for The Knowledge Graph Conference in NYC and globally online. In 2023, the Knowledge Graph Conference extended an offer to Elizabeth to take on a leadership role as their Master Speaker Coach. And again in 2024. There were over 80 presentations, 20 workshops, masterclasses, and over 100 speakers. Elizabeth had the opportunity to coach for a few months before the conference. Please see speaker coach testimonials on her LinkedIn page under Testimonials.

HOW DOES ENTREPRENEURSHIP EMPOWER WOMEN?
Keynote Speaker

Selected to speak in front of women entrepreneurs on the topic of entrepreneurship and how it empowers women. 

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HOW TO BECOME A COMPELLING COMMUNICATOR: HARNESS THE SIX C's OF COMPELLING COMMUNICATION
Keynote Speaker

Keynote speaker at the 39th Annual Women Celebrating Women Celebration Luncheon at The Junior League of Houston, TX. 

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THE OPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL SOUTH TEXAS DISTRICT 2023 CONFERENCE
Motivational Keynote Speaker

Selected to speak in front of dedicated servant leaders on the topic of volunteer leadership and how to recruit, develop, and retain volunteer leaders. 

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THE KNOWLEDGE GRAPH CONFERENCE IN NYC AND GLOBALLY ONLINE 
Master Speaker Coach

In 2022 Elizabeth was selected to be one of the speaker coaches for The Knowledge Graph Conference in NYC and globally online. This year, in 2023, the Knowledge Graph Conference extended an offer to Elizabeth to take on a leadership role as their Master Speaker Coach. There were over 80 presentations, 20 workshops and masterclasses, and over 100 speakers Elizabeth had the opportunity to coach for a few months before the conference. Please see a testimonial from a speaker Elizabeth coached on the home page. This is also on her LinkedIn page under Testimonials.

Guest speaker at The National Society of Leadership and Success
Motivational Mondays Podcast

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BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP
Speaker 

Invited to be a keynote speaker at the Golden Key International Honour Society motivation leadership week for current officers and advisors around the world. Spoke about the professional and personal growth of volunteer leadership.

PERSEVERANCE WHEN THINGS ARE DIFFICULT
Speaker

Selected as the keynote speaker at the Brown Thumb Garden Club at the Junior League of Houston. Spoke for 20 minutes with 10 minutes of Q&A

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HOW TO HARNESS THE POWER OF CONFLICT
Speaker

Global Webinar for Golden Key Talks for the Golden Key International Honour Society members and faculty.In this live webinar, you'll learn how to harness the power of conflict by transforming destructive behavior into productive responses by: 1. Deepening understanding of self and others in conflict. 2. Understanding and recognizing destructive behaviors. 3. Exploring techniques to redirect destructive behaviors into more productive responses. You will gain personalized techniques to curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace relationships and results. 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY EVENT
Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth was selected to be the Keynote for the ExtensisHR International Women's Day Event. The entire organization attended this one-day virtual event. International Women's Day is a global day celebrating women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements.

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LEADERSHIP CAMP
Speaker

Elizabeth was invited to spend and teach a half-day to high school students at the Galveston County 4-H Leadership Camp, teaching, speaking, and presenting public speaking and leadership skills. 

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PRODUCTIVE CONFLICT IN THE WORKPLACE
Speaker

This session helps each participant effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict by combining insights with the proven science of cognitive behavioral theory. 

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HOW TO WORK WITH DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES
Half-day training

In the consulting industry, each situation is unique and requires a specific set of solutions. For this project, we helped our client understand different leadership styles and define the ideal outcome for various situations. Through strategic planning and training in the psychology of organizational leadership, we achieved a great end result.

WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Full-day workshop

A full-day workshop was created based on a Women's Leadership Program Elizabeth Ruiz created while in graduate school at Columbia University in the City of New York during her Leadership Development course taught by the Dean. Her final project grew into a program, a workbook, and then a full-day workshop. The original project she created at Columbia may be found on her LinkedIn page under the education section, under the Columbia University section. 

