Speakers Profile - Liza Pavlakos


International Keynote Speaker, Author, and Millionaire Entrepreneur










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Melbourne

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Liza Pavlakos is a dynamic motivational speaker for international events, and a successful keynote speaker acclaimed for energising audiences as large as 10,000 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.

Her popular keynote topics include:
• How to Make Success Your Burning Desire
• Shifting the Sales Mindset
• Self-Leadership Within an Organisation

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, she draws from her own inspiring story of grit and resilience to influence thousands, to convince them that obstacles are not insurmountable. She herself 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 organised 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's CBD was 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 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 a collective turnover exceeding $1,000,000. Finest Alterations serviced celebrity clients like Michael Buble, Jay Z, and Beyonce and world-renowned events like the Australian Open and the Melbourne Grand Prix. Appeared on CNN: Liza was featured on CNN as a thought leader, empowering women to overcome adversity and emerge as successful entrepreneurs.

Miss Earth Coronation Night speaker and judge: Liza had the honour of judging this event, one of the top four beauty pageants in the world, and addressing the huge audience.

Keynote speaker at the 10th Annual HR Congress in the Philippines in 2016.

Author of two motivational books: Liza is currently working on her second book - The Indefatigable Entrepreneur: A Passionate Approach to Life and Work. Her first one, her captivating autobiography - The Diamonds Within, is due for publication in 2018.

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.