Our instructor was absolutely brilliant! Such a pleasure not having the usual IT-NERD(ish) trainers, but instead someone who could really perform and inspire.
~ Jacob Bang
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Elizabeth is a professional actress with over 20 years’ experience. Her TV and film credits include As The World Turns, CBS mini-series The Fire Next Time, and many others. In theater, Elizabeth has enjoyed leading roles in musicals such as West Side Story and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and has performed the leading role of Sophie in the North American Tour, Las Vegas, and Broadway companies of the international smash hit musical, Mamma Mia! Alongside performing engagements, Elizabeth was most recently Operations Manager and Corporate Responsibility Champion of The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, one of only twenty spas in the world to receive the esteemed Forbes Five-Star award. She holds a B.F.A. in musical theater with a concentration in acting from The Boston Conservatory.
What is your favorite moment in the training room?
My favorite moment in the training room has to be when the participants see themselves on video for the first time. A lot of self-deprecating jokes are made, there’s some embarrassment, and sometimes people are pretty unpleasantly surprised. But it’s a great unifier for the class – everyone is in the same boat, everyone has something to learn, and everyone WILL ultimately improve by the end of the workshop.
What’s one thing you wish the business world would borrow from the acting world?
Punctuality! Lol. Yes, sometimes curtains are delayed, but never more than a few minutes. If you have a meeting or a call that’s supposed to start at 10 AM, start it at 10 AM for Pete’s sake! If you have a company culture of un-timeliness, be a catalyst for change if possible!
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Honestly? “Honestly?” lol. I’ve gotten rid of it though. And now when I hear others use it I feel like saying “Yes, please. Be honest.”
What can’t you start your day without?
You know, I jumped on the warm lemon water bandwagon and I’ve gotta say I really enjoy it.
You’ve won a vacation of your choosing! Where are you going?
The Maldives. 100%. It’s at the top of my bucket list.