Dr. Lize A.E. Booysen is an internationally recognized scholar-practitioner in the field of leadership, culture and diversity. With 38 years of experience in leadership and research and a 31-year long career in higher education Lize has served thousands of leaders in educational institutions, corporate organizations, government agencies, and nonprofits in her capacity as educator, facilitator, consultant, trainer or coach. Lize is full professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior and core faculty in the Graduate School of Leadership and Change, Antioch University, adjunct faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) doing executive coaching and research, Professor Extraordinaire at University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa, and International visiting Faculty at IEDC-Bled School of Management on their DBA program. Lize is an inaugural distinguished fellow of the International Leadership Association (ILA), and past Chair of the Business Leadership Member interest group of the ILA. Prior to relocating to the USA end of 2008, Lize was full professor at the Graduate School of Business Leadership (SBL), University of South Africa and served in many leadership positions, notably as the Academic Director, and Research Manager during her tenure.
Lize holds a Doctorate in Business Leadership (UNISA, â€˜99), and Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology (Univ of Johannesburg, â€˜88), Research Psychology, and Criminology (Univ of Pretoria, â€˜88) all with distinction. Lize is registered as a Clinical and a Research Psychologist and authored or co-authored 26 peer reviewed articles in scholarly Journals, 25 Chapters in Leadership Books and 23 articles in popular leadership Journals. She also co-authored 9 Leadership Books, and or co-edited 6 Special Edition Journals, and presented more than 50 peer reviewed papers at international conferences. Lize is included as one of 50 role models for SA women in the book Inspirational Women @ Work, (2003), and received numerous awards for her work in transformative learning and scholarship.