Meet Our Founder

Happiness is an elusive concept. It eluded me too. For most of us, happiness - and in particular happiness at work - seems like a fairy-tale quest, magically available only to a lucky few. 

As a child of immigrant parents, I grew up believing work was a means to an end. As a working mother, the inevitable "work-life" balance conundrum seemed unsolvable. 

Then, I discovered the science behind the magic, the science of happiness. Armed with a research-informed toolkit, I learned how to engage in meaningful work - to play with purpose. Now, it no longer seems like a circus balancing act, but rather I live intentionally and everything elegantly flows. I unlocked the best in myself, and then created The LightUp Lab to help unlock the best in you. 

-Elina Teboul



We inspire ourselves and others by cultivating and implementing the tools needed to empower people and organizations to reach their full potential

About Me

Elina Teboul is an executive coach, consultant and speaker. She founded The LightUp Lab to inspire and empower people and organizations through positive psychology, mindfulness and coaching training.

Elina began her career as a corporate lawyer practicing at Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP in the investment management group and explored in-house legal work at Credit Suisse. Elina is a frequent writer and speaker on lawyer personal and professional thriving at conferences and law schools, including Penn Law, Fordham Law and Columbia Law. Elina serves on the ABA Well-Being Committee Sub-Committee for Lawyer Wellbeing Week and on the NYC Bar Association Mindfulness & Well-Being in Law Committee.

Elina is passionate about philanthropy and spent two years working for the Allan & Gill Gray Foundation as both legal counsel and philanthropic adviser.

Elina has completed the Internal Coaching Intensive through the Columbia Executive Coaching Program and is currently furthering her executive coaching skills with the Advanced Coaching Intensive. She is a candidate for her M.A. in Psychology at Columbia University, Teacher’s College. Elina holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from New York University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

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