“Because every challenge — every loss, change, trauma, or hardship — has the power to catapult us upward. To make us bigger. Braver. Brighter. We just have to harness it.”
“Because every challenge – every loss, change, trauma, or hardship — has the power to catapult us upward. To make us bigger. Braver. Brighter. We just have to harness it.”
In 2002, Lyena Strelkoff fell 25 feet from a tree and became paraplegic.
A lifelong dancer, the change should have crushed her. Instead, it was a catalyst, turning her life to gold.
Wondering how it happened, she uncovered a radically different approach. A new paradigm for relating to adversity that unleashes its creative potential. And it could be applied to every challenge humans face.
She knew, then, she was holding a gift.
Today, Lyena gives that gift around the world. As a speaker, coach and storyteller, she helps people recognize – and harness – the transformative power of the challenges they face.
She helps people thrive. Not despite adversity, but because of it.
Hailed by audiences as a captivating and radiant presenter, Lyena speaks on the subjects of adversity, transformation, thriving, and the “Shero’s Way” to audiences in the business, wellness, spiritual, and educational communities. Lyena’s unique message and riveting style enable her to deeply connect, leaving her audience spellbound and transformed.
Transformation can be scary and elusive. It’s not easy to let go of who we have been before knowing who we are becoming. But it can be done with enough of the right support. Whether it is one-on-one coaching, group mentorship, a 2-day retreat or the corporate classroom, a short journey with Lyena could mean a lifetime of relief.
At her core, Lyena is a storyteller. A professional actor and writer, she started telling her own stories after becoming paralyzed. Her one-woman show toured throughout the United States to both critical and audience acclaim. Today, she continues to share stories that entertain, inspire, enlighten, and transform audiences.
“Her story was completely different than my own, yet it had everything to do with my life. I’ll never forget it.”
– Anastasia L., Santa Monica, CA
“When I work with Lyena, I’m able to stay rooted in my power. The path before me becomes clear and I can do what has to be done.”
– Cheri Wyne
“I expected to be inspired. I didn’t expect to be transformed.”
– Lana Tolls, Reach AK