Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith is on a personal mission to create a world where everyone is included and valued for their difference. It was after indirectly experiencing the exclusion and discrimination of her husband, who is profoundly Deaf, that she committed her career to inclusion. In fact you may even recall her viral wedding video, which has amassed over 300-million views, of her using sign language to sing the song ‘1000 years’ to her husband before walking down the aisle in 2018. Versions have been created by social media pages across the internet in English, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, and Russian. Soon after their wedding the media became interested in their story. This provided an opportunity for Dr Liz to start spreading the message and her vision for a world where everyone is included.
Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith has been described as inspiring, captivating, engaging, passionate, professional, courageous, and a game changer. As founder and CEO of The Inclusive Organisation Group of companies she combines her 20+ years of expertise in organisational transformation for Asia Pacific’s most notable organisations, a PhD in organisational culture and behaviour, and passion for inclusion. She has set the global benchmark for business-as-usual inclusion. Her innovative, yet pragmatic, approach is creating a global movement of change through the organisations, governments, and institutions we all interact with on a daily basis. This was even recognised at The Stevie Awards in New York City in 2018.
Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith is as much ‘heart’ as she is ‘mind’. While she believes in what is simply the ‘right thing to do’, the behavioural scientist and researcher in her means she can back what she says with evidence-based undeniable facts.
As a professional speaker and facilitator, Dr Liz will engage and inspire your guests with a desire to make a difference and contribute to creating a world where everyone is included.