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Elaine Kiziah, Ph.D.

Elaine Kiziah, Ph.D.The founder of See Change Studio and our Principal Consultant, Elaine has nearly 20 years of experience helping organizations become more effective. As a consultant, her work has included:

  • Designing and implementing initiatives to improve team performance, employee engagement, and organizational culture
  • Coaching and training leaders and team members to help them transform their performance
  • Developing and overseeing comprehensive leadership development curricula
  • Facilitating large-scale strategic planning initiatives
  • Enhancing in-house professional development programs through needs assessments, program evaluation, train-the-trainer services, and other consulting activities

Before launching See Change Studio, Elaine worked as a consultant and program manager at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Workplace Initiatives Program and the Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, with a special focus on leadership development and the application of 360-degree feedback. She also held previous roles in teaching, counseling, corporate communications, fund development, and arts administration.

Elaine earned her doctorate in counseling psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, with a concentration in adult development and the work role. Her training there encompassed research, assessment, and consultation, as well as individual and group counseling and coaching.

Before coming to Richmond, Elaine completed post-baccalaureate studies in social psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, including conducting research with a top expert in the field of group dynamics and completing an internship in organizational development at Pitt’s Department of Human Resources. Elaine’s undergraduate degree is from Hood College, a then women’s college in Frederick, MD.

A Licensed Applied Psychologist, Elaine has authored assessment tools and conducted research on job satisfaction, career development, and well-being. She is an award-winning trainer and gifted facilitator with a warm, engaging style.

Outside of work, Elaine is active in her community and Unitarian Universalist church. She facilitates a monthly journaling group for The Chrysalis Institute, coaches speakers for TEDxRVA, serves as an advisor for Nonprofit Learning Point, and performs music around Richmond in a wide range of styles as a pianist, vocalist, harpsichordist (with Jefferson Baroque), and amateur accordion player.