Decoding the Stigma of Personal Development | Lizbeth Pal | TEDxUNSW

Personal Development: “icky, awful words” is the general negative consensus says Marketing Strategist and Presenter, Liz Pal. She argues stigma, fear of self-reflection and the overwhelming pursuit of success are the main barriers to personal development. But what if we change the paradigm to each barrier? In this insightful talk, with her personal story as the backdrop, she presents simple but effective strategies to embark on our own journey of growth. “Because cracking the code to life's potential is up to the Walt Disney in all of us. Strategist, Writer and Presenter at Runaway Strategist
An alumni of UNSW, Liz graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Media Communications and Journalism, Majoring in Human Resources.
The former marketing strategist turned Writer and Presenter, Liz previously worked with brands such as Microsoft, Telstra, Commonwealth Bank and McDonalds to strengthen customer relationships. After taking a dip into digital nomad life, Liz realised she needed a balance of freedom, structure and social stimulation. Today, she’s another millennial trying to hack the working economy to align with her values. Her blog Runaway Strategist aims to ‘hack millennial life' through two main content streams. Brain Optimisation and the ‘Meet the Millennial Life Hacker’ series. She is passionate about contextualising research from psychology, neuroscience and lifestyle design into actionable practices. Through her interview series, she looks to decode how other millennials are creating their own dream careers and lifestyle. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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