I'm Liz Funk. I'm a Philadelphia-based writer and speaker.
I write about entrepreneurship, startups, career topics, human resources, 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.
I speak at colleges about how high-achieving college students can learn to manage stress and optimize their mental energy.
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.
As a passion project, 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 have OCD, and to my great surprise, I've discovered that it's a strangely-wrapped gift: I leverage my OCD coping skills to be more present, productive, and compassionate.
I am the founder of an early-stage startup company, Mode Sanctuary. Mode Sanctuary raises money for early-stage women-run startup companies by selling previously-owned women's apparel.
I am also the owner of a closet organizing company, Outer Order Inner Peace Organizing. I help women curate and thoughtfully organize the clothes they do wear, and identify what they no longer wear/ want to part with. I manage donating or consigning the clothes for my clients.