Liz Brunner - CEO and Founder
Liz Brunner is the CEO and founder of Brunner Communications and best-selling author of Dare to Own You: Taking Your Authenticity and Dreams Into Your Next Chapter, recommended on Forbes. Leveraging more than 35 years of media and communications experience, expertise, and leadership, Brunner is sought by high-profile individuals and organizations to build meaningful reputations and powerful brand identities within their markets. She is also a frequent speaker at corporate conventions, including the Barron’s Women Summit, the CoreNet Global Summit, as well as numerous colleges and universities.
In February 2020, Liz launched her podcast, “Live Your Best Life with Liz Brunner,” where guests share their stories of re-creation, transformation and how they have created their “next chapters” inspiring others to live their best, most authentic lives as well. In 2022, Liz’s podcast won multiple awards for “Best Host” and “Best Lifestyle Podcast” by the Communicator Awards.
In 2020, Liz founded the Brunner Academy of online learning, providing access to high quality speaker training. Her flagship public speaking course, “How to be a Rock Star Public Speaker,” is receiving high praise: “Liz Brunner is one of the top professional speakers in the world… and one of the best teachers of speaking in the world.” – Brian Tracy, International Speaker, best-selling author and consultant
In 2023, Liz’s highly acclaimed book, Dare To Own You, placed in the Silver/ 2nd Place category for “self-help” of the annual Feathered Quill Book Awards and was also a Finalist in the category of “memoir/ biography.” It is available on Amazon and Audible and at Barnes & Noble.
Prior to launching Brunner Communications in 2013, Brunner served as a main news anchor and reporter at ABC-TV, WCVB NewsCenter 5 in Boston. During her tenure, Brunner co-anchored the #1 rated 6pm newscast and covered countless breaking news stories. She conducted exclusive one-on-one interviews with prominent figures ranging from professional athletes to global political leaders including President Barack Obama. Recognized as one of the nation’s most accomplished journalists, Brunner’s distinguished approach of educating and communicating information to viewers has yielded countless industry awards and earned her a devoted following.
Among Brunner’s industry recognitions are multiple New England Emmy Awards, two national Gracies from the Alliance for Women in Media, an Edward R. Murrow Award, an Associated Press Award, and a Communications Achievement Award from the American Women in Radio and Television.
Brunner has served on the Board of Directors for Make a Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She is a member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network Advisory Board, and was inducted into the 2017 class of the Boston YWCA’s Academy of Women Achievers. Speaking frequently at philanthropic events, Brunner’s engagement in the community has been instrumental to the success of deserving nonprofit organizations. In addition to keynote speaking engagements, Brunner continues to make TV and radio appearances as well.
A classically trained vocal performer and former high school music educator, Brunner holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music. Brunner has performed with the Boston Pops and at professional sporting events, among others.
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