Guest Episode: Lyena Strelkoff

In this episode, I interview Lyena Strelkoff. Lyena is a transformation coach, storyteller, and speaker passionately dedicated to advancing the way humans respond to change, challenge, and adversity.

A lifelong dancer paralyzed in a hiking accident, Lyena’s entire life was elevated, not in spite of paralysis but because of it.

Lyena is the creator of The Shero’s Way™, a modern, feminized approach to adversity that turns challenges into catalysts that catapult us upward.

Lyena isn’t divorced, although she does tell us the story of how her parents’ divorce affected her. But I want you to listen to her story from the perspective of transformation. Listen for how Lyena transforms what could have been — should have been — the worst experience almost anyone can imagine into something full of grace and opportunity. And listen till the end where we discuss how this does NOT mean not acknowledging pain and suffering, but rather embracing all of it, the good, the bad, and the ugly.


About Lyena:

Lyena Strelkoff, M.A. is a transformation coach, storyteller, and speaker passionately dedicated to advancing the way humans respond to change, challenge, and adversity. A lifelong dancer paralyzed in a hiking accident, Lyena’s entire life was elevated, not in spite of paralysis but because of it. She is the creator of The Shero’s Way™, a modern, feminized approach to adversity that turns challenges into catalysts that catapult us upward. She coaches women nationwide and leads private retreats and workshops. As a speaker, she has inspired thousands across the country for clients including Denali National Park, the International Association of Professional Women, the Museum of Woman, countless colleges and universities, and the newly minted SUE Talks series, to name just a few. She is a contributing essayist to Dancing at the Shame Prom (Seal Press 2012) and the subject of an award-winning short documentary. She is also a critically-acclaimed storyteller whose autobiographical one-woman show, “Caterpillar Soup” has enjoyed five national tours and an honor by VSA Arts, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Lyena has appeared with Jane Fonda, Marisa Tomei, and Rosario Dawson among others, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, heard on National Public Radio and numerous podcasts. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, their young son, and her service dog, Reba.

Where to find Lyena:

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FREE GIFT: “Discover why forcing yourself to be positive is making things worse,” a powerful 10-minute audio story about Lyena’s friend Missy who’s positive thinking habit had become a positive thinking trap and how you can get out of that trap yourself.

Kate Anthony

Kate Anthony, CPCC is a certified life coach who specializes in co-parenting, separation and divorce. Kate's expertise lies in the areas of parenting, supporting children through divorce, creating co-parenting plans, and helping couples create a healthy split that keeps children at the center, not in the middle.