Liz Ngonzi is an international executive coach and speaker, as well as an award-winning social entrepreneur and educator, who helps purpose-driven leaders worldwide to clarify, develop, and share their stories to increase their impact. She believes that when you share your story, you invite others to learn what makes you unique, and you inspire them to support you, thereby amplifying your voice and strengthening your personal brand.
As an international executive coach and public speaker, through her firm, Liz Ngonzi Transforms, Ms. Ngonzi enables purpose-driven leaders worldwide to define and tell their stories, accomplish their objectives, and align their paycheck with their purpose. Through the Bank of America Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Cornell University, she facilitates online courses for women entrepreneurs on their venture creation journey.
As a social entrepreneur, last year Ms. Ngonzi founded The International Social Impact Institute, which — through initiatives with the King Baudouin Foundation U.S.; Nelson Mandela University (South Africa); Hunter College, City University of New York (U.S.); the Arcus Foundation (U.S.); and The Resource Alliance (U.K.) — aims to amplify the voices of and increase opportunities for social impact leaders from historically marginalized communities (in the U.S. and around the world), facilitate interactions among such leaders, and assist in training more of them.
Additionally, as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Fundraising at New York University and as a trainer to organizations such as Candid, and Vital Voices Global Partnerships, Ms. Ngonzi has delivered courses to thousands of professionals from organizations on six continents, teaching them how to activate their supporters through effective storytelling.
Ms. Ngonzi earned a Master of Management in Hospitality degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Syracuse University’s iSchool, and she graduated from the United Nations International School, which she attended K through 12.