Alizabeth Calder is a senior business leader with over 30 years of experience delivering business transformation, and organizational change through proactive strategy and practical execution. She is an experienced meeting facilitator and speaker, capable of building strategy for and leading a broad range of business events that inform, motivate, and get results. Alizabeth Calder has the strategic ability to set vision and direction, and the tactical experience to work with a team to get the job done.
Alizabeth Calder is an excellent listener with the proven ability to distill a great deal of information from diverse sources, support discussion to enable understanding and decision making, and help stakeholders to buy-in where there cannot be full agreement. She is at her best in situations that carry multiple, highly complex ‘moving parts’, to ensure that all activities drive to targeted and measurable outcomes. Alizabeth received her MBA from the Ivey School of Business in 1982, and joined the world of retail financial services as a planner and facilitator. Leveraging her experience introducing practical strategies and sustainable solutions, she then moved into the world of consulting and spent five years with KPMG Peat Marwick.
Alizabeth Calder then returned to the financial institution sector, acting as a change agent in the leadership of high potential customer service improvement programs. Returning to consulting in 1995, she joined IBM Canada, taking progressively senior leadership roles including participating at an Executive Committee level in her last IBM role. Leaving IBM to build her base of experience in smaller and more entrepreneurial enterprises, Alizabeth Calder has seen what it takes to adapt and enable sustainable growth based on business maturity regardless of company size. As a business leader with experience in many industries, Calder commands a presence based on significant leadership credentials in small and large enterprises. Bringing her unique sense of humor, practical knowledge, and easy credibility to your business program.