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Elizabeth Rayer

Partner, Enterprise Learning Practice Leader
Liz Rayer

Elizabeth Rayer, Ph.D. is a Partner at Vantage Partners and heads the Enterprise Learning practice. She brings expertise in negotiation, influence, change management, organizational development and instructional design. Liz’s work has been heavily concentrated on enabling organizations across various industries to have a sustainable, positive impact on their bottom line by more strategically and effectively working with, and managing relationships with, internal and external stakeholders. Liz’s work has ranged from designing and implementing organizational wide change initiatives, to designing large-scale learning and skill development programs. Recent clients include Anglo American, GE Energy, IBM, Merck, Microsoft, Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Southern California Edison, and USAA.

Prior to joining Vantage Partners, Liz was the CEO of BPYI, Inc., a health and wellness company, where she led the company to increased, sustainable growth by developing profitable partnerships both domestically and internationally. Before that, as Managing Principal of Elevation Strategies, she consulted to organizations on relationship management, leadership, and operational effectiveness issues. In this role, one of her major engagements was designing and implementing a negotiation strategy for the sales force of Pepsi USA. Additional positions Liz has held include Chief Knowledge Officer for Thinking Sun, Inc., a consultant with DBM, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Liz earned her Ph.D. in Psychoeducational Processes from Temple University. Her focus and dissertation were in the field of organizational development and adult learning.

Research & Publications

Managing Difficult Conversations

Difficult conversations are an inevitable part of work life (and personal life) — addressing poor performance, arguing over budget allocation, project planning across functions when there is disagreement on approach, saying “no” to a colleague, informing a customer of a delayed delivery — the list is endless.

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