Liza Pavlakos

Liza Pavlakos
Survivor, Entrepreneur & Storyteller

Inspiring success

Liza Pavlakos a successful keynote speaker acclaimed for energizing audiences with her straight-from-the-heart way of engaging and communicating with people. She has addressed audiences across the world ranging from entrepreneurs to corporate executives and reputed business leaders.

As an inspiring speaker and mentor, her life mission is to drive entrepreneurs and corporate teams to overcome adversities with steadfast determination. To show them that if they have the courage and a burning desire to succeed, nothing can stop them from reaching their goals.

People who have heard Liza’s story, always walk away feeling deeply touched and motivated with actionable tools for transformation. Her audiences walk away with a new set of emotions that changes the way they think and act and view themselves.

Her journey is unfathomable; with a story so raw, it mesmerizes the audiences leaving her audiences to realize that life is precious which makes her keynotes useful and powerful. Through storytelling of her life’s journey, she demonstrates how life is finite, therefore leaving her audience transformed with tools to decide to dare to be phenomenal regardless of the adversities that stand in their way. The impact of her story is long lasting.

Her keynote topics include:

The Secret to Mindset

The Untold Secret to Mastering Challenges

Overcoming homelessness, abduction, and abuse to achieving extraordinary success

While other speakers may deliver motivating messages, Liza is the message. She has walked the talk. Having experienced enough trauma to last a lifetime, Liza draws from her own inspiring story of grit and resilience to influence thousands, to convince them that obstacles are not insurmountable. She was once a victim. Today she is a victorious achiever.

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 Piccolo, Melbourne: This restaurant and bar in Melbourne’s CBD were on the brink of being closed down. But, despite having no formal training or experience in the hospitality industry, Liza’s never-say-die spirit and determination to pick up the fundamentals of running the business transformed the floundering Minibar Piccolo 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 a collective turnover exceeding $1,000,000. Finest Alterations serviced A-list celebrity clients and world-renowned events like the Australian Open and the Melbourne Grand Prix.

Appeared on CNN: Featured on CNN and other news and talk show around the globe as a thought leader, empowering women to overcome adversity and emerge as successful entrepreneurs.

RECENT EVENTS

Miss Earth (TOP 4 BEAUTY PAGENTS OF THE WORLD) Coronation Night Speaker and Judge – Asia

Keynote speaker at the 10th Annual HR Congress – ASIA

Keynote Speaker at the Insurance and Banking Convention -AUSTRALIA

The Art of Negotiation, Win Summit -NEW YORK, USA

Spark Up Leadership Conference -AFRICA

Brand Ambassador for Philanthropy Qatar Airways, 2017- 2018

Author of her motivational book: A Captivating Autobiography – Voiceless No more- Journey from Terror to Triumph, is due for publication in 2020 with Penguins Publishing.

In a nutshell, Liza’s compelling oratory skills, zealous entrepreneurial spirit, and energetic personality make her a much sought-after motivational speaker for clients looking to empower their corporate teams to become the best versions of themselves and deliver the results they demand.

 

Programs

The Secret to Mindset

It’s a pleasure to present a preview of one of my most requested keynote topics about the importance of a winning mindset. Every skill can be enhanced, and every obstacle can be surmounted, if you have a winning mentality, that’s what I drive home to my audiences.

This presentation is a sure bet to leave your audience with clear tools for actionable transformation.

Format: 30-45 minute I work with your timeframe.

This program is perfect for:

• Senior Management
• Member-based businesses
• Team leaders – Middle Management

The audience will leave with:

o The art of discernment; Making Good Decisions in Your World of Choices
o How To Turn Your Latent Potential From Zero To Hero
o Discover the Secret to a Winning Mindset. 
o Secrets to Self-Awareness

The Untold Secret to Mastering Challenges


As an international motivational and keynote speaker, I energize corporate leaders to change the way they inspire their teams by mastering the untold secret of overcoming challenges. I offer innovative leadership strategies for producing sustainable results, all of these based on the invaluable lessons I learned from making the phenomenal leap from a homeless adolescent to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

This presentation is a sure bet to leave your audience with clear tools for actionable transformation.

Format: 30-45 minute I work with your timeframe.

This program is perfect for:

 Senior Management
• Member-based businesses
• Team leaders – Middle Management

The audience will leave with:

o Art of Discernment: Making Good Decisions in Your World of Choices
o Overcome Fear. Use Your Hidden Strengths the Right Way
o Your Key to Success- Knowing One Self.