Dr. Liz Bapasola continually aims to live a life of service to others by empowering the holistic growth of people and teams.

With a passion for personal development and leadership development since her teenage years, Dr. Liz Bapasola has a personal interest in understanding and practicing how a strengths-based approach to life can lead to one’s success in personal and professional endeavors.

Liz Bapasola has been incredible in helping me develop into a better person. Her ability to listen, digest and make recommendations that have directly impacted my personal and professional life are invaluable.

I can’t recommend enough just having an initial conversation for yourself to better understand how amazing she is at what she does!
— Mike Goldstein, Realtor at The McCann Team, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors®

Strengths-based Coaching

Dr. Liz Bapasola is the Founder and CEO of Liz Bapasola & Associates, LLC, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and the former Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at The College of New Jersey, having received intensive training from world-class trainers, passing a rigorous Strengths Coaching exam and receiving near-perfect scores on all her training coaching sessions. Liz Bapasola's CliftonStrength's Top Signature Themes are Communication, Achiever, Arranger, Futuristic, and Woo. Ask Liz Bapasola what that means! :)

I have the pleasure of working with Liz currently as a coach. I cannot say enough about her professionalism and insights. I came to her during a rough time in transition and she has been very valuable in supporting the changes and positioning needed to assist me through the process of career change and positioning for success! I would recommend her to anyone in any field. First you need to know who you are and what makes you tick before you can pursue what you really really really need.
— Joanne Levy, Public Sector Client Sales Director LEO US

areas of Practice

Executive Coaching – Lead with integrity, purpose, and meaning.

Life Coaching – Live your best life in all areas of life.

Team Building – Become a strengths-based team.

Public Speaking - Inspire audiences to reach their full potential.

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Dr. Liz Bapasola is also a mom.

She's honored to be a coach/parent every day, teaching and striving to model holistic wellness and emotional and social intelligence and embracing the person her daughter is becoming every day.

Liz Bapasola was a joy to work with - creative, conscientious and committed. Her desire and ability to design and implement quality programming was memorable. Her professionalism combined with her interpersonal skills and attention to detail supported her ability to consistently excel in career and academic endeavors.
— Dr. Marie Amey-Taylor, Founding Principal of InterACTion Consulting Group

Professional Background

Leadership Development Higher Education Educator

In addition to serving as a the Founder and CEO of Liz Bapasola & Associates, LLC, Liz Bapasola served as the first Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at The College of New Jersey from 2015-2019. Her areas of responsibility included overseeing the Career Center, Student Involvement, Student Transitions, Diversity and Inclusion, Student Government, Student Activism, and Leadership. Prior to joining The College of New Jersey, Liz Bapasola served as the first Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at Widener University. In that role, she launched and oversaw the Office of Civic Engagement and parent and family programs. From 2008-2011, Liz Bapasola served as the first Program Director for Leadership Development at Temple University, launching and overseeing the Office of Leadership Development.


Liz Bapasola also has college-level adjunct faculty experience, developing and teaching courses in leadership. She served as an adjunct instructor  at The College of New Jersey in 2016, and adjunct faculty member at Temple University from 2010-2012 and an instructor at Miami University from 2006-2008.

For Fun In her “Spare” Time

Liz Bapasola loves to travel around the world to experience new cultures and cuisine, plays level 3.5 tennis, is an avid Latin dancer (salsa is her favorite form), and loves to read personal development and leadership development books. She also loves watching/reflecting on Ted Talks and a variety of podcasts, keeping a daily gratitude journal, and volunteering with her sorority, Chi Omega, Central New Jersey Dress for Success, MOMS Club of Yardley, PA, and at Christ Church in Philadelphia, PA.

Liz Bapasola is a highly talented and motivated individual. She is an excellent leadership educator.
— Erica Johnson, Assistant Director of the Mary Ellen Brandell Volunteer Center at Central Michigan University


  • EdD, Higher Education Leadership, Widener University, 2018

  • MS, College Student Personnel, Miami University, 2008

  • BA, Sociology, Hanover College, 2004

  • Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, 2017

  • Sustained Dialogue Facilitator, 2017

  • Student Leadership Challenge Certification, 2011

  • Intergroup Dialogue Facilitator, 2009

Liz Bapasola is a detail-oriented, driven, optimistic and most importantly, passionate colleague and mentor. Her work ethic and passion for student affairs is why I felt it appropriate to ask her to be my mentor.
— Frances Udukwu, Operations Manager at The bnatural Spa Group