Cart 0

Trying to balance work, travel and being a good human.

Hey there! I'm Liz, a Social Strategist and Presenter from Sydney. 

Welcome to my blog Runaway Strategist:

A collection of personal musings on personal development, career changes, my experience as a digital nomad and more. Best described as 'Sex & The City' meets 'The 4 Hour Work Week.'

Enjoy xx 


Latest Posts:


Have I grown out of Digital Nomad life?

Sometimes, dreams change.

What happens when you realise “Oh, shit maybe I’m growing out of this lifestyle?” Here’s 3 insights into why I might be ready to move on from the ‘millennial dream’ as a digital nomad.


28 things I wish I knew (or did) before 28

Everyone says your 20s are the best years of your life… but it doesn’t come without some trivial and ‘formative’ life lessons. Here’s what I learned:

In the Media:

TEDx Talk:

Decoding the Stigma of Personal Development


Maker & Creator Podcast:

The benefits and not-so-Instagram moments of the Runaway Strategist digital nomad life. 

The Bee Collective

“She’s like the Apple of people. She doesn’t over complicate anything, working with her is seamless and you’d trust her to try something new and innovative because she’s brave and hungry.”


Currently Updating...

Hey Guys! Bear with me as I update the website. Apologies if it's a bit messy. Shoot me an email at if you are looking for something in particular.


Chat to me on insta @runawaystrategist for daily brain farts. 


Brain farts about 'adulthood', career changes and my time as a digital nomad.


RUNAWAY | Part-Time Travel

Insight into the 'digital nomad' lifestyle of working remotely and travelling. 

Favourite Cities

Favourite Books


Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss has been instrumental in my shift in ‘lifestyle philosophy.’ Following the Four Hour Work Week, I think is one of his best books!

Tools of Titans is a series of chapters on high performers from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Tony Robbins, Carl Fussman, Peter H. Diamandis, Chris Sacca and more. One of my favourite quotes:

Casey Neistat – “You realize that you will never be the best-looking person in the room. You’ll never be the smartest person in the room. You’ll never be the most educated, the most well-versed. You can never compete on those levels. But what you can always compete on, the true egalitarian aspect to success, is hard work. You can always work harder than the next guy.”

Open by Andre Agassi

I'm obsessed with Tennis! This has probably been one of the BEST autobiographies I've ever read, to read about a man who hated the one thing he was so successful in. The paradox of working hard, finding success and feeling indifferent.

I loved this quote from Agassi's coach: 
"When you make perfection your ultimate goal... you're making yourself miserable. There's about five times a year you wake up perfect, when you can't lose to anybody, but it's not those five times a year that make you a tennis player. Or a human being for the matter." 

Featured Blog Posts

Jordan Peterson's Rule 9: Assume the Person you are Listening to Knows Something You Don't. 

Decoding 12 Rules for Life an Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson.

Is the art of conversation and listening a dying art? Here's what I learned from Rule 9:

  1. Meaningful conversations begin with mutual exploration.

  2. Real conversations require humility and listening.

  3. It takes a village to rule a mind, so we have a moral obligation to speak and engage with each other.


Evolutionary Psychology & Dating Intelligence

How can we increase our dating iq?

Evolutionary psychology studies human thoughts and behaviours, based on biological and primitive history. Dr David Buss, one of the founders of the field, has spent decades studying the human psyche in mate selection. Aka. why we choose assholes, gold diggers, fall in love, cheat or live happily ever after

Read More →

21015950_1897120593838102_4779883388027619992_o (1).jpg

How to give a TEDx Talk

In 2017, I gave my first TEDx Talk ‘Decoding the Stigma of Personal Development.

Here is my recount of the 6 month lead up from speaker application to showtime. But I’ve written this blog post because I think we can all learn from each other. It starts by developing our own ideas/ perspectives and having the courage to share them with each other. Good luck my friends : ) xx

Read More →


What I learned on my Sabbatical

Food orgasms, spontaneous island trips, bad brazilian waxes, confronting self-reflection and holiday flings.

Read More →


Let's redesign the way we:
Work, Travel and Live.

In 2015, I was introduced to this concept of 'lifestyle design'... sounds wanky and a load of fluffy bullsh*t, but it taught me to rethink what career, lifestyle and travel experiences I'm truly after. 

Hopefully this template will help you:


Instagram @runawaystrategist 

Instagram Rambles...

(Daily brain farts and random adventures)


Let's chat!

Stuck in the millennial rut?

Warning: I DO NOT have any qualifications as a psychologist, career advisor or life coach, I do have experience in trying to 'redefine the way I work, travel and live.'

If you're stuck in a rut, looking for travel inspiration or stuck in a tricky situation at work, I'd love to help a brother or sister out. No cost, no quizzes, just here as a sound board for ya : ) xx


TEDx Talk:

Decoding the Stigma of Personal Development