Liz Brunner is a bestselling author, executive communications coach, lauded speaker, podcast host, and Emmy award-winning journalist. Recognized as one of the world’s most accomplished journalists, Liz conducted exclusive one-on-one interviews with prominent figures over a 28-year career ranging from professional athletes to global political leaders, including President Barrack Obama.

Interviewing such truly remarkable people over the years, Liz learned some incredibly valuable lessons. But regardless of how big or how famous a person was, the best stories came from people who went through personal transformation and resilience.

In 2013, Liz embarked on the next chapter of her journey as the CEO and founder of Brunner Communications and launched Brunner Academy, both dedicated to helping people find their authentic voices, tell their stories, and lead with presence. She had to dig deep and identify her true skillset and translate that into language that made sense for the corporate world.

Part of helping people find their presence and tell their story is recognizing that people are just as much a brand as any corporation, and teaching people to take advantage of that fact. If you’re looking to establish your own presence, you must first recognize where you are with your comfort level in owning your brand and find others who you believe are embodying their presence well. When you see what others are doing you can begin to identify the qualities you admire in yourself or find ways to enhance them.

Hearing people’s stories of transformation can show you what’s possible in your own life. It’s what led to Liz’s own transformation, and it’s what she now helps others realize themselves.


The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway

“Number one: If I can make these transitions in my life, anyone can. And number two: Discover who you are. Give yourself permission to own who you are. And if you do, it will take you into your next chapters and ensure that you are living your best life. It doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, it doesn’t mean that you’re not going to have challenges. Life throws us challenges all the time. A quote from my mother: ‘The goal of living is to absorb all of the pain of life and lose none of the joy.’ That’s the takeaway.”



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