From Fear to Fire- on Perseverance with Dr. Yelena Akelina

From Fear to Fire- on Perseverance with Dr. Yelena Akelina

From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success- on perseverance with Dr. Yelena Akelina

This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and Host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about the strength and perseverance it takes to move to America and start fresh.

This week’s theme: Openness to opportunity and perseverance!

Yelena Akelina is a Russian American who was born and raised in Moscow Russia. She immigrated to the US in 1992. Yelena completed her Doctrine of Veterinary Medicine from Moscow Veterinary Academy in 1987 and obtained her Master Science in Toxicology in 1991. Dr. Yelena Akelina has been a Research Scientist and a Director and Instructor in Clinical Microsurgery at the Microsurgery Research and Training lab at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University since 1996.

Yelena is actively involved in many international societies for plastic and reconstructive surgery. She is one of the founders for the new networking society for microsurgery educators. On the faculty in Queens Mary Hosp in London, Dr. Akelina is also on many international congresses.

She has been married to her husband Sergey for 32 years and they have two happy and successful kids, Maksim and Dasha.

Yelena shares the story of what it took to come to America. She tells what she’s learned, and how the quality of perseverance and the willingness to jump in and say YES to opportunity has served her well. These lessons could help you move from fear to fire!

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