I believe everyone needs a support system. That’s my role in our community. I do this by bringing people and technology together to help us succeed.I am powered by a passion for living my best life!
I work directly with executive leadership of various organizations to help drive their growth and delivery of learning and development services. I lead the development and delivery of technical, industry professional, learning, and leadership training for over 3,000 individuals annually.
I’ve been featured on NBC, The Apprentice with Donald Trump, Black Enterprise, Caller Times Newspaper, Hungry Kids, Kenya Golf Guide, KRIS Channel 3, Texas Business Women, Jamhuri Magazine, Nation Newspaper, The Standard, People, AOL Jobs, Reaching Neighbors, and many many others.
I founded Texas Techies and PowerUp, successful organizations which deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education to economically disadvantaged communities. I have worked hard to expand my organizations to include innovations such as a mobile computer bus and annual computer animation design and programming competitions.
I am a coffee distributor. I sell healthy, organic coffee around the world.
I graduated college with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi earning a master’s degree of science in Educational Technology, along with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minor in Management of Information Systems.
In addition to many awards, I have won an entrepreneur of the year award and was named “Corpus Christi Under 40, Person of the Year”.
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Outside of work you can find me on the golf course or on the beach with my husband Denis Wisner, our two sons, Zaleik and Zamar, and our dog Ziggy.
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Organic Global Coffee
Liza owns a coffee distribution company. All around the world, people are waking up to the incredible taste and benefits of Liza's premium gourmet beverages.
POWERUP.ORG & TEXAS TECHIES
There is an unspoken expectation that today’s child must be prepared for the high-tech world of tomorrow. Despite the widespread availability of technology and connectivity, many children who come from disadvantaged areas and technologically-disengaged home environments are at risk of being left behind. Having access to learning tools is critical to the development of children and their future contribution to a global society.
Liza works hard to identify and empower these young minds and ensure that every child has access to the tools and technologies that will help them become assets to their families and communities. Texas Techies and PowerUp create unique, technology-rich learning environments that inspire children to embrace their individual potential and engage with the fast-moving world around them.
Liza’s goal is to continue developing educational programs and curriculum that integrate technology, and find ways to connect more children with the tools that will inspire them to develop into engaged global citizens.
As a young golfer, Liza played for the Kenyan National Women’s Golf Team. She won the Kenya National Championship title and captured medalist honors at numerous other national tournaments. She also represented Kenya in regional and national competitions, such as the 1999 East African Match Play Championship in Uganda, where she finished 5th, and the 1999 All African Strokeplay Championship in Zambia.
When Liza moved to the United States to attend university, she played for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s women’s golf team from 1999 to 2003 and placed 4th all-time in school history with 27 tournaments played and 9 top-ten finishes. Liza learned how to play golf at a very young age from her late father John Mucheru who was a golfing legend as he captured 11 Kenyan National Championships before his untimely death in 1996.
Liza launched PowerUp (Providing Opportunities Where Everyone Rises Up) in 2009. She made her first PowerUp trip in 2010 to Kenya as a goodwill ambassador to inspire children of all ages, demonstrate the societal gains of technology, and contribute to much-needed resources at schools, hospitals, and children’s homes. She met with the Vice President of the Republic of Kenya, the Minister for Justice, and Members of Parliament to discuss her passions for bringing technology to children before they begin school.
The following is a list of the trip’s venues:
ORGANIC GLOBAL COFFEE
Liza is an executive leader and independent global distributor of healthy organic gourmet coffee by Organo Gold. By positioning herself alongside the current global health and wellness trends, as well as the coffee industry which is the second most traded commodity in the world, in just two short years, Liza’s distribution company became one of the fastest growing Network Marketing companies in the world.
Liza blends the number one Chinese herb Ganoderma with an unparalleled business and fundraising opportunity that has allows her to use her business acumen to help people improve their lives by reaching new levels of wellness, prosperity and balance.
Liza has made profound contributions to society through her advocacy and public speaking. She persistently calls attention to the needs of at-risk students to create new opportunities and improve the quality of life in otherwise capable communities.
As the founder of Texas Techies and PowerUp, Liza advocates for quality and equal opportunity in education by providing at-risk children with an advanced technology curriculum that helps them to develop into engaged global citizens and assets to their families and communities. She recognizes an unspoken expectation that today’s child must be prepared for the high-tech world of tomorrow. Despite the widespread availability of technology and connectivity, many children who come from disadvantaged areas and technologically-disengaged home environments are at risk of being left behind. Having access to learning tools is critical to the development of children and their future contribution to a global and interconnected society.
Texas Techies and PowerUp both create unique, technology-rich learning environments that inspire children to embrace their individual potential and engage with the fast-moving world around them. Liza’s goal for these organizations, in Texas and internationally, is to continue developing educational programs and curriculum that integrate technology, and find new ways to connect more children with the tools that will inspire them to start businesses, conduct groundbreaking research, and become active participants in their governments and local communities. In her own words, Liza offers the best expression of her passion for education and her reason for championing it as a vehicle to move society forward without leaving children behind.
Liza understands the importance of outreach and has given a voice to her ideas by sharing them as frequently as she can during her trips home to Kenya. Even when she is away, she delivers talks at venues in Texas and around the United States to make sure that her message is heard internationally. She also collaborates with the leaders in various organizations including Working to Advance African Women (WAAW) Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit organization that aims to empower African girls and women by promoting science, technology, engineering, and math education to better enable female participation in African innovation.
