Overcoming homelessness, abduction, intense abuse, and human trafficking, Liza Pavlakos rose from the ashes to become a highly successful entrepreneur and commanding speaker, inspiring over 100,000 audiences globally. Her ability to ignite and inspire the inner fire in her audiences earned her the prestigious Golden Gavel Award and recognition as one of the Top 10 Female Speakers in the world, 2020. Founder of Positive Breakthroughs, an organization of highly experienced chartered psychologists, psychotherapists, counselors, and coaches, improving mental health is a passion and commitment for Liza and her team, regardless of age, race, culture, disability, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background.
A qualified psychotherapist, and transformation executive coach, Liza leads others down the path of achievement, self-validation, self-love, and worth, enabling them to tap into the ultimate power of the human spirit, no matter how traumatic their past. Having experienced unspeakable trauma, Liza presents an impassioned and compelling story of true grit and resounding resilience. A story of overcoming impossible adversities, triumphing against all odds, and becoming a self-made, highly successful entrepreneur, her mission is to assist people to succeed amid any adversity.
An expert on leadership, team building, and performance, Liza has inspired people worldwide with her deep knowledge of achieving success and reaching goals. A thought leader in empowerment, she has featured on CNN, the BBC, and media outlets across the continent. Winner of the Super Achievement Award from The Women’s World Leadership Congress plus the People’s Choice of Excellence Award from the HR Asia Summit, Liza continues to motivate and exhilarate drawing from the vast stores of strength and knowledge within her.