Lisa Buksbaum 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

Lisa Buksbaum

Lisa Buksbaum is the CEO & Founder, Soaringwords, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire ill children and their families to take active roles in self-healing using positive interventions. Soaringwords is unique as the only organization to motivate ill children and families to pay-it-forward to help others. When a child does something kind for another child, it accelerates transformative healing. Soaringwords Positive Psychology interventions have already been shared with more than 500,000 ill children, teens and families and 150,000 volunteers. Her book, SOARING into Strength: The New Science Approach to Help YOU Heal will be published in 2019. Lisa graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania; holds an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University; and a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a certificate from the American Institute for Mental Imagery under the direction of Dr. Gerald Epstein. She has created Positive Psychology videos for hospitalized children and families with leading practitioners including Barb Fredrickson (Love 2.0); Angela Duckworth (Grit); Shane Lopez (Making Hope Happen); Richard Tedeschi (Post-Traumatic Growth); and Jane Dutton (Compassion). She has led positive psychology workshops for more than 50,000 people at leading conferences and companies (Johnson & Johnson, CVS, and Accenture). She has been featured on Good Morning America, USA Today, Chronicle of Philanthropy and others. Lisa lives in New York City with her husband Jacob. She has two grown sons Jonathan and Joshua and gets her energy from swimming six days a week and connecting with people in meaningful ways. See more at

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