Elizabeth Craig
Master Career and Job Search Strategist
Award-winning Speaker, Author, Consultant
Assisting individuals and organizations in reaching their highest levels of success!

Elizabeth L. Craig, Award-Winning Speaker and Facilitator

Elizabeth Craig, who has spent more than 25 years in the career counseling field, is a dynamic, engaging, and personable speaker, workshop presenter and facilitator.

If you’d like Elizabeth to speak to your business or organization, please contact her at elizabeth@elcglobal.com.

Elizabeth Craig provides career counseling consultations for clients in the Minneapolis, Minnesota and Palm Beach, Florida areas both face-to-face and via telephone. She also offers career counseling, job search strategies, career planning, and online career tests and assessments via e-mail for clients all across the globe.

October 2017 Events
  • Master Class Session: A Campaign Strategy for Your Career
    Thursday, October 5, 2017
    11:00 a.m. – Noon, Grand Hotel Minneapolis in Downtown Minneapolis, MN

    Executive Leadership Support Forum: Twin Cities featured speaker. As an ELS Forum Thought Leader, Expert Trainer and Advisor Elizabeth Craig is energized to lead this interactive session.

    A job description hardly reflects the ever-increasing responsibilities of an executive assistant. Whether searching for a new opportunity, preparing for an annual review, or priming for an interview, having a clear career strategy in place is a vital first step. By documenting significant projects and accomplishments, EAs are better prepared to negotiate desired salaries, benefits, and title changes. During this master class, attendees will gain best practices surrounding resume development and tips for developing a standout LinkedIn profile with the goal of taking the first step in establishing a campaign strategy for their career.

January 2016 Events
  • Top Skills for Interview Preparation, Follow-Through and Follow-up
    Thursday, January 21, 2016
    Noon Central, 1:00 pm Eastern


    Job Seekers and Career Changers Invited! Thrilled to speak on “Top Skills for Interview Preparation, Follow-Through and Follow-up” for the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Complimentary Webinar Thursday, January 21, 2016. Noon Central, 1:00 pm Eastern. Click here to sign up.

October 2015 Events
  • Proactive 5-Step Process to Make a Significant Career Transition
    Monday, October 12


    Monday, October 12
    5:30 p.m. Check-in
    6:00-7:00 p.m. Presentation / Q &A
    3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management

    Cost: FREE

    Click here to register in advance.
    Walk-up registration is welcome.

    Go for it! Come learn your V+S+P to help yourself create a more meaningful future:

    • Energize your capabilities to see possibilities and start thinking about next steps
    • Leverage your accomplishments on paper and in interviews
    • Connect with fulfilling new opportunities in a meaningful, engaged and rewarding work life or career.

    It can be easier than you think! Elizabeth will involve you in your own 5-Step Process for personalized career transition. You will be amazed at what you will learn including your unique V+S+P motivations that brought you to where you are now and will lead you to your future. Plus, you will identify your areas of success to move towards your goals. Results will expand possibilities and ideas for some and narrow down what’s possible for others.

    Elizabeth Craig is an Internationally Certified Career and Job Transition Strategist, award-winning speaker, author, coach and consultant. As CEO of ELC Global LLCshe assists job seekers, college graduates, mid-career professionals and those 50+. Elizabeth has over twenty-five years career planning expertise in choice and direction and effective job search techniques helping clients find meaningful and rewarding work.

    Visit Elizabeth Craig on LinkedIn

    U of M alumnus Elizabeth Craig received her Bachelor of Science with Distinction from the now College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) with masters coursework in Educational and Organizational Leadership and more recently Executive Education: Leadership Coaching from the Carlson School of Management. Her MBA with an emphasis in Marketing is from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. She is an enthusiastic life member of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. She received the Minnesota Alumni Association Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service as president of a constituent CEHD alumni society. Elizabeth holds numerous professional certifications and awards including the Jules Kerlan Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota Career Development Association and the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award from the National Career Development Association.

October 2014 Events
  • Professional Development Institute
    Thursday, October 2, and Friday, October 3, 2014


    Are you launching or needing to strengthen a private practice or consulting business? Join Elizabeth Craig plus 5 colleagues for an energizing content filled and action oriented Professional Development Institute (PDI) #1

    Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8AM – NOON
    at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel in Bloomington, MN

    Learn more at: http://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/cpinstitute

    8:00 am – 12:00 pm PDI #1: Private Practice and Career Consulting 101
    Elizabeth-Craig-PortraitFor anyone interested in getting help and support in launching or strengthening a private practice. This workshop will provide practical information you can immediately use, your personalized action plan and inspiration. Instructors are an experienced group of private practice coaches and counselors. Topics will include developing a clear vision, developing your niche, tips for running your business, multiple streams of income, marketing, networking, online branding and best business practices for successful results.