In 2008, Liza hosted a birthday celebration for her second born son where she asked family and friends to bring gifts that would be donated to CASA for abused and neglected children.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a non-profit, volunteer based organization. They train community volunteers to speak out in court for abused and neglected children who are in the foster care system. In lieu of getting a gift for her son, she asked people to bring items from a shopping list, which included diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream, stuffed animals, and unwrapped toys. With the communities support Liza donated $1,200 to CASA.
Since then, she has been an active CASA supporter and has participated in all their promotional and fundraising events including becoming their website manager for free. She continues to raise money and awareness of CASA at every opportunity available.
CASA is so important to Liza because of her passion for children and she believes that the value of children is grossly underestimated and she uses any opportunity she gets to show that in fact, children are the most valued asset in the world and they need to be protected from abuse and neglect.
JAMBA JUICE BRAND AMBASSADOR
When Jamba Juice launched a campaign to search for national representatives of the brand, Liza was fortunate to have been selected as one of eight. Jamba Juice is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you food and beverage offerings, including great tasting fruit smoothies, juices, and teas, hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, wraps, salads, sandwiches, and California Flatbreads,™.
With the support of Jamba Juice, Liza is infusing the Jamba Juice brand into the community—from treating her office to smoothies & juices, providing smoothies after the local soccer game, and encouraging the entire comunity to Live Fruitfully™!
JUSTIN BIEBER BRAND AMBASSADOR
Liza is a brand ambassador for Justin Bieber’s new perfume, “GIRLFRIEND”. The decision to be part of this great opportunity was a no-brainer, especially since all sales for the perfume are donated to charity!
Justin is the first male celebrity to have a female fragrance as his first fragrance. This fragrance is his second one and he designed the scent around smells that he likes; mandarin, wild berries and pear with a touch of soft florals. Justin also designed the fragrance for his fans around the idea that together they can change the world.
With the power of Bieber (3 billion YouTube views, 44 million Facebook fans, 22 million twitter fans) and this new fragrance, Liza is helping Justin make a difference in the world.
The charity that benefits directly from the proceeds is Pencils of Promise, a community organization that believes education is a basic human right. They are committed to empowering people by building sustainable schools, partnerships and solutions to enable basic education for underserved children all over the world. Justin donating the sales from his perfume will help change lives and inspire hope.
Award-winning television personality Mrs. Liza Wisner serves her community as a leadership and organizational development executive and a top 3 finalist on the television show, “The Apprentice”, with real estate billionaire Donald Trump.
Mrs. Wisner grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, and ventured to the United States on a golf scholarship representing Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s golf team. She previously won the Kenya National Championship title and represented Kenya at regional and international championships.
Mrs. Wisner is a business owner, and passionate entrepreneurship advocate. Throughout the years and in her various positions, Mrs. Wisner has been fostering entrepreneurship in communities globally. With experience building and advising organizations, Mrs. Wisner is an internationally recognized leadership and development executive, speaker, radio show host, and training facilitator. By consistently consulting with businesses and bringing together young (and not so young) entrepreneurs, she has been pivotal in growing the synergy that makes communities great places to do business.
Mrs. Wisner works directly with individuals and executive leadership of many organizations to help drive their financial success. Her responsibilities include overseeing program launches, leadership coaching, and developing growth strategies as well as the management of business life-cycles. Mrs. Wisner also leads the development and delivery of technical, industry professional, learning, and leadership training for over 3,000 individuals annually with a focus on creating technology rich environments where communities prosper.
Mrs. Wisner began her entrepreneurial journey as the founder and principal of Texas Techies and PowerUp, successful organizations, which deliver Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education to economically disadvantaged communities. She expanded her organizations globally and now includes innovations such as mobile entrepreneurship labs, animation programming competitions, and youth leadership camps.
Mrs. Wisner is a Coastal Bend CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) partner, Corpus Christi Metro Ministries Ambassador, Junior Achievement Volunteer, and a Magna Cum Laude National Scholars Honor Society member. She received the Texas A&M University’s 2010 Employee Excellence Award, the Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce’s 2009 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Kenya Monitor Newspaper 2011 Jamhuriwood Ambassadorship Award, in 2010 was awarded a Certificate of Commendation from City of Corpus Christi Mayor and City Council for community advocacy, and in 2004 was named as Corpus Christi Under 40 Person of the Year.
Mrs. Wisner graduated with highest honors, Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi earning a master’s degree of science in Educational Technology, along with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minor in Management of Information Systems.
Mrs. Wisner is married to Mr. Denis Wisner and they live in Texas with two sons, Zaleik and Zamar, and their dog Ziggy.
SUPPORTERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
The Trump Network
Mucheru-Oyatta & Associates Advocates
Sistas in Business, Inc.
Hon. Mutula Kilonzo, M.P.
Vice President Hon. Stephene Kalonzo Musyoka, M.P.
Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce
Rich Management Limited
Brookhouse International School
Craft Silicon Foundation
World Agroforestry Center
Oshwal Education Relief and Board
Erdemann Propoerty Limited
Davis & Shirtliff
Marvel Five Investments
Nestlé Foods Kenya Ltd
Muthaiga Golf Club
Davis & Shirtliff
Ping Golf USA