Orly Wahba
Founder/CEO of Life Vest Inside & Director of Kindness Boomerang

Orly Wahba is an educator, entrepreneur, and community activist, passionate about inspiring and motivating people to make the world a kinder place. In 2011, Orly founded Life Vest Inside, a non-profit organization with a mission to empower and unite the world with kindness. Through Life Vest Inside, Orly encourages people to embrace the incredible power of giving and recognize that in times of hardship, kindness, like a life vest, keeps the world afloat.


LVI gained international acclaim when Orly’s award-winning film Kindness Boomerang went viral, receiving over 30 million views and counting and eventually landing her a spot to speak at TED2013 on the magic of kindness.


Orly began her career in kindness as a Middle School educator empowering children to embrace unity, build their self-value, and use their power to influence the world for good. As her kindness community grows by the thousands, more people are experiencing the addictiveness in the giving of kindness.

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Kindness BoomerangHow to Save the World (and Yourself) Through 365 Daily Acts
Flatiron Books

Kindness Boomerang contains 365 daily acts, one for each day of the year, accompanied by inspirational quotes, personal stories on the power of paying it forward, and tangible steps to change your outlook on life. This book empowers you to bring positivity into your everyday life and the lives of those around you.

Orly can customize presentations for a variety of audiences - from young children to adult professionals:

Overcoming obstacles By utilizing the power of kindness to increase one's love for self.

Power of kindness As a preventative measure to dealing with the vast social issues plaguing society today.

Importance of Self-Value and Self Worth The connection between self-value and kindness.

Getting back to basics Bringing back human connection to the virtual world of today.

From Dream to Reality: The Process We’ve all had dreams of accomplishing great feats. What stops us? Orly takes you through a journey of her life. Starting as a 4-year-old dreamer who wished of changing the world, the social obstacles she faced and the magic ingredient that changed it all around -- kindness and a bit of self-love. Audience members will take away practical advice and tools for incorporating kindness into both their personal and professional lives as well as a newfound understanding of their strengths and capabilities.

Orly Wahba interviews on her mission to spread kindness for Young & Shining, Goodnet, and Indiegogo.

Orly sits down with Blog Talk Radio to discuss Life Vest Inside and the World Kindness Movement.

Check out Orly’s 2014 Dance for Kindness in Times Square.

Find out more about Orly and Life Vest Inside and follow Orly on Twitter.

Parade magazine features Orly Wahba’s Kindness Boomerang online and in print in its January 2017 cover feature!

“As an educator, leader and public speaker Orly has sensitized men, women and children to redirect the focus of their lives and embrace a mindset of perpetual kindness. I count myself as someone whose life was changed by her efforts.”
– Ricky Cohen, Chairman and CEO, Conway Capital LLC

“Orly is entertaining, inspiring, a mentor and master teacher for any group. There are few people who carry the passion and vision that belies her young age. Her electricity can excite and motivate in ways that few people can!”
– Rabbi Goldberg, Founder and Director, Kids Kicking Cancer

“Orly Wahba was, by far, the most inspirational speaker we’ve ever had.”
– Elliot Dilamani, Baruch College, Hillel House

“Perhaps the most amazing impact of this wonderful program is the effect it has on young people. In our day and age, when it would be so easy for young people to lose any hope for a better world, Life Vest is that breath of fresh air and optimism that is so sorely needed…”
– Charles Anteby, Director of Development, Sephardic Bikur Holim

“When you leave an Orly talk–you feel better about yourself. You leave believing that you can make a difference in the world.”
– Rabbi David Hertzberg, Yeshivah of Flatbush, Middle Division Principal

"In January, Orly Wahba spoke at Pacific Hospitality Group's Annual Conference about the power of kindness and the impact it can have on others. During her speech, Orly shared her personal journey with kindness and how even the smallest gesture can result in powerful connections. Her speech resonated with our employees and moved many of them to tears. I highly recommend Orly for speaking engagements. Your team and/or employees will not be disappointed!"
– Kristal McKanders, Pacific Hospitality Group

"Wow! Orly's presentation was truly inspirational! I heard only positive responses from the teachers as well as the students. One teacher commented on Orly's feeling in the Resource Room, something we don't often talk about. It was a very valuable insight that many kids can relate to. I'm thankful for people like Orly and Lou who have the conviction to stand up and show us - We CAN make a difference. Now that we know this we WILL make a difference!"
- Frankford School