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Luba Trost, M.S.

Strategic hr professional |

Culture architect

memorial sloan kettering cancer center

"Elina was an impactful keynote speaker during our Staff Appreciation Week program at MSK. She delivered an engaging, highly customized virtual presentation on optimism and resilience post COVID-19. It leveraged not only her subject matter expertise in positive psychology, neuroscience and executive coaching, but captured the culture, mission and values of our organization to truly connect with our audience. Thank you, Elina, for being such a pleasure to work with and helping us support our healthcare heroes during these challenging times."  

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Viktor Sapezhnikov

partner | wachtell, lipton, rosen & katz

"Elina's inspiring talk on positive psychology motivated me and gave me a toolkit for personal and professional growth. Elina presents empirical research in a fun and engaging way. Her experience in corporate law gives her talk authenticity and realism."

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Dezireh Einalhori

co-founder & ceo

platinum properties 

"Our team really enjoyed the goal setting session which included a best self-visualization.  We encourage meditation and mindfulness at our company but it is sometimes very challenging to get our employees on board with it.  The approach of the LightUp Lab attracted a good number of our staff and even better, many of them left inspired and curious to learn more.  Several of us left the session in tears as the visualization portion really took us back to a specific time in life and provoked certain emotions. I am a huge fan of Elina and I plan to further incorporate her sessions into future company events."

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Avery Chung

Senior Community Associate, Global HQ 


"The LightUp Lab has visited our office twice, each time bringing something unique and new to the space. The first time they hosted a session addressing 'Focus' and how we can practice guided meditation and controlled breathing in order to improve focus which, in turn, improves productivity. With empirical evidence, guided meditation, and a short journaling session, I believe everyone walked away with a better sense of how they can improve their our own productivity in the workplace. We enjoyed so much they came back for another session a few months later, this time focusing on 'Creativity'. Highly recommend working with Lightup Lab! "

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Natalie Mackey

co-founder & ceo | glow concept

"Elina’s workshop on personal and organizational values was deeply valuable for my team. As a venture-backed fast growth company, our focus isn't always on personal growth, but rather our company growth - and Elina’s inspirational presentation gave us a renewed sense of purpose and drive”


Nandar Win Kerr

Events Coordinator (Events Sub-committee, Mindfulness and Well-being in Law Committee)

"Elina is truly an expert in transforming other people's lives through her practice and creativity. She made a significant contribution to the New York City Bar Association's Mindfulness and Well-being in Law Committee by giving an impactful presentation. She brought her expertise in positive psychology to a Committee's Mindful Mondays program and shared tools and resources for lawyers' well-being and positive emotions. One of the highlights was that she conveyed how to rotate the adversity nature in the legal field into resiliency by helping her audience navigate their positive emotions and uphold the positive narrative of their lives." 

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Jessica Resler

co-founder & creative director

the participation agency

"Our team completed the Goals & Accomplishments workshop at LightUp Lab. We delved into positive psychology, goal setting and finished with a best self visualization. The entire experience was incredible and brought our team to a whole other level of cooperation and positivity!"

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Greg Munves

Startup Founder & Ceo




"Elina is a transformative speaker inspiring her participants through a transcendent blend of calming self reflection, education, and personal development."

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Bilyana Freye

co-founder & ceo

"Having attended multiple LightUp Lab workshops, I’ve left each workshop with a sense of calm, clarity and motivation. At Hoppin, we create access to inspiring professionals through shadowing opportunities. On a daily basis I meet people who are looking to find personal and professional growth and the ability to bring their whole selves to work. LightUp teaches the tools to allow people to do so effectively, and inspires them to really take action!"

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Katie Zaborsky

program & communications administrator

nyu work Life

"As an office committed to the personal and professional growth of university faculty and administrators, NYU Work Life invited Elina to speak to administrators about positive psychology and the ways that they could improve their daily lives. In addition to tailoring the presentation based on our audience and time limit, Elina was a thoughtful and engaging presenter, and we received positive feedback about her presentation immediately afterward. The tools she offered were valuable and motivational, and we hope to work with Elina again very soon."

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