Liz Erban


Liz is a consultant with a background in project management, communications, client relations, and marketing. 

Beginning in her undergraduate college career, she opened and led a thriving photography studio based in Southern California. Liz’s experiences from her studies and entrepreneurial journey equipped her with invaluable skills that enable her to be adaptable, collaborative, and quick-on-her-feet in the consulting environment.

She enjoys getting to engage with a wide variety of people and businesses in her role here at Blue Beyond, and she is most often complimented on her attention to detail, proactive working style, and positive attitude.

Liz holds a B.S. in Marketing and Advertising from Grand Canyon University. 

What skills and expertise do you bring to the team?

I’m a great problem solver because I’m a great listener. I love listening to people’s (often jumbled) thoughts regarding a problem or issue they are facing, finding the root of the issue, and then working together to create a game plan of practical solutions. I take pride in my compassionate communication skills. In our busy world, I think that intentionality, understanding, and a kind email response all go a long way.

What do you find most rewarding about your work?

Setting people up for success. Whether that means taking on a project for a team member, proofreading an email, or troubleshooting a difficult situation — I love when I can contribute to another person’s “win”.

What is your favorite time of the year? Why?

Well, my first inclination is to say Fall. But, I live in Southern California, so we don’t typically experience Fall until around mid-December. So, my answer: California winter. I love getting to cozy up on the couch with a warm cup of tea, a slice of homemade pie, and a Wes Anderson film in the background. It’s pretty #basic, but I’m okay with that.

What do you think makes an effective team?

Intentionality: We can’t create effective teams if we are only ever considering our own thoughts, feelings, opinions, and schedules. Think of other people as often as you think of yourself, and you’ll experience a lot less conflict.

Connection: Taking time to connect with teammates outside of the obligatory Zoom meetings re: tasks, projects, etc. is so important. We aren’t just co-workers or teammates; we’re also fellow human beings with hobbies, loved ones, and personal lives. It’s crucial to get to know who people are outside of who they are at work — even if it’s just asking, “What’s bringing you joy today?”.

Purpose: When teams are working with a common purpose in mind, they’re unstoppable forces.

Do you have a favorite question?

“What would you do if you knew you absolutely could not fail?”

Name a peak experience in your life. What happened?

I always think back to this one day the summer between high school and college. My extended family (all 10 of us) took a trip to Europe, and we spent one of the days in Capri, Italy. We chartered a traditional Gozzo boat that took us all the way around the island. The water was bluer than I’d ever seen before, and we spent the afternoon swimming and eating fresh margherita pizzas. It was truly one of the best days of my entire life.

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