    Register NOW or no later than September 15th for best value… 25% savings! Includes 4 Continuing Education Units

    Elizabeth Craig is the Volunteer Coordinator of the 2014 Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA) Fall Event and the National Career Development Association (NCDA) – Career Practitioner Institute on Friday, October 3, 2014 http://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/cpinstitute

    Elizabeth Craig, ELC Global, LLC is also a Series III Featured Speaker from 1:30 – 2:30 PM

    #9 Quarter Century of Best Practices to Effectively Develop and Promote your Career Coaching and Consulting Business with Elizabeth Craig, MBAMCDP, GCDF®I, BCC

    Learn ten (10) leading edge techniques and begin developing your own (or your clients) winning strategy right now! Do you wish that someone would share their proven tips and techniques for a thriving career coaching and consulting business and hand them over to you? Elizabeth will share lessons learned from over 25-years of her successful career development practice. She will condense her most effective strategies taking you from self-reflection to action. In this interactive workshop you will take away techniques you can immediately implement.

    Learn more and Register no later than September 15th for best value and 25% savings.

October 2010 Events
  • Living & Working on Purpose
    Saturday, October 2, 2010
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Eden Prairie Education Center, Eden Prairie, MN
    (See flyer for Saturday, May 1, 2010. Register online at www.epcommunityed.org)

  • Annual Purpose Check-In
    Thursday, October 7, 2010
    6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Location: Eden Prairie Education Center, Eden Prairie, MN

  • Career Fitness — 10 Minutes A Day
    Saturday, October 9, 2010
    9:00 a.m. – Noon

    Location: Eden Prairie Education Center, Eden Prairie, MN

June – July 2010 Events

    National Career Development Association 2010 National Conference
    A Bridge to a Brighter Future! Inspiring Careers — Empowering Lives!
    ~Chosen from over 300 proposals to present two keynotes!
    Location: Hyatt Regency (Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA

    Facilitating Across the Generations
    With multiple generations learning and working together, how can we ensure we are meeting all their learning needs? Gain new perspectives on the contributions each generation may bring to teamwork and practical techniques that work across all generations. In this highly interactive session, discover 11 strategies and practical techniques for facilitating that spans time, preferences, and experience.
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010
    2:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.


    Living and Working on Purpose
    Do you ask yourself questions like: What’s next? or Where do I go from here? We’ll overview interactive exercises that provide clarity around your personal life purpose and direction utilizing the newest practical knowledge and takeaways. Discover how to make positive life and work choices to live your version of the Good Life.
    Thursday, July 1, 2010
    10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

May 2010 Events
  • Thought Leader Interview
    Career Fitness — How to Survive and Prosper in
    Today’s Workplace Blog Talk Radio
    Thursday, May 20, 2010
    10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CDT


    Listen to internet radio with 30 Min Business Dig on Blog Talk Radio

    Career Fitness — 10 Minutes A Day
    Look Who’s Talking! 2010 Spring Speaker Series, Edina, MN
    Monday, May 3, 2010
    7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Location: Edina Community Center, Edina, MN

    “Thank you Elizabeth – Great turn-out! Great evening! I am so pleased with the group of energetic adults that attended the “Look Who’s Talking” event last night! You gave a terrific presentation and I especially enjoyed the way that you engaged the audience in your presentation.
    Love your “risk = reward” concept – and the audience did too!
    Thanks again for being part of our community speaker series!”
    ~Marsha Buchok, Director
    Center for Adult Education, Edina Public Schools, Edina, MN


    Living & Working on Purpose
    Saturday, May 1, 2010
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Location: Eden Prairie Education Center, Eden Prairie, MN
    (Click to more information and registration at www.epcommunityed.org)

Previous 2010 Presentations
  • March 2010 Events


    Lifestyles for a Healthy Brain
    Saturday, March 13, 2010
    Noon – 1:00 p.m.

    Location: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), Garcilaso de la Vega Chapter, Palm Beach, FL

Previous 2009 Events

    Living & Working on Purpose
    Saturday, November 7, 2009
    8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: Eden Prairie Central Middle Schools Lounge, Eden Prairie, MN

    Click here to download the brochure.
    Please register 24-hour online with your VISA, MasterCard or Discover card at: www.epcommunityed.org Course #: 4050-01, Living & Working on Purpose Fee: $99 Limit: 20. 4 Easy Ways to Register: 24-hour online, mail, 24-hour fax or in person.

    Discounts available: If you are a UCare member, please include your UCareID number when you register and save $15. Fee assistance is available for Eden Prairie residents, and those managing through a job transition who qualify. Call: 952-975-6940 to speak with a staff person.

