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Elizabeth Howard Drobny, Ph.D.



As a partner at Executive Leadership Partners, Lizzie’s focus is on Strategy and Continuous Improvement of the firm and its full portfolio of products and services. With over a decade of consulting experience and a background in industrial and organizational psychology, she is known for her ability to develop smart, practical solutions to complex problems and identify the most impactful opportunities to drive internal improvements that create new value for clients.

Prior to this role, Lizzie spent over ten years in client-facing consulting roles, including several years working directly with ELP clients. Her areas of focus have included leadership assessment and development, team assessment and development, change management, training and communications. Her consulting experience spans several industries including manufacturing, financial services, utilities, health care, pharmaceuticals, food services, hospitality and retail.

In her consulting career, Lizzie has skillfully designed and implemented numerous leadership assessment and development programs to realize organizational goals, coached senior executives to accelerate their own performance and more effectively develop their teams, designed assessments and leveraged data to pinpoint the most important issues her clients are facing, and delivered change management and training solutions that enabled significant organizational transformation. She now brings this expertise to her Strategy and Continuous Improvement role with ELP, applying the deep insights gained from these experiences to optimize the work we deliver and the experience we create for our clients.

Lizzie received both her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), and her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has served as a member of the adjunct faculty at multiple Chicago universities, including Roosevelt University, IIT and DePaul, and is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

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