039: Agitating For Happiness – Elina Teboul – Part 2

039: Agitating For Happiness – Elina Teboul – Part 2

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039: Agitating For Happiness - Elina Teboul - Part 2

Guest Overview

LightUp Lab Founder is the Russian born, New York raised, corporate lawyer, turned Facilitator, speaker and entrepreneur with a mission to empower people and organizations to flourish through science-backed behavioral solutions – welcome this week’s guest Elina Teboul.

Graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from New York University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, Elina became a corporate lawyer at top NY Law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Elina is a powerhouse of positive energy and focus. The legal world never stood a chance and it was not long until Elina found herself Studying Psychology at Columbia University in NYC.

Realizing that powerful mindfulness techniques based on positive psychology weren’t easily accessible in most corporations, Elina started The LightUp Lab to address this gap in the market with the mission of cracking the code to happiness.

We cover a lot of ground in this interview so we have made it a two-parter.

In Part-two we get more into curiosity, creativity, education, passion, principles, and how she offers value through LightUp Lab and all our quick-fire questions

I hope you enjoy this enlightening insight into Elina’s fitness class for the mind.


What We Discuss  

Growing up in Brighton Beach to Russian Jewish Immigrant parents

The impact of her family

Being an only child

Her school years

How she entered law

Her evolution from law to philanthropy and foundation management

Returning to NYC to

Pivoting to study psychology

The Lisa Miller book SMBI

The idea behind Lightup Lab

Mental health and the challenges for businesses today

Leadership and focusing on the midlevel management

Her training methodology

Her themes

Her view on technology

Focus and flow

Goal setting

Social Links

LightUp Lab 




Links In The Show

Davis Polk 

Brighton Beach 

Allan Grey


Columbia University 


The Book Primed to Perform

Don’t Stop Here

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