• About the inspiring journey of a refugee turned Harvard graduate.
  • The danger of dismissing the importance of high-achievers’ emotional well-being.
  • How you can move from achieving success to feeling successful.

Speaker: Heang Ly

Heang Ly is the Director of Consulting and Training at the Center for Teen Empowerment.

She provides technical support and skills training for non-profits, businesses, foundations, schools, and city departments to ensure successful organizational and program development. Ms. Ly is an expert in the field of Youth Development, Group Facilitation, and Non-Profit Management with over 15 years of experience organizing around community and social justice issues. She facilitates over 50 trainings a year on a variety of topics from conflict resolution, cultural diversity, event planning, curriculum, trauma design, meeting facilitation, trauma informed practice and much more for youth and adults. Heang enjoys creative avenues for making change and believes in living outside the box of traditional cultural expectations. Her short story “The Lotus Gift” was published in the award winning book, Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora. Heang’s also a Lion Dancer with Gund Kwok’s Asian Women Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe. To access her free gift, please CLICK HERE


Eleni Vardaki is an educator who’s worked with over 3,000 teenagers over the last 10 years.

She designs personalised training programs for youths who want to feel more confident when studying for tests and exams.  In her virtual mentoring programs, she works closely with people who want to reach their goals with more ease and joy (aka less struggle and stress), so as to have the time and energy to enjoy life more.