020: Change, Challenge and Adversity

By April 3, 2018December 27th, 2018One Comment
020 - Change, Challenge, Adversity with Lyena Strelkoff

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 is a Transformation Coach, Inspirational Speaker, and Storyteller dedicated to elevating the way humans respond to change, challenge, and adversity.

She helps people thrive. Not despite adversity, but because of it.


Today we will learn:

  1. How to find acceptance after life’s biggest falls
  2. How to find opportunities to become more than we were in every challenge
  3. Two things we naturally do that get in the way that

Learn More About Lyena Strelkoff

Lyene Strekoff in wheelchair

Lyena Strelkoff

Coach, Speaker and Storyteller

Lyena Strelkoff is recently recognized by the California State Legislature as a finalist for a Woman of Influence Award, Lyena Strelkoff is a coach, retreat leader, and speaker dedicated to elevating the way humans respond to change, challenge, and adversity. Lyena sustained a paralyzing spinal cord injury in 2002 while hiking with a friend. A lifelong dancer robbed of the things she valued most, she expected her life to be devastated. Instead, it was catapulted forward.


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2 years ago

Absolutely incredible and so encouraging… Melissa your interviews are so real and raw and impossible not to learn and grow from them. This particular episode will also sit with me forever. Thank you Lena and Melissa for doing what you were called to do-it adds immeasurable value to those of us seeking, growing and discovering ourselves. The best part is we all get to pay if forward in our own lives. Your work is HUGE.

Listening all the way from South Africa 🙂