Lize Booysen

Leadership Journey Coach

Dr. Lize Booysen is an internationally recognized scholar-practitioner in the field of leadership and change, cross-cultural leadership, women in leadership, and inclusive leadership. She is full professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Leadership and Change, Antioch University and Executive Leadership coach at the CCL since 2009, and widely published. Lize holds a Doctorate in Business Leadership, and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology, Research Psychology, and Criminology and she is a certified user of assessment instruments used at the CCL. With 37 years of work experience and a 30-year long career in higher education and leadership development, she currently consults widely in higher education, healthcare, corporate, and nonprofit organizations in the field of leadership development.

Lize uses a strength-based focus, and particularly enjoys working with organizational leaders optimizing their own potential and sphere of influence as they move into broader leadership roles. She focuses on the development of authentic and relational leadership practices utilizing a systems and contextual approach to the leadership process. Her coaching approach draws on her understanding of leadership and change theory and practice, cross-cultural and global leadership development, organizational culture, systems thinking, individual change and business practice.