Women's Positivity Coach

Wanda La Russa

Selected Speaking Topics:

• Let’s Chat Positivity: 3 Effects of Positive and Negative Thoughts – Studies show that a person with a positive outlook is happier, healthier, feels more successful, and believes that they can overcome any obstacle and difficulty. During this talk, Wanda illuminates the effects of positive and negative thoughts and shows how to create habits of Positivity.

• Let’s Chat Presenteeism: The 5 Effects Positivity Has on Your Bottom Line – In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive business world, companies constantly search for ways to boost productivity and enhance their bottom line. While factors like technology, strategy, and market conditions play crucial roles, recent research has shed light on the undeniable link between a positive outlook and productivity, ultimately influencing the financial success of organizations. Wanda is an expert on turning positivity from a feel-good idea to a business strategy with tangible effects on the bottom-line.

Wanda has been trained by some of the top leaders in the self-improvement industry such as: public speaker and self-development author Brian Tracy, speaker and author Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Secret – the Law of Attraction,) Chris Gardner (speaker whose life was the basis of the movie The Pursuit of Happiness,) and participated in a workshop conducted by Oprah Winfrey.

Wanda has trained independent consultants, distributors, and sales representatives from companies including Mary Kay, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, PartyLite and more. She has also spoken for Boards of Directors, school retreats, sales trainings, community & corporate events, and meetings of national and global organizations, such as Soroptimist International of America, American Business Women’s Association, and more.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she brings her experience and knowledge of diversity and multiculturalism to her presentations. Wanda studied Human Development as a part of her Liberal Studies Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, East Bay and has continued to learn and research self-development, human dynamics, mental health, relationships, and mindset.

Wanda has a special place in her heart for uplifting girls and women by teaching, inspiring, motivating, and empowering them to enrich, improve and enhance their well-being, personal relationships, and professional lives. Her volunteer work includes: Girl Scouts of America, Girls on the Run, Inc., YMCA Youth & Government, PTA Patterson Unified School District, MOPS International, and LovePacs to name a few.

Wanda has served in numerous leadership and membership roles including:
Chapter Member, Lakeside Leaders of American Business Women’s Association
President & Board of Directors, Soroptimist International of Dallas
President & Board of Directors, Soroptimist International of Patterson
Parent Representative & Board of Directors, Bengals Youth Football & Cheerleading Organization
Founding Member & First President, Business Women’s Connection

She has also received the following awards and recognition including:
2022-2023 Woman of the Year – Lakeside Leaders of American Business Women’s Association
2012 State of California Senator Anthony Canella Certificate of Recognition for Volunteerism
2011 Ambassador of the Year, Patterson-Westley Chamber of Commerce