Liza Pavlakos

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Liza Pavlakos is an extraordinary force and globally recognised keynote speaker, earning the prestigious title of Golden Gavel Honouree. Her illustrious career has solidified her as one of the top 10 female speakers in the world. However, Liza's path to success was far from easy. Her journey was riddled with profound challenges, from enduring childhood abuse to facing homelessness at the tender age of 16. She even survived a life-threatening kidnapping by a stranger and overcame the hardships of single parenthood from an abusive partner. Against all odds, Liza defied adversity and emerged as a self-made entrepreneur.


Through unwavering resilience and indomitable determination, Liza transformed her life, refusing to let her past define her. Rising from the depths of poverty and despair, she became a beacon of hope and inspiration. Her remarkable journey serves as a testament to the extraordinary power of the human spirit, reminding us that, regardless of the adversities we face, we possess the capacity to rise above and thrive.


Today, Liza stands tall as an entrepreneur and an internationally renowned and highly sought-after keynote speaker, captivating audiences worldwide with her poignant story of triumph. Her ability to forge deep connections with hearts and minds is unparalleled. Liza's life stands as a resounding testament to the extraordinary capabilities that reside within each of us. It serves as a powerful reminder that our past does not dictate our future and that, through resilience, determination, and unwavering self-belief, we can conquer any obstacle and create lives of profound purpose and fulfillment. Prepare to be profoundly inspired and uplifted as she illuminates the path for others to follow, unlocking their own limitless potential.


Furthermore, through her captivating speeches and profound insights, Liza fosters exceptional team building, propels performance to new heights, and ignites a profound sense of purpose and resilience. Her transformative impact extends to renowned Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, Lenovo, Just Eats, and many others.


Moreover, Liza's commitment to making mental health accessible to all through Mind Hub Directory exemplifies her dedication to creating a positive and lasting impact on the world. Her visionary platform provides a vital resource for those seeking mental health support, making it easier for people in need to connect with practitioners from various industries. Liza continues to inspire and uplift, illuminating the path for others to follow while unlocking their own limitless potential.




Becoming by Overcoming - Staying Resilient and Thrive in Times of Uncertainty

Key Points

  1. Embracing Possibilities and Unearthing Hidden Opportunities
  2. Cultivating Growth in Challenging and Demanding Environments
  3. Triumphing Through Transformative Shifts
  4. The Everlasting Strength of Resolve and Persistence
  5. Inspiring Transformation through Acts of Goodness
  6. Trusting in Your Own Truth and Letting Go of Others’ Opinions

Educational, informative, and inspiring – a transformative experience for your team.


Harness the Power of Strategic Thinking- Achieve Extraordinary Results

Key Points

  1. Uncovering Strategies to Triumph in the Face of Adversity
  2. Cultivating a Mindset of Accountability and Excuse-Free Excellence
  3. Rediscover the Fire Within for Unparalleled Professional Success
  4. Developing Skills to Manage and Shape Factors You Control for Desired Outcomes
  5. Cultivating a Calm and Laser-Sharp Mindset for Effective Task Achievement
  6. Embracing Calculated Risks and Celebrating the Rewards of Success

Leadership, motivation, entrepreneurship, mental strength, health, and wellness – an unforgettable experience for your audience


Empower Your Team. Dream Big. Achieve More - Cultivate a Winning Mindset

Key Points: 

  1. Ignite Strategic Action with a Visionary Plan
  2. Setting Goals to Drive Success
  3. Inspiring Shared Brand Vision for Motivation and Influence
  4. Breaking Barriers, Maximizing Productivity
  5. Nurturing Fresh Perspectives and Forward-Thinking
  6. Cultivate Leadership’s Transformative Trait of Forgiveness

Leadership, mental strength, corporate psychology, sales, audience engagement – an inspirational journey for your organization

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We were very pleased to have founder of Positive Breakthroughs, Liza Pavlakos as our keynote speaker. Our learning session was extremely informative and Liza Pavlakos' presentation was inspirational.

Lenovo Australia & New Zealand Pty Ltd

Liza’s representation is insightful, actionable and authentic.

The Coco Cola Company

We had amazing feedback from the session. Liza Pavlakos was truly inspiring.

Just Eat Takeaway

Liza was ranked the highest rated keynote speaker for the entire event.

Columbia University

Liza is an outstanding speaker. Her story inspires us to change for the betterment of our families, our teams and our clients.


Liza is a phenomenal speaker. Her keynote is actionable and life-changing. She inspires transformation.

The Oberoi Hotels

She makes her audience see their future with possibilities. She left our audience captivated.

The Ritz Carlton

Liza has the power to transform change in others.

Qatar Airways

The session Liza delivered was highly empowering and riveting.

Versace Palazzo
  • What is your favorite quote? One of my favorite quotes is "We create our own lives" because it reminds us of our inherent power and responsibility to shape our own destinies.
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? In 2017, we faced a defining moment when abducted by a Middle East human trafficking ring. Collaborating with military intelligence, we dismantled the ring. Saved lives.
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? I'm passionate about music, cooking, and spending time with my children.
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? I am my own mentor, for I hold the key to shaping my destiny. By taking control and embracing the power to change my life, I become the benchmark for self-improvement and growth.
  • Is there anything else we should know about you? I strive for balance and neutrality, avoiding extremes of joy or sorrow. I believe this foundation is key to success, allowing us to navigate the ups and downs of life with resilience.