THRIVE is an AIWA project dedicated to highlighting individuals who are doing remarkable things in their personal and professional lives to better themselves and those around them. These individuals are inspiring, dynamic, innovative and interesting. Today, we feature Liza Boubari.
Founded HealWithin, Inc., a Healing Center for Mind-Body Therapy and has been growing since.
In the last twenty-five years, there has been a growing interest in the connection between the mind and body and its relationship to stress and disease. Liza’s knowledge of the corporate world is due to years of experience in law offices as a paralegal and legal assistant. It was her own powerful healing experience through hypnotherapy that led her to this science. Changing course, she chose this path to help others heal. In 1999 she founded HealWithin, Inc., a Healing Center for Mind-Body Therapy and has been growing since.
Liza earned her Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification from the Hypnotism Training Institute of Glendale in 1996 and has since been practicing in her hometown, Glendale CA. A motivational speaker, and author, she is also a Certified Stress Management Counselor, Anger Management, and Domestic Abuse Consultant.
In 2013 she founded and has been the lead organizer for The 3E Event, and in 2019 celebrated the 7th Annual 3E Event. This is an event dedicated to empowering and inspiring women. The 3E objectives: to Evoke what was, Embrace- what is, and Evolve- to what will be -“YOU Matter”.
In 2018 Liza founded HealWithin International, a 501C3 organization that provides mental, physical, and emotional healing through integrative and holistic methods to children 8-17, who have suffered the loss of their mother.
Today, she is on a new venture, launching her TV show on Liza.TV – spotlighting inspiring individuals, especially women, who have had a unique experience or have overcome extreme challenges of their own, healed their pain, and are now able to make a difference and impact the lives of others.
Liza has been serving on of the most prestigious boards in her field, The Executive Board of the American Council of Examiners. Today, she is well known for her “HealTalk Tuesdays with Liza” – a Live interactive healing and empowering talk on FaceBook.
Liza has numerous recognitions, including recipient as Women Achievers in 1995, and again in 2014 and on the cover of Business Life Magazine. She was one of the prestigious award recipients of “Women of Courage” in 2010 by the City of Glendale’s Commission on the Status of Women.
Believing in giving back, Liza served as a Board member of The Guild for Adventist Health, Glendale. She was president of Glendale Crime Stoppers 2015-2017 – 1st VP with Soroptimist International of Glendale; 2nd Vice President Community Liaison with the Glendale YWCA; Pacific Clinic Armenian Advisory Board; and a member of Toast Masters International, where she served as President of The Executive Toastmasters in 2000 and 2002. Having a passion for kids, she prides herself to be a member of the Glendale Kiwanis Club since 1993.
Q: What is your favorite thing about being Armenian/Armenians?
Being an Armenian is a sense of identity. As a proud descendant of an Armenian Genocide Survivor, the Armenian tradition, ethics, culture, and beliefs were instilled in me by my grandmother. I’d sit and listen to her stories of survival, challenges at the orphanage in Beirut, and their journey to Iran… all with an underlying sadness for the losses, yet with every sense of gratitude and belief in God. My Grandmother spoke 6 languages with no academic background.
Q: How has the Armenian culture shaped / influenced you?
I grew up in a household that spoke several languages, primarily Armenian and Farsi. Armenian because of my mother’s family, and Farsi because my father was Persian and naturally, because I grew up in Tehran. Ironically, when my grandparents wanted to speak in secret, they would revert to either Arabic or Turkish.
Q: What is your life philosophy?
My philosophy (Belief System) is: “That no matter what we do or where we are in life, how significant we make our lives to be.” What is the legacy we leave behind?!
Q: What is your hope for the future?
To share and empower masses to realize their power within and how much they too matter …. through speaking, books, and healing center.
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