I'm Liz Funk. I'm a New York-based writer and speaker.
I speak at colleges about OCD awareness and how everyone can benefit from learning OCD coping mechanisms.
I teach college students how to:
- observe their thoughts and realize that not everything they think is automatically true,
- dismiss worries about things that haven't happened (or may not happen at all), and
- conserve their mental energy for what's truly important.
I have spoken at nearly 100 colleges across the country, including Cornell University, Duke University, NYU, Boston University, Quinnipiac University, Rice University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Alabama, and Illinois State University.
I maintain a website about OCD awareness and how OCD coping tools empower everyone to have a better relationship with their minds, Befriend Your "Glowing" OCD Brain.
I write about entrepreneurship, startups, career topics, women's issues, and wellness. I have written for Fast Company, the Economist, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsday, Levo League, AOL.com, and Creator, the online magazine about entrepreneurship published by WeWork.
When I was in college, I wrote a book called "Supergirls Speak Out" (Simon and Schuster, 2009), about how young women in high school, college, and their twenties are more goal-driven than ever before.