Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith

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Business CEO / Chairman Facilitators Keynote Speaker

Change Agent, Inclusion & Diversity Expert & Keynote Speaker

Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith is the founder and CEO of The Inclusive Organisation Group of companies. Recognised as an inspiring, professional and courageous game changer, she combines over 20 years of expertise in organisational transformation for Asia Pacific’s most notable organisations, with a PhD in organisational culture and behaviour, and a passion for inclusion.

Dr Shoesmith’s innovative, yet pragmatic, approach to inclusion and diversity has created a global movement of change which was recognised at The Stevie Awards in New York City in 2018.

As a professional speaker and facilitator, Dr Shoesmith engages and inspires audiences with a desire to make a difference and contribute to creating a world where everyone is included.

More about Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith:

It was after indirectly experiencing the exclusion and discrimination of her husband, who is profoundly deaf, that Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith committed her career to inclusion and to creating a world where everyone is included and valued for their difference.

As much ‘heart’ as she is ‘mind’, the behavioural scientist and researcher in her means she can back what she says with evidence-based undeniable facts.

Dr Showsmith created a wedding video of her using sign language to sing the song ‘1,000 years’ to her husband before walking down the aisle in 2018. It quickly went viral and has amassed over 300-million views. 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 Showsmith speaks about:

While Dr Liz will create a presentation bespoke to your event theme, objectives, and participants; here are some ideas to get you started…

Inclusive Love for an Inclusive World – The funny yet confronting story of her hearing-Deaf relationship with her husband and how overcoming bias and doing things differently is critical to creating an inclusive world

Inclusion Starts With Me – Dr Liz moderates a panel discussion with Scott as a panel member plus two to three panel members from other diverse groups, either from within the client organisation or from the Inclusive Organization team. Panel members share personal stories of exclusion, while Dr Liz serves as the mirror for the audience on how the exclusion people face is not because of their difference, but because of the barriers we put in their place.

Labels are divisive and morning teas don’t help – Dr Liz breaks the news to participants that celebrating labels with morning teas won’t get us past acceptance, and to get to true inclusion we need to throw away the labels and focus on a pragmatic approach to creating a world where everyone is included.

Creating an inclusive organisation where diversity thrives so your business does too – Dr Liz incorporates story telling about employee and customer experiences that highlight exclusion barriers where you may never have expected, and then presents a practical way participants can use their roles to reap human capital, financial, legislative benefits of inclusion for the organisation – while also creating a better experience for everyone and a more inclusive world.

Exclusion Experienced – Immersive exclusion activity that confronts participants with the challenges others face on a day-to-day basis. A debrief is included with individuals living with that exclusion, followed by an action planning session so something gets done differently.

Dr Liz’s husband, Scott Shoesmith, who is profoundly deaf, is available as a co-presenter. Watching them together on stage together is a memorable experience and you are guaranteed an even more inclusive, emotive and captivating event.

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Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith

Change Agent, Inclusion & Diversity Expert & Keynote Speaker

Quick Contact

Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith

Change Agent, Inclusion & Diversity Expert & Keynote Speaker

Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith is the founder and CEO of The Inclusive Organisation Group of companies. Recognised as an inspiring, professional and courageous game changer, she combines over 20 years of expertise in organisational transformation for Asia Pacific’s most notable organisations, with a PhD in organisational culture and behaviour, and a passion for inclusion.

Dr Shoesmith’s innovative, yet pragmatic, approach to inclusion and diversity has created a global movement of change which was recognised at The Stevie Awards in New York City in 2018.

As a professional speaker and facilitator, Dr Shoesmith engages and inspires audiences with a desire to make a difference and contribute to creating a world where everyone is included.

More about Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith:

It was after indirectly experiencing the exclusion and discrimination of her husband, who is profoundly deaf, that Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith committed her career to inclusion and to creating a world where everyone is included and valued for their difference.

As much ‘heart’ as she is ‘mind’, the behavioural scientist and researcher in her means she can back what she says with evidence-based undeniable facts.

Dr Showsmith created a wedding video of her using sign language to sing the song ‘1,000 years’ to her husband before walking down the aisle in 2018. It quickly went viral and has amassed over 300-million views. 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 Showsmith speaks about:

While Dr Liz will create a presentation bespoke to your event theme, objectives, and participants; here are some ideas to get you started…

Inclusive Love for an Inclusive World – The funny yet confronting story of her hearing-Deaf relationship with her husband and how overcoming bias and doing things differently is critical to creating an inclusive world

Inclusion Starts With Me – Dr Liz moderates a panel discussion with Scott as a panel member plus two to three panel members from other diverse groups, either from within the client organisation or from the Inclusive Organization team. Panel members share personal stories of exclusion, while Dr Liz serves as the mirror for the audience on how the exclusion people face is not because of their difference, but because of the barriers we put in their place.

Labels are divisive and morning teas don’t help – Dr Liz breaks the news to participants that celebrating labels with morning teas won’t get us past acceptance, and to get to true inclusion we need to throw away the labels and focus on a pragmatic approach to creating a world where everyone is included.

Creating an inclusive organisation where diversity thrives so your business does too – Dr Liz incorporates story telling about employee and customer experiences that highlight exclusion barriers where you may never have expected, and then presents a practical way participants can use their roles to reap human capital, financial, legislative benefits of inclusion for the organisation – while also creating a better experience for everyone and a more inclusive world.

Exclusion Experienced – Immersive exclusion activity that confronts participants with the challenges others face on a day-to-day basis. A debrief is included with individuals living with that exclusion, followed by an action planning session so something gets done differently.

Dr Liz’s husband, Scott Shoesmith, who is profoundly deaf, is available as a co-presenter. Watching them together on stage together is a memorable experience and you are guaranteed an even more inclusive, emotive and captivating event.

Client testimonials

Business CEO / Chairman Facilitators Keynote Speaker

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