About Lisa Honig Buksbaum

Author, social entrepreneur, and Positive Psychology thought leader, Lisa is a passionary: a visionary driven by great passion and action. An intuitive healer, well-loved inspirational speaker, and expert workshop leader and facilitator, Lisa has shared her wisdom with thousands of people throughout the world. She is the author of SOARING into Strength: Love Transcends Pain, her debut memoir. Her personal experiences with loss inspired her to launch Soaringwords, a not-for-profit organization which has grown into a global movement. Since 2000, Lisa has led Soaringwords’ SOARING into Strength Positive Health Initiative workshops and presented at numerous international scientific conferences. She holds an MBA in marketing from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from The University of Pennsylvania. She’s been featured as an expert on ABC News, Fortune Small Business, USA TODAY, and CEO to Watch in The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Lisa is President-Elect of the International Positive Psychology Association’s Health and Wellbeing Division. She has been a scholar-in-residence at grand rounds for leading universities, medical schools, and nursing schools. She has led award-winning employee-engagement professional development workshops at Fortune 500 companies including Accenture, Cisco, Lilly, Meta, Google, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, New York Life, Sony, Verizon, and Viacom. Lisa lives in New York City with her husband Jacob. Her pride and joy are her two grown sons, daughter-in-law, and adorable grandbaby. She gets her energy from swimming each day and connecting with people in fun and meaningful ways.

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