Liz Halton

Liz Halton

Principal Consultant

Attentive. Perceptive. Creative. Curious.

“I listen and creatively design programs for my clients to become more self-aware – to see when they are getting in their own way and how to self-correct.”

ABOUT LIZ

Liz is committed to helping people be more fulfilled by their work, and by extension, their lives. She teaches clients how to listen and communicate more effectively, increasing their self-awareness so they can become better leaders.

By carefully and actively listening to her clients, Liz develops individualized programs that help them see their role in situations and learn how to approach those situations more mindfully. As new behaviors become integrated, clients can self-correct and more creatively solve the challenges they face.

Liz enjoys questioning why we do things in a certain way, and then develops new processes to address the constant changes happening in life today. Some of her most creative thinking happens not in her office, but on the back of a motorcycle, and when the road trip is from San Francisco to Guatemala, a lot of creativity can emerge.

Before joining Cameron MacAllister Group, Liz spent more than 20 years with a San Francisco-based structural engineering firm as Principal and Chief Financial Officer. She also served as Treasurer on the Professional Services Management Association board, a national not-for-profit organization serving the design industry. She is Past President of the Association of AE Business Leaders, an unbiased not-for-profit member-supported organization for professions that work with natural and built environments.

Liz has lectured at UC Berkeley on financial management for design practices and on communication at workshops offered by The Association of A/E Business Leaders (AEBL), The Structural Engineering Association of Northern California (SEAONC) Commercial Women on Real Estate (CREW), America Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and the annual conference of A/E Advisors, plus many private architecture and engineering companies in the San Franciso Bay Area, Los Angeles, Portland, New Orleans, and New York City.

In addition to her financial expertise, Liz is also a Certified Professional Coach with New Ventures West and is an accredited Enneagram facilitator with IE9. Liz consults with A/E firms regarding communication and leadership development. She also works one-on-one with individuals seeking to improve effectiveness in their professional roles and with teams seeking to improve how they communicate, collaborate, and build deeper trust.


PUBLISHED WORK

EXPERTISE

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNANCE

  • Strategic Planning
  • Operations and Financial Management
  • Meeting and Retreat Facilitation
  • Project Team Performance

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Leadership Training
  • Coaching and Mentoring

PEOPLE

  • Communication Workshops
  • Team Building and Alignment

JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

  • Mentorship and Coaching