Meet Elizabeth Craig

CEO, ELC Global LLC Career Services

Assisting individuals and organizations in reaching their highest levels of success.

Master Career and Job Search Strategist

Award-winning Speaker, Author, Consultant

Fewer than one hundred career professionals in the U.S. hold the prestigious international designation of Master Career Specialist (MCS), and Elizabeth Craig is one of them. Trained by and affiliated with the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing and Richard Lieder of the Inventure Group, Elizabeth Craig is an award-winning facilitator of the Working On PurposeTM Workshops.

She’s written numerous articles, curriculum, and books, including Don’t Slurp Your Soup, a book on business etiquette that won a national Midwest Book Award as “Best Business Book.”

In more than 25 years of career counseling, Elizabeth Craig has worked with individuals at all stages of career growth and development, in all phases of job searches and strategies. From high school and college students searching for career direction to senior citizens re-entering the workforce, from artists looking for a new path to CEOs seeking a career boost, Elizabeth’s clients have all benefited from her strategies, focus, and resources.

She offers workshops on career development, career planning, career choices, career tests, career assessments, and more. She provides one-on-one career counseling for individuals, from career transition assistance to job search strategies for clients all across the United States.

Face-to-face career counseling consultations are available for clients in the Minneapolis, Minnesota and Palm Beach, Florida areas.

She and her husband Jim divide their time between Minneapolis, Minnesota and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Code of Ethics

Elizabeth Craig follows the highest ethical standards set forth by the National Career Development Association and the Career Thought Leaders, Career Directors International and ICF – International Coach Federation. Highlights of these codes of ethics include: strict adherence to client confidentiality; full disclosure of all fees before services are rendered; and a commitment to professionalism and continuing education. In addition, Elizabeth prides herself on open and honest communication, as well as prompt responses to e-mails and phone calls.


Master of Business Administration (MBA), emphasis in Marketing
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Education and Human Development with Distinction
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota


National Career Development Association (NCDA) eLearning Specialty Instructor

Purpose Project Guild Coach
Specialty in coaching people entering into or moving through the second half of their lives. Trained to coach by the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing and Richard Leider of the Inventure Group.

Working on Purpose™ Workshop Facilitator
Charter Member, University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality & Healing Purpose Project Facilitator’s Guild

Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor (GCDFI)
Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE) and National Career Development Association (NCDA)

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE) and National Career Development Association (NCDA)

LifeKeys™ Trained Facilitator
Skills and abilities identification seminar that assists individuals in discovering who they are, why they’re here, and what they do best.

Awards and Recognition

Master Career Specialist (MCS)
Fewer than 100 career professionals hold this prestigious international honors designation from the National Career Development Association for providing specialized career development services.

Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA) Lifetime Achievement Award – The Jules Kerlan Outstanding Achievement Award for significant contributions to the field of career counseling.

Who’s Who in Professional and Executive Women

Who’s Who in the Midwest

Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce Athena Award Finalist for excellence in business, profession, and community service

Outstanding Achievement Award for Innovative Achievement in Business Communication Finalist, University of St. Thomas Alumni Award

Former professional associations Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Published Works

Don’t Slurp Your Soup – A Basic Guide To Business Etiquette
National Award-winning Midwest Book Award “Best Business Book”
Midwest Publishers Association

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF)
Assignment Packet and Class Handouts
Hidden Job Market Job Search Skills
Network Map
Tips for Successful Networking
Career Research for Your Ideal Job
Interview Preparation
Frequently Asked Interview Questions
Questions to Ask the Employer
Twelve Knock-out Factors
Thank you Letters
Normandale Community College
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Careers, 570-page textbook, teacher edition, student workbook
Senior author
EMC Publishing
St. Paul, Minnesota


National Career Development Association (NCDA)

Minnesota Career Development Association (MCDA)

Career Management Alliance
A Division of Kennedy Information, Inc.

Minnesota Coaches Association (MCA)

University of St. Thomas Master of Business Administration (MBA) Alumni
May 2009 will be initiated as an Honorary Member, Delta Sigma Pi (Business Fraternity)

Eden Prairie Women’s Network
Founding President, continues as an integral part of the suburban Minneapolis Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Phi Upsilon Omicron, Lifetime Member
Professional and Honorary Service Organization, Alpha Chapter, University of Minnesota, Past Active Chapter President, National District Councilor – installed new Chapter at North Dakota State University (NDSU)

University of Minnesota Alumni Association Lifetime Member
Past-President of Constituent Alumni Society and awarded Outstanding Service Recognition


AAA – American Automobile Association
Travel, automotive services, insurance, and more

Benfield/Aon Benfield
Worldwide premier reinsurance intermediary and capital advisory company

Galleria Merchants
Galleria, Edina, Minnesota

Gavidae Commons
Minneapolis, Minnesota

St. Paul Companies
St. Paul, Minnesota

St. Paul, Minnesota
World leader in premium commercial cleaning and sanitizing. Offices in more than 160 countries, has grown to $5 billion in global sales

Professional Sales Association
Twin Cities, Minnesota

Sales and Marketing Executives of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

College of Advanced Education
Perth, Western Australia

University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
Invited Executives Program

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota and St. Paul, Minnesota

University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Executive Education and Professional Development course presenter

Palm Beach Atlantic College
West Palm Beach, Florida
Visiting Executive Presenter, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
A comprehensive Christian university with a core emphasis in the liberal arts

Minnesota Career Development Association
St. Paul, Minnesota

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Represents teachers, educators, cooperatives, business, designers and nutritionists.

Normandale Community College
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Alpha Gamma Rho (Natural Resources and Agriculture Fraternity)
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota

Delta Sigma Pi (Business Fraternity)
University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, Minnesota

Eden Prairie, Minnesota


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Here's what Elizabeth's happy clients have to say...

Jorge, Business Development Leader
Elizabeth gave me great support during a difficult time in my career. Elizabeth helped me understand my professional strengths and interests, and to create a plan to move forward in the right direction.  I strongly recommend Elizabeth to any one looking for a definition or a review of the career strategy.

Betsy, Manager/Administrator

I really appreciate Elizabeth's thoughtful feedback and suggestions as I shift careers.  She has re-energized me with her ready support and injection enthusiasm.

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