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HOW TO EXPAND YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILL SET & STAND OUT
2-hour workshop

A 2-hour workshop created including an assessment for registered attendees to take one week before the workshop. Also created a customized workbook for the attendees to fill in during the session. This workshop helped set up a short-term plan with long term benefits. Workshop provided expert advice and strategic planning to help attendees with retention and implementation. 

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BUILD AND FORTIFY LEADERSHIP SKILLS THAT TRANSCEND TEAMS
Speaker

Perfect for anyone who interacts with others in personal or professional team settings. This interactive learning experience includes handouts and an eBook. 

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WHAT'S YOUR STORY ON 90.1 KPFT FM RADIO
Storyteller

Invited to share a story on overcoming adversity in a storytelling format on Houston's local radio station in Houston, TX. 

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TECHMENTOR CONFERENCE MICROSOFT HEADQUARTERS
Speaker 

Booked for three communication and leadership workshops during the week long conference. Unfortunately COVID cancelled the event. 

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CERTIFIED EVERYTHING DISC TRAINER

Elizabeth flew to Wiley DiSC headquarters for a week for training, exam, and certification with Wiley products in Everything DiSC. 

Everything DiSC page 

Press Release link from Wiley

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Leadership Workshop at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain for Academic Honor Society University Students
1-hour workshop

A one-hour workshop was created based on a book Elizabeth Ruiz wrote, Global Business & Social Dining Etiquette: RSVP to Thank You Notes & Everything in Between. An exam was created to take before the workshop begins and after the workshop to check retention of learning. Each attendee receives hands on training, a book, and exam. 

Golden Key International Honour Society Leadership Summit in Montreal, Quebec. A leadership development workshop presented to 41 Golden Key International Honour Society students from around the world.

Leadership Workshop at the Crown Plaza Hotel French Quarter for Academic Honor Society University Students
1-hour workshop

Eliabeth Ruiz presenting a leadership development workshop to Golden Key honor society students in New Orleans at the Crowne Plaza Hotel French Quarter.

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Psi Chi Professional Development Workshop at 2018 Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA)
1-hour workshop

Elizabeth Ruiz at the Hilton Americas Houston presenting a personal development workshop at the annual Southwestern Psychological Association with Psi Chi International Honour Society in Psychology, which was founded in 1929.

New York / New Jersey Golden Key International Honor Society Leadership Summit
1-hour workshop

Elizabeth Ruiz at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson presenting a Leadership development workshop at the 2018 NY/NJ Golden Key Summit. Hands on learning. Each attendee received a copy of the book and exam before and after the workshop.

Presenting a Leadership Workshop in Denver, CO, with the Golden Key International Honour Society Leadership Summit
1-hour workshop

Elizabeth Ruiz at the Embassy Suites Dener-Downtown/Convention Center presenting a Leadership development workshop at Golden Key International Honour Society Leadership Summit. Hands on learning. Each attendee received a copy of the book and exam before and after the workshop.

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OVERCOMING ADVERSITY
Speaker

University of Houston-Downtown Communication Studies Department held their second annual Public Speaking Competition November, 2017. Monetary awards were given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Elizabeth A. Ruiz won 1st place in the University of Houston-Downtown 2017 Public Speaking Competition. Theme was to speak about a true story of overcoming adversity. Speech was about surviving 9/11 & how to not wait for a crisis situation to follow your dreams.

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PRESENTING COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH PAPER ON SUSPECT LINEUP IDENTIFICATION: SEQUENTIAL VS SIMULTANEOUS
Speaker

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Elizabeth's research paper in cognitive psychology titled "Suspect Lineup Identification: Sequential vs. Simultaneous" was accepted to present on stage at the November 2-4, 2017 Triennial Pi Gamma Mu Academic Convention in Kansas City, MO.

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