Liza Pavlakos

Entrepreneur | Motivational Speaker

From the ashes of adversity to soaring success, Liza Pavlakos inspires with her life-changing oration on courage and the burning desire to succeed. 

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 has brought her honours such as 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, counsellors 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 on 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 and 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. 

Fortune 500 companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Marriott International and AON Insurance Company have all benefited from Liza’s life-changing orations. Author of soon to be released “Voiceless No More”, Liza arms her audiences with rich wisdom resolutions to create new life experiences and success.


  • Motivation & Storytelling
  • Entrepreneurship
  • CSR & Social Empowerment
  • Environment / Climate
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Women Speakers
  • Unleash the Power of Strategic Thinking – Achieve Extraordinary Results
  • Empower Your Team to Dream Big and Achieve More – Cultivate a Winning Mindset
  • Unlock Your Team’s Full Potential – Empower Growth and Overcome Limitations
  • Becoming by Overcoming: Staying resilient in times of uncertainty
  • A Winner’s Mindset: Discover the power of your story
  • Beyond Survival - Embracing Life, IMPLEMENTING Change