Founder & CEO
The Flourishing Center
Emiliya Zhivotovskaya is a leading voice in the world of positive psychology and the science of flourishing. She is the CEO and founder of The Flourishing Center, and creator of the acclaimed Certification in Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP) program which has been offered in 13 cities across the U.S., Canada and online worldwide, which has trained over 1,200 across 38 countries. She is the creator the Bounce Back Better® (B3®) Resilience Program, Applied Positive Psychology Coaching Certification, Flourishing Skills Group® (FSG®) Program and co-creator of the Positive Education Certification (PEC) Program.
Emiliya is one of the first 60 people in the world to hold a Master’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Positive Psychology and is currently pursuing her PhD in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University, where she also an adjunct faculty member. Emiliya is one of only 800 people in the world to hold a Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and holds over a dozen certifications in modalities ranging from coaching to yoga, Reiki, intenSati, Thai massage, biofeedback, motivational interviewing and more. She refers to herself as a pra-cademic-prenuer emphasizing her work as a practitioner, academic and entrepreneur, empowering others to apply research in a sustainable way that drives individuals, organizations and communities to thrive.
Prior to her work in the science of wellbeing, Emiliya was a professional party entertainer. She educates in a way that entertains and enables people to connect to each other. She integrates these tools into a unique approach to resilience, vitality and mind-body health, inspiring and empowering others to craft a life of thriving.
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