Elizabeth is a Colorado native with 7 years of Office Management, Project Management, and Change Management experience in private and public companies. She has a passion for helping others and making sure everyone impacted by a project is heard and considered from the custodial staff, to project teams, to the “big boss.” Elizabeth thrives on forming new relationships and helping make others better, happier, and more successful.
Before joining Thought Ensemble, Elizabeth spent the majority of her career at Denver Public Schools in the Enterprise Program Management Office. She brought strong organization, preparedness, and attention to detail to numerous project teams. Prior to DPS, she worked at an investment firm handling property management, office management, and investor relations.
Elizabeth has a BA in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys attending concerts, spending time with her family and friends, and sharing cute pictures of her nephews and cats.
I’m pretty sure I came out of the womb planning my next adventure and finding a friend to drag with me. From playdates to excursions (and now happy hours, concerts, and trips), I’ve always loved to make plans, organize details, and have experiences with other people. I’ve never met someone who stayed a stranger for very long, and I thrive on making new friends and contacts.
I’ve always been energized by other people. A Myers Briggs facilitator once said, “I’ve never seen anyone higher on the extrovert scale than you.” I attended Colorado State and studied to be a teacher (until I realized that wasn’t what I wanted to be when I grew up). Instead, I graduated, moved to Denver, and joined a small investment firm. While there, my attention to detail, organization, and concern for other people flourished, and I was at my happiest and most productive when I was able to leverage those aspects of my personality. After working across several areas in the company, I found myself looking for a way to use those skills more intentionally. That led me to project management and coordination at Denver Public Schools.
Taking care of people became my passion (even more so than it had been previously). I loved being able to help different projects, teams, and kids (in a much more controlled/sustainable fashion than a classroom). Being prepared, having the answer, or knowing how to find the answer was a challenge I took seriously – and still do. After learning about change management and the “people side” of projects, I felt like I was on to something. Making sure everyone had what they needed to be better and more successful made sense to me.
At Thought Ensemble, I’m energized by the people I work and collaborate with, learn from, and get to help on projects. I enjoy bringing my experiences in to new clients, and learning how others think and function is fascinating to me. The company and clients recharge my battery, and the challenges make each day unique.
A few of my favorite challenges at work include:
- Figuring out how an organization works and how teams interact, both logically and practically
- Getting to know the people on the job – what makes them tick, understanding why they show up to work, and working to make their lives more successful