Elizabeth (Liz) Greason

Founder and Interculturalist


Waypoint Intercultural, LLC


Elizabeth (Liz) Greason is the founder and owner of Waypoint Intercultural, LLC. After growing up in Bridgton, Maine, USA, she lived in the Middle East for many years, where she taught students from around the world at the American University in Dubai, with a focus on effective intercultural communication. Since returning to the United States, Liz has applied her knowledge of the Middle East and Islam, intercultural competence, and intercultural communication to help individuals and organizations navigate the many “differences that make a difference” in our world today, so they can act in equitable, welcoming ways. Holding degrees in Women and Gender Studies, with focus areas of intersectional feminism, from Mount Holyoke College and Reed College, Liz was trained by the late Dr. Janet Bennett at the Intercultural Communication Institute, and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Her facilitation and training style is informed by both understanding the complexity of our individual identities and experiences, as well our shared humanity. Specifically, Liz’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion work is grounded in a deep understanding of intersectionality and in Bennett’s Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS), later adapted by the Intercultural Development Inventory to quantify where an individual or organization is on their along a continuum of understanding and leveraging difference. This process of helping individuals and organizations figure out where they are along this continuum and providing the appropriate support for where they are in their journeys, is what Liz and Waypoint Intercultural specialize in. Liz lives in Portland, Maine with her family.