As an award winning TV news journalist Lada has traveled the world and covered many interesting stories and interviewed many interesting people. She has worked at various US and International TV networks including ABC News. As a TV personality she has created & hosted over 100 live TV shows.
These days Lada is a Play Advocate, traveling the world, speaking & reminding people of the wisdom & superpower of play. Lada knows this first hand as Play & Laughter helped save her LIFE.
She reminds people to play & giggle everyday as she daily wears a Unicorn on her head and creates spontaneous One Minute Unicorn Dance parties wherever she may be - plane, train, or most recently on a Tedx Stage ! (First one in History !!)
Lada is an every day magic maker and a positive disruptor of the seriousness in life! She believes in leaving a little sparkle & ripples of play giggles wherever she roams!
As an athlete she has run countless marathons, several blindfolded. She is a Podium triathlete- meaning every time she did a triathlon she got a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place win in her age group or an overall win! She has run the NYC marathon 9 times - twice blindfolded!
For fun Lada loves to hoop dance, fire hoop dance, drum circle dance and do anything that makes her move!! And… she will try anything once.
Act 1 of SPEAK: Laughter features 5 incredible talks to start our show. (click the photo to read their bio)
🎤 MIKE COTAYO: “Handicaps, HIV, and Humor”
🎤 LADA LYSNIAK: “How Laughter Helped Save My Life”
🎤 JOE APFELBAUM: “The Journey to Laughter: From Trauma to Triumph in Entrepreneurship”
🎤 JEFF GOLDBERG.: “Laughter is a Gift”
🎤 JENN LEDERER: “How Comedy Helped Me Come Out”