I'm Liz Funk. I'm a New York-based writer, speaker, and marketing-operations strategist.
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.
I've worked as a contractor/ on a project basis for a number of startups, in marketing, sales, business development, talent acquisition, human resources, people operations, and strategic partnerships.
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.