Liz Nolley Tillman: Best Selling Author

Liz Nolley Tillman is a marketing communications professional who has spent over 25 years in Corporate America. Liz’s experience includes various leadership positions in marketing and communications with UBS Financial Services, Allstate Insurance Company, GfK Custom Research, and AIG as well as on the agency side as a public relations and integrated marketing consultant. As a corporate company spokesperson, she has been featured in a broad range of trade, business and consumer media including NJ101.5 radio, USA Today, Marketing News, Crain’s NY Business and others. Her writings have been featured on BlogHer, Work Awesome, Advice4Parenting and other popular blogs.

If you’re a high-achieving employee who often feels like the only reward for your great work is more work, her new book Great Work, Great Rewards: 7 Ways to Break the Performance Punishment Cycle is just for YOU!

What do you do best?

I'm a writer with a knack for finding connections between seemingly unrelated things. I use this superpower to help teach and inspire those around me to look at ordinary things in extraordinary ways in order to bring a greater sense of tolerance, unity and mutual understanding to the world.

What makes you the best?

Determination. Once I'm committed to something I hardly ever give up. I truly believe there's a way around every mountain and a path through every storm...the trick is just to find it!

What are your aspirations?

To live a purpose filled life in which I help others reach for an grab the brass rings in their lives.

Biggest Success?

That I continue to live a life that makes my parents proud.

Most Challenging Moment?  

Second only to making the decision that I didn't want to live my life without my husband in it, giving myself permission to write and publish my first book has been the scariest and most wonderful experience I've ever had.

Motto?

Work hard. Play hard. No regrets.

Favorite People/Role Models?

Prince, Ice Cube, Toni Morrison, my parents, my brother, Amy Porterfield, my husband and kids, my Sorority sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Favorite Places/Destinations?

My bed, Jamaica, St. Thomas, almost anywhere with a beach...and free Wi-Fi!

Favorite Products/Objects?

My iPad, my Mac Book and most recently my FitBit

Current Passions?

My new book, my sorority, laughing, traveling, vintage cartoons, all things spa