Wildcard Thinking

Meet Liz Aebersold, Founder of Wildcard Thinking

As the founder of Wildcard Thinking, I am a coach and catalyst for transformation. With over 20 years of experience guiding clients through change, I bring a unique blend of expertise, humor, and passion to my work.
Why I Do What I Do
My professional path is fueled by a profound belief in the power of creativity and human connection. My mission is simple: to inspire individuals and organizations to embrace change, unlock their creative potential, and thrive in dynamic environments. I am driven by the belief that every challenge presents an opportunity to learn, grow, and get better.

Core Beliefs


I prioritize authenticity in all my interactions. I foster a supportive environment where clients feel safe to explore their true potential and embrace their unique strengths.


I believe in the collective power of collaboration. I partner with clients to co-create tailored solutions that drive meaningful outcomes.

Continuous Learning

Learning is a lifelong journey. I am committed to staying at the forefront of my field, integrating new insights and methodologies into my practice to deliver exceptional value to clients.

Embracing Joyful Learning

Inspired by my background in improv comedy, I infuse a spirit of joy and creativity into my sessions, creating an engaging and dynamic environment that drives results.

What sets Wildcard Thinking apart

At Wildcard Thinking, it’s not just about solutions; it’s about sparking transformation. I don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions or cookie-cutter approaches. Instead, I offer dynamic and customized experiences that inspire creativity, foster innovation, and drive tangible results. My unconventional background in improv comedy, coupled with deep expertise, infuses sessions with spontaneity, energy, and a refreshing perspective. I am certified in administering leading assessment tools like the Leadership Agility 360, DiSC, and FourSight, equipping clients with valuable insights for personal and organizational growth.

Credentials & Experience

I am a seasoned coach, trainer, and facilitator who has worked across diverse industries, including the military, tech, higher education, non-profit sector, government, semiconductor, and information technology. My approach is rooted in my academic background, holding a Master of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science from Gettysburg College.


At Wildcard Thinking, I believe in the power of collaboration and teamwork. I have a dynamic network of talented Thinking Pros and strategically partner with experts across various disciplines, assembling the ideal team for each project to ensure outstanding results for our clients.
“Working with Liz on the Creativity and Innovation Program has been a catalyst for change within our organization. The impact has been felt across all levels, from individual contributors to executives. We’ve seen a significant improvement in employee engagement, problem-solving, and our overall ability to adapt to change. Liz’s expertise has been instrumental in steering us towards a more innovative and dynamic future.”

VP People, Cybersecurity

“As an HR Director, one of the most challenging tasks is identifying and delivering timely, pertinent training to a diverse workforce. Liz doesn’t just deliver content; she connects with our employees, sparking genuine enthusiasm along the way. Plus, her support in developing our leaders through coaching and workshops has been invaluable.”
Charlee Lane
HR Director
“Liz’s invaluable contributions to our law school community over more than a decade has been profound. Thanks to Liz’s dedication, our students emerge not only as proficient legal professionals but as adept and compassionate problem solvers, ready to navigate the intricacies of the legal landscape with confidence and creativity.”
Tracy McCormack
Director Advocacy Center
UT Austin School of Law