Say hello to Liz Guthridge…not your parents’ parliamentarian

Liz GuthridgeHi.  I’m Liz Guthridge, a Professional Registered Parliamentarian, certified by the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP).

Life is too short to suffer through bad meetings, outdated rules and inconsistent policies and procedures.

These annoying diversions suck valuable time, energy and resources—especially when you’re pursuing a big, bold and brave agenda for your organization.

I provide a number of services and tools to help you solve your parliamentary procedure and related meeting challenges. My goal is to make the experience as easy, simple and effortless as possible. That way you can return your focus to your organization’s mission.

I’m a classically trained parliamentarian with a practical orientation. Over the years, I’ve worked with a range of organizations as well as served on boards and acted as a presiding officer.

When I was in high school,  I competed in state and national parliamentary procedure contests sponsored by FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). That’s when I joined NAP.

Today, I coach, consult and train in parliamentary procedure and organizational effectiveness in three sectors: non-profit, corporate and government. I also give back by judging California FBLA parliamentary procedure contests.

In my organizational effectiveness work, leaders hire me to help them accelerate the adoption of their strategies and build healthy workplace habits to improve their organization’s performance. So my perspective is broader than just meeting effectiveness and parliamentary procedure rules.

You can find out more about me in my bio as well as read my blog for my boutique firm, Connect.

My broad perspective influences my approach to parliamentary procedure. So I’m not the parliamentarian of choice for everyone.

For example, as a recognized expert in Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, I respect and honor the author General Henry M. Robert for his common sense rules. Yet, I’m aware that we live and work in a world that has greater diversity, is faster paced and uses more technology than the General probably could have imagined. After all, his first book of rules was published in 1876!

My approach is to provide a modern, contemporary perspective that strengthens not only your organization but also your relationships with stakeholders.


Selected parliamentary procedure and non-profit meeting effectiveness clients