Liza Wisner

Talent Development Manager at PowerUpWork.org

  • Workforce
  • Personal Development
  • Health & Fitness

Expert Credentials

I believe everyone needs a support system. That’s my role in our community. I do this by bringing people and technology together to help us succeed. At the age of 19, I moved to Corpus Christi, Texas from Nairobi, Kenya on a golf scholarship to pursue a career in Computer Science. I have turned my love of automation and humanity into a fulfilling life, winning multiple awards for community engagement and managing talent development initiatives around the world. I have worked with the executive leadership teams of various organizations to drive their growth and delivery of learning and development services. I lead the development and delivery of technical, industry professional, learning, and leadership development for over 4,000 individuals annually. I’ve been featured on NBC, The Apprentice, Al Jazeera, BBC, Black Enterprise, Caller-Times Newspaper, Hungry Kids, Kenya Golf Guide, KRIS Channel 3, Texas Business Women, Jamhuri Magazine, Nation Newspaper, The Standard, People, AOL Jobs, Reaching Neighbors, and many other publications. I graduated college with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi earning a Master’s Degree of Science in Educational Technology, along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and a minor in Management of Information Systems. In addition to many awards, I have won an entrepreneur of the year award and was named “Corpus Christi Under 40, Person of the Year”. When I am not tapping away at my computer, I enjoy playing golf and spending time at the beach with my husband Denis, my three sons – Zaleik, Zamar, Zakai – and my dog Ziggy. My StrengthsFinder: 1. Competition 2. Futuristic 3. Achiever 4. Adaptability 5. Command Contact Information: +1.361.239.8760 liza@powerup.org www.lizawisner.com

Background

Liza Wisner is an award-winning television personality serving her community as the manager of Human Capital Services at the City of Corpus Christi supporting the City's workforce development, homeless services, and housing initiatives. Liza has more than a decade of experience in the human capital optimization space working with organizations to help them actualize their potential so they can create jobs and support programs that make communities stronger. Professionally trained in computer science and educational technology, Liza has built an incredible career and has turned her love of automation into a fulfilling life, strategizing, and managing future skilling and automation initiatives. Liza is also the founder of social organizations, including the non-profit, ‘PowerUp.org’ whose mission is to bridge the digital divide and eliminate "Technology Poverty."

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