Elise Foster

Elise is a practitioner and international speaker with more than 15 years of education and organizational development experience. As a former engineer, she brings her systems engineering mindset to bear as she invites leaders to bring out the best in everyone around them. Her work has spanned multiple industries including bio-tech, energy, and higher education and represents a diverse client base including AT&T, Macy’s, University of Cincinnati, Masonite International, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Cummins, Inc., Arizona State University, Harvard university and Indiana University.

She is the co-author of The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools and a leadership coach who enables leaders to unlock their potential and achieve even greater success. She is known for designing and delivering engaging and impactful workshops and keynotes for both education and business leaders.

She currently serves on the board of the Growth Edge Network and is the co-chair of the Cincinnati Harvard Club Schools Committee, as well a volunteer with her daughter’s Girl Scout troop. She has also served on the advisory board for the Virginia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (VT CEED), and the Lilly Endowment Scholarship Selection Committee for Bartholomew County.

She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Education from Harvard University. In 2013 she qualified and ran the Boston Marathon.