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Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith

Combining her expertise in organisational transformation, a PhD in organisational culture and behaviour and passion for inclusion, Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith has set the global benchmark for inclusion and is creating a movement of change through the organisations, governments and institutions. Elizabeth will engage and inspire your guests with a desire to make a difference and contribute to creating a world where everyone is included.

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Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith Travels from NSW
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith's Biography

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 Hindi.

Soon after their wedding the media became interested in their story. This provided an opportunity for Elizabeth 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.

If you really want to know what’s going on in your organisation when it comes to diversity and inclusion, then Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith can uncover the facts for you. And she isn’t just looking at diversity targets or unconscious behaviours. Expect to uncover practical and tangible lead indicators of inclusion from your business strategy, to product and service design, right through to employment and work practices, and the way you engage with your customers. And don’t worry you won’t be left confused with what to do about it…you’ll end up with a very simple plan of attack for improvement.

Combining her expertise in organisational transformation, a PhD in organisational culture and behaviour and passion for inclusion, she has set the global benchmark for inclusion and is creating a movement of change through the organisations, governments and institutions.

As a professional speaker and facilitator, Elizabeth will engage and inspire your guests with a desire to make a difference and contribute to creating a world where everyone is included.

You have unique the opportunity to include Scott Shoesmith with Elizabeth at your next event. Her husband, Scott, who is profoundly Deaf, is available to co-present. Watching them together on stage together is a memorable experience and you are guaranteed an even more inclusive, emotive and captivating event.