    Directions to Workshop location: www.epcommunityed.org and click on the link to Facilities. Elizabeth looks forward to seeing you in this new class!

  • October 2009 Events


    Spa Night of Your Dreams Women’s Conference
    Friday evening, October 2, 2009
    5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Location: Wayzata Community Church

    www.wayzatacommunitychurch.org and click on the Directions/Map link.
    Click here to download the brochure.
    To Register:
    Please download the attached registration form, fill it out, and mail it with the $20 per person payment to:
    Wayzata Community Church
    125 Wayzata Boulevard East
    Wayzata, MN 55391

    Elizabeth Craig, President of ELC Global, LLC is providing the Closing Keynote:
    “Taking Your Dreams to Life and Work” + two (2) Breakout Sessions!
    Enjoy an evening of inspiring women leaders, music, appetizers & dessert, all providing personal growth and meaningful renewal!

    A collaborative venture sponsored by Wayzata Community Church, The Marsh—A Center for Balance and Fitness, and the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing

    Spa Night Breakout Session #1
    6:40 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    “Future Focused Collage”
    Elizabeth Craig, President of ELC Global, LLC
    Yes! This is for you! You get to create a collage of the future you desire!
    Energize, leverage, connect (www.elcglobal.com) with yourself and choose What’s Next!

    Spa Night Breakout Session #1
    7:40 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    “Your Personal Career Fitness System”
    Elizabeth Craig, Career Fitness Professional (CFP), President of ELC Global, LLC
    Do you have a personal fitness trainer? Then you know how that helps you set a plan to build a healthy body. In the same way, there are good ways to take your aspirations, dreams and hopes… and build those into a beautiful career. Keep your career fit, growing stronger and changing by learning the steps it takes to be your own personal career fitness trainer.

    Spa Night Keynote Presentation and Dessert
    8:40-9:30 p.m.
    “Taking Your Dreams to Life and Work”

    Elizabeth Craig, MBA, MCDP
    University of MN Center for Spirituality & Healing
    Elizabeth Craig is president of ELC Global LLC, a career services and consulting firm near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Craig has a global practice providing keynote presentations, workshops and private consultations having served thousands of individuals in leading organizations. She has been an invited speaker to visiting executive programs at various universities including the College of Advanced Education in Perth, Western Australia; the MBA program at Palm Beach Atlantic College, the University of St. Thomas, and the University of Minnesota. Craig is the author of a variety of participant centered, self-help, personal development and career-related books.

  • Purpose Check-In: Discovering What Matters
    Business and career workshop, Library Foundation of Carver County
    Saturday, September 19, 2009
    9:00 a.m. – Noon
    Chanhassen, Minnesota
    Cost: TBA
    To register and for more information: E-mail: Leanne at lbrown@co.carver.mn.us
    Please register by: Wednesday, September 2, 2009. Walk-ins are Welcome.

    This workshop brings together those who have taken the Working on Purpose workshop. You’ll gain new knowledge and the most up-to-date research on discovering what matters, checking in with yourself, and learning from others.

  • Working on Purpose™
    (Discovering What Matters in the Second Half of Life)

    Business and career workshop, Eden Prairie Community Education
    Friday, May 1, 2009
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota
    Cost: $149.00
    8 Social Work & other CEUs pending
    To register: Online at www.epcommunityed.org #4012-02
    What gets you up in the morning? Using a coaching model, you’ll clarify what really matters for your second half of life. The Working on Purpose workshop combines presentation, discussion, self-inventories, work in small groups, and goal setting. You’ll walk away from the workshop with a purpose, declaration, and the next steps you can take to make the second half of your life the best half.

    For more information click on printable brochure.



    Discovering What Matters to Individuals Age 45+
    Elizabeth Craig interviews Richard Leider
    Careerwell Interview
    Click here to access the audio interview
    Thursday, April 9, 2009
    Noon – 1:00p.m. CT, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST
    Interview questions and content are based on the recently released MetLife Mature Market Institute, Discover What Matters Study and Workbook.

    For more information click on flyer.

    Click here to read and/or print MetLife Mature Market Institute Discover What Matters Study

    Click here for the accompanying MetLife Mature Market Institute Discover What Matters Workbook



    Lifestyles for a Healthy Brain
    Keynote presentation
    3rd Annual Edina Senior Exposition
    Thursday, April 28, 2009
    8:00 a.m. – Noon
    Edina, Minnesota
    Learn the six key brain health factors to enhance your brain health and build cognitive functioning. This presentation includes the latest leading research, which proves that the brain can regenerate. Decline is out! You can reverse the presumed downward decline through everyday lifestyle choices. One small, positive choice each day can lead to a long, vital life.