Elizabeth Kemler’s Bio

Elizabeth Kemler rev2Elizabeth Kemler, a seasoned educator, curriculum designer, and musician, is committed to helping people thrive, using a complementary suite of educational, social-emotional, and arts-based tools. Since 2000, Elizabeth has worked as an instructional designer and facilitator for the CONNECT communications program at the Cooper Union School of Engineering; MaxKnowledge, the leading employee training company for the career college sector, as well as top post-secondary schools, where she continues to develop and facilitate professional development and student success programs. In 2001 she began working as the in-house presentation skills consultant and trainer for Information Builders, Inc., one of the country’s largest privately held software companies, where she developed innovative presentation workshops for Sales Staff and Engineers. Today, Elizabeth focuses on her mental wellness platform Mindfulness for a Messy Life, where she offers innovative programming as well as free tools & resources.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College, a Masters in Education from Pace University, certifications as a Higher Education Professional (CHEP) and an EQ Educator, and continues to broaden and hone her skills through professional development programs at organizations like the Prison Mindfulness Project and Mindful Schools. Elizabeth has an extensive background in communications and performance, founding both theater companies and comedy groups in NYC, producing shows for public radio, and writing for educational and cultural organizations. She has founded and worked with a wide range of non-profit organizations, including Ecomix, Sing for Hope, Storahtelling, Cherub Improv, Community Access to the Arts, Earth Celebrations, Youthbuild, AMIKids, and most recently 13 Hands Equine Rescue.

Elizabeth recently joined the organization Hope Sings as the Director of Local Programming, where she and founder Beth Blatt work in partnership with nonprofit organizations to produce musical the musical benefit series Songs for a Cause, as well as recordings that raise awareness of critical social issues facing women and children both locally and around the world. In February, Elizabeth released her first album, The Weight of Mortal Skin, which you can listen to, and learn more about here and find on iTunes.

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“Elizabeth Kemler is a passionate and talented educator, curriculum developer and author. She is always a pleasure to work with. Her collaborative, detail-oriented and responsive interactions ensure timely delivery of project milestones and successful implementation of newly created curriculum materials.”

Amanda Lynne Smith Dean of Curriculum at Ultimate Medical Academy

“Key to her success in the communication field is the fact that Elizabeth is a superb communicator in her own right. Our students consistently reported that she provides a clear sense of both how skills can be improved and why they are important in both school and work. She has always worked well with faculty and brings passion and idealism to everything she does.”

John Osburn Associate Director of CONNECT at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

“Working with Elizabeth has always been inspiring. The most enduring quality I have come to appreciate about her is her resiliency – a determination and willingness to return to the project, curriculum, or situation in order to more fully manifest the intentions and goals originally articulated. At the same time, she is capable of adapting, re-evaluating, and transforming a set of intentions to more fully meet the needs of those being served.”

Eliza Ladd Theater Professor & TBLS Trainer

“I saw a dramatic improvement in the quality of both my presentation skills and content in a remarkably short period of time. I cannot recommend Elizabeth highly enough.”

Thomas Zweifel CEO, Swiss Consulting Group & Professor, Columbia University

“I’d recommend Elizabeth to any company looking to improve the performance of their staff when it counts most – first impressions in front of customers, potential customers or investors!”

Todd Wiseman Senior Director of Sales & Business Development, KAYGEN