The road isn't
an easy one.

Letting go and moving forward are the stepping-stones to success.

About Liza


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 saw her honouree of the prestigious Golden Gavel Award, and recognition as one of the Top 10 Female Speakers in the world, 2020.

Founder of Positive Breakthroughs, an organisation 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.

Current work:

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 assisting 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 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.

Some people come into your life as blessings, other people come to your life as lessons
Liza Pavlakos

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 in wisdom resolutions to create new life experiences and success.

Pursuing dreams, building a family.

Nothing compares to being the mother of five beautiful children, and I thrive on raising them to become mentally robust and resilient human beings.

My life hasn’t always been easy, suffering from trauma and the ravages of PTSD, and although changing the past is impossible, I embrace the present full of positivity.

I have built a successful career as a keynote speaker and now travel the world motivating, inspiring and entertaining with the spoken word.

I would be honoured to share my story with your organisation and ignite each and everyone’s inner spirit in order to succeed far beyond what they might dream of in both their business and personal life.