Liz Forkin Bohannon
Liz Forkin Bohannon is the cofounder and CEO of Sseko Designs. In addition to being the creative director and visionary behind the brand, she leads a global team of Dreamers and Doers. From production workers in East Africa to staff in Portland to hundreds of Sseko Fellows (Direct Sellers) all across the country, Liz uses her business platform to encourage her team to be brave and say yes to adventure.
Liz is an active public speaker. She has spoken in venues in the United States and around the world, including France, Estonia, and all over East Africa. Her disarmingly authentic and witty voice captivates and inspires her audience.
NYTimes best selling author and leadership guru, John Maxwell, said this about Liz: "Liz Forkin Bohannon is truly a transformational leader. Her belief that each person was created for a purpose is evident in the way she leads, inspires and motivates others to build a life of passion and purpose. Her honesty, grit, and commitment to justice ignites others to create a positive impact in the world and be a part of something bigger than themselves."
Liz is the author of Beginner’s Pluck: Build Your Life of Purpose and Impact Now (October ‘2019. Baker Books). There's no lack of people out there telling you to find your passion and dream big. But why does it seem like when we try, we so often end up more lost and overwhelmed than when we started? Liz wants you to rethink everything you've been told about finding your passion and following your dreams. Why? Hate to break it to you, but you're likely never going to "find your passion." Because your passion and purpose are something you build—actively—day by day. In her signature tell-it-like-it-is fashion, Liz shares 14 actionable principles that will teach you how to do just that. With total transparency, Liz shares hilarious and heartbreaking stories of her journey of screwups and successes that illustrate the mindsets and principles that will give you a jolt of energy, inspiration, and direction toward your True North. By embracing your Inner Beginner, dreaming small, choosing curiosity over criticism, and so much more, Liz's story and the principles of Beginner's Pluck will have you on your way to building a life of purpose, passion, and lasting impact.
Liz graduated from the University of Missouri with a master’s degree in journalism. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her cofounder and husband, Ben, and their son, Theo, where they share life (and chickens) with their best friends on an urban commune.