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Elizabeth Goins PH.D.


Goins PH.D.

Executive Communications Director + Leadership Coach

Austin, TX




Elizabeth is passionate about business communication and devotes her life to teaching others. She loves helping global clients from diverse industries discover and build new speaking confidence to accomplish their goals and increase their influence. After obtaining her Ph.D. in Communication Studies, she started executive coaching and training and joined the McCombs School of Business faculty. Elizabeth has 3,000-plus hours of communication coaching, ten years of university teaching under her belt, and has facilitated 300+ group training sessions. Coaching both teams and individuals — from CEOs to engineers, founders, educators, and consultants — Elizabeth focuses on helping leaders engage their teams and lead with presence. Whether their focus is on virtual meetings; managing workplace conflict; or interviewing, networking, or presenting with confidence, Elizabeth works with executives from content creation to delivery to audience impact. She frequently collaborates with other well-known consulting and training firms, including Duarte and Udemy for Business. Elizabeth’s honest, approachable, engaging communication style and wealth of research-based knowledge and practical expertise earn her high praise from global corporations and teams, Fortune 100 companies, and high-level executives from around the world.

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Focus + Specialties

  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Coaching + Development
  • Communication Coaching + Consulting
  • Business Writing
  • Public Speaking + Influence
  • Navigating Conflict + Difficult Business Conversations
  • High Stakes Conversations
  • International Executives + Teams
  • Data Storytelling

Industry Experience

  • Education
  • Finance + Insurance
  • Marketing + Communications
  • Engineering, Manufacturing + R&D
  • Sales + Consulting
  • Education
  • Public Sector
  • Healthcare

Goins PH.D.

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Degrees + Certifications

BA, Communications and English // Wake Forest University

MA, Strategic Communications // George Mason University

Ph.D., Communication Studies // The University of Texas, Austin

Company Experience

Adobe, American Express, Concordia University Texas MBA Program, Credit Karma, Deloitte, Duarte Inc., Emerson, Ernst & Young, Facebook, Gilead Sciences, HBO, Intel, JLL, Microsoft, Novartis, Salesforce, Siemens, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Texas Hospital Association, Texas Municipal League, Twilio, UT Department of Computer & Electrical Engineering, UT McCombs School of Business, Department of Management, ZenDesk


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