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Liza Jager Joins RHR International in Chicago

August 7, 2019—LIza Jager has joined RHR International as a partner based in Chicago. RHR International is the premier firm in the development of top management leadership of Global 1000 companies.

Liza delivers transformation and innovation and is an expert in global leadership development and in learning and organizational change. Liza is a dynamic, trusted advisor who counsels CEOs, senior leaders, teams, and organizations navigating through change and complexity. She partners closely with her clients to design innovative solutions, bridge gaps, and maximize strategy and impact. Her work focuses on accelerating learning and performance and driving behavioral change through assessment, advising, coaching, and facilitation.

She is multilingual and contributes a diversity of global perspectives to augment business value and impact. She also facilitates team effectiveness sessions and works closely with board members to drive strategic alignment. She has experience across several industries including healthcare, technology, energy, financial services, manufacturing, and real estate. She has worked with multinationals, startups, nonprofits, and public organizations.

Examples of Liza’s recent work include:

  • Designing a team coaching program to develop change agility capability among leaders for a Fortune 500 organization
  • Helping a Big 10 university to design and launch an executive education coaching certification program
  • Facilitating strategic alignment among the board of directors of a medium-sized startup company utilizing design thinking

"Liza brings a wealth of coaching experience and a broad global perspective to her work. She is an innovative consultant who is constantly thinking about how to improve client impact," said Dr. Vanessa Ruda, the senior partner responsible for RHR’s U.S. Central Region. "We are so happy to have her as part of our team."

Before joining RHR, Liza led her own coaching and consulting practice where she provided executive coaching and advising to a variety of companies ranging from startups to large corporations. She is an experienced human capital practitioner and prior to owning her own practice she worked as an internal coach and consultant within a variety of organizations. She has also served as a guest instructor in the Executive Learning and Organization Certificate Program at Northwestern University.

Liza received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Federal University of Ouro Preto in Ouro Preto, Brazil, and her master’s degree in learning and organizational change and a master level organizational leadership and coaching certificate from Northwestern University.

Liza is a member of the Association for Talent Development, the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching, Human Capital Institute, and International Coach Federation. Liza is the co-founder and president of Vision Parents Empowered of Chicagoland (VPEC), a nonprofit organization focused on providing parent support and opportunities to children who are blind or visually impaired. She is also a board member at International Capoeira Angola Foundation of Chicago (ICAF), a nonprofit organization focused on promoting and preserving the art and culture of Capoeira Angola in Chicago and throughout the world.


RHR International LLP is an independent global leadership consulting firm whose mission is to unlock potential in leaders. Through its behavioral lens, RHR has worked side by side with CEOs, board directors, and senior executives for more than 70 years, helping them acquire the knowledge, wisdom, and skills necessary to achieve business results.

RHR’s practical solutions, guided by in-depth analytics, lead to business outcomes that further clients’ success. RHR offers Executive Bench®: Talent Pipeline suite of services, Board & CEO Services, Senior Team Effectiveness, Leading Transformational Change, Executive Development, and Executive Assessment across industry sectors. For more information, visit rhrinternational.com.

Monika Desai