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Speaker Bio

Liza Pavlakos has a story that can transform lives to achieve breakthrough performance, learning agility, and develop adaptability by thriving in the face of adversity.

In her life, she has overcome the worst adversities that include abuse, homelessness, abduction, disfigurement, and human trafficking by terrorism.

Not wanting to be defined by the tragedies that overwhelmed her, she worked tirelessly to become a businesswoman, author, and keynote speaker.

Watch Liza speak on her riveting journey to a better life, learning how, through courage, choice, and determination, that every person has the power to rewrite their story.

Liza has spoken at numerous speaking engagements across the world, including Win Summit New York, Columbia University New York, HR Conferences in Asia and Africa, Coco-Cola, Brand Ambassador for Qatar Airways, and more.

From homelessness to millionaire entrepreneur

Very early in life, Liza triumphed over daunting challenges. Not only did she courageously get her life back on track, but she also emerged as a self-made entrepreneur.  Liza will teach your audience how to develop mental agility, achieving breakthrough performance in the corporate world, and how to thrive in the face of adversity.

Liza Pavlakos is devoted to presenting the most captivating and emotional keynote presentation. Her material is on real-life events, emotional intelligence, and positive psychology that are proven to reap enormous rewards for your business.

Her business achievements

Miss India International pageant: At the age of 23, Liza set up and organized this prestigious pageant that ran successfully for five years. In its very first year, the event attracted a 4,000-strong audience and generated around $100,000 in ticket sales.

Minibar Piccollo, Melbourne: This restaurant and bar in Melbourne Australia’s central business district and was on the brink of being closed down.

Liza Pavlakos

Liza transformed the floundering Minibar Piccollo into a flourishing café.

Finest Alterations: Liza’s lack of a background in sewing did not deter the fearless entrepreneur in her from investing in and turning around this small, loss-making clothing alteration and tailoring enterprise into a thriving, five-outlet business with corporate clients such as Australian Grand Prix, Australian Open, Melbourne Cup and more.

Liza Pavlakos, the speaker: Liza has spoken all around the world. She was featured on CNN as a thought leader, empowering her audience to overcome adversity and emerge as successful entrepreneurs.

Her presentation will fill your audience with confidence, and the power to fully step into the leaders, collaborators, closers, and communicators your company strives to create.

Speaking Topics
Each of Liza’s keynotes are customised for your organisation and reinforce your event’s theme. Through soulful storytelling, Liza shares her harrowing journey from overcoming homelessness, abuse, abduction, and human trafficking to becoming a self-made entrepreneur who is inspired to create positive change with unwavering conviction.

Through Liza’s keynote presentation, your organisation will understand how to be resilient during stressful times, how to face adversity with strength and courage, how to plan for the future with an expanded vision of what’s possible and Neurophysiology: How to rewire your brain and change the way you think.

Pain to Purpose
Living with courage and hope in uncertain times.

Mind Over Mood
How to cultivate courage and release your fears.

The Power Within
Create accountability and inspire action.

        • WeSpeak Global
          03/26/2022 at 12:47 pm

          She was mesmerising. Our staff responded extremely well to her learning session. The audience member gave her a standing ovation. This was amazing to witness.

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        • WeSpeak Global
          03/26/2022 at 12:47 pm

          She is one of Australia’s most inspirational speakers. Her story is absolutely gripping.


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        • WeSpeak Global
          03/26/2022 at 12:47 pm

          She made this year’s convention a great success. She was rated our top speaker.

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        • WeSpeak Global
          03/26/2022 at 12:47 pm

          She inspired me to change my life. I cannot wait to have the opportunity to hear her speak again. GOVERNORS COLLEGE- AFRICA

        • WeSpeak Global
          03/26/2022 at 12:46 pm

          She is not just a motivational speaker, but motivation and inspiration personified, warm and down to earth. She is worth hearing.

        • WeSpeak Global
          03/26/2022 at 12:45 pm

          Inspiring, actionable and insightful for our organisation. She is an example to womanhood. RITZ CARLTON – MALAYSIA

        • WeSpeak Global
          03/26/2022 at 12:45 pm

          Liza is one woman the entire world needs to hear. She has fantastic skills in connecting to people, she helps people find their self and be a light within using her story as a great learning intervention.
          I have connected to thousands of through my consulting career in Nigeria and across sub-Saharan Africa and no one has immensely impacted my drive for impact creation and life purpose implementation as Liza has done.

          PM HUB- South Africa

        • WeSpeak Global
          03/26/2022 at 12:44 pm

          Based on a survey completed afterword, Liza’s speech ranked the highest rated keynote for the entire event. Liza is a powerful communicator and passionate story teller.

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        • WeSpeak Global
          03/26/2022 at 12:44 pm

          Liza speaks from the heart — and the depths of her soul — relying on her own incredible success to encourage and motivate others to seek higher levels of achievement in their own lives.

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