Advance your career and confidently rise as a quietly ambitious leader.

Well hey there!  

The fact that you're on this page tells me that chances are good you're a subject matter expert in your organization and ready to have more influence at work. 

You’re probably a lot like my clients - 

a smart professional with 10 years' experience or more as an advisor, researcher or analyst. Buuuuut:
  • Even though you know you have a killer resume -- you still can’t help but worry what people actually think and say about you.
  • You struggle to prioritize and often work long hours to make sure everything gets done.
  • You hold back from speaking up in situations when someone else might know more than you (even though your job is literally being the subject matter expert).
  • You don’t want to make a mistake at work, because it feels like there’s a consequence to failing. (And getting negative feedback feels a bit like you were called to the principal's office... super uncomfortable!)
  • You feel you need to prove to yourself (and others) that you belong in your role. You wish you could finally believe that you have what it takes and not worry what anyone else thinks.
Hi, I'm Liz!

I get it. I’ve been there. I came blazing out of high school and university with top marks and entered the work world with big plans. I quickly learned that there was so much more to success than being a high achiever.

I still remember the day I went back to my computer after struggling to connect with one of my colleagues who just didn’t seem to care about my opinion. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong.

Turns out, I wasn't doing anything "wrong".

I learned that women face different leadership and communication issues than men do.

We can get stuck between a rock and a hard place: we may be dealing with impostor syndrome or confidence “stuff” (that men have too btw) BUT we have to balance that with all of the gender expectations and impostor messages that we receive in the workplace. (Who hasn't been mansplained by someone who's been in the organization for a hot second)

This is why I created The Mint Ambition .

To help you grow your leadership skills and advance your career while at the same time understanding that there are very real gender biases in the world.

How I got here

It goes all the way back to when I was a kid.

I've always had a passion for achievement and helping others improve. When I was younger, it came across as being "bossy".

I kept being told: "stop being so bossy"

But my "bossiness" came from a deep internal desire to help & support people.

Over the years I’ve realized that I was being told an impostor MESSAGE that I wasn’t supposed to be “bossy”.

Once I realized there was nothing wrong with ME, I became wildly passionate to learn everything I could about helping other women become better leaders. 

I became a Certified Professional Coach with an Energy Leadership specialty. I also went to George Washington University for a graduate certificate in leadership development. (I'd #humblebrag about my 4.0 GPA, except I’m pretty confident you were top of class in your field, so you wouldn’t expect anything less from your coach 😘)

Fun Facts
  • I’m super short - like “climb up on the counter and reach up with a spatula to get the Oreos off the top shelf” kind of short.
  • I have a toddler who was born while I launched my business - I sometimes feel like he’s part of my coaching business since he was there at the start (but no, he won’t be on our calls 🙂 )
  • I was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz in grade 5 and I just adored my sparkling ruby red slippers. I still have a love for bright red "pops" of colour, especially in my work outfits. I like to call it "wearable art". 
  • I've been a glamour photographer and I am a data nerd -- I'd like to think that I could hang equally well with Penny or Sheldon from Big Bang Theory.
  • Oreo cookies are my achilles heel when I'm trying to stay healthy - even when I put them on the top shelf (remember, I’m willing to climb up on the counter with a spatula to get them).

I can't wait to start working with you so we can advance your career!


It's time to advance your career.


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