A former SBDC Director, Elizabeth Binning, Head of Training and Learning with GrowthWheel, advised entrepreneurs for 19 years. Elizabeth has many professional designations including Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional, Prosci Certified Change Manager, NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional, and InBIA Incubator Manager.
Today she trains business coaches and advisors from around the world and presents at various international conferences.
With a lifelong interest in how people and organizations change, Elizabeth earned her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and worked in various entrepreneurial support organizations. During the eight years she worked at Bradley University, Elizabeth worked with a number of business outreach centers including the Center for Executive and Professional Development, Leadership Development Center, and the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship. She then served as the Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Illinois State University for eleven years.
Elizabeth has served on many professional boards including as President of the Illinois Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth Association from 2009-2011. She served her community on various boards as well, including the Economic Development Council of Bloomington-Normal, Professional Women of McLean County, Bloomington-Normal YMCA, Lake Bloomington Association, Easter Seals' TimberPointe Charitable Foundation and McLean County Chamber of Commerce.
In September 2006, the Pantagraph newspaper named Elizabeth one of the "20 under 40" most influential community leaders in McLean County. In 2007 she was nominated for both the YWCA Women of Distinction and McLean County Chamber of Commerce Athena Award.
As the lead trainer in North America, Elizabeth creates content for monthly webinars, GrowthWheel’s online certification academy, and various conferences presentations.
When she isn’t traveling for work or to visit her daughter, Elizabeth enjoys singing and playing music with her husband, John.