“Rita Schiano is an excellent facilitator. We appreciated her approach of shaping the two-day professional development and team building based on an initial needs assessment to design a professional development plan appropriate to our needs and expectations. She was engaging and the activities and information was relevant and useful. Our team continues to draw from that two day development experience!” ~ Karen-Louise Rucks, Th.D., Executive Director of Advancement, Quinsigamond Community College
Rita appeals to a wide variety of audiences, delivering results-driven information and insights drawn from her experiences as a resilience strategist, professor, and business owner. Her desire to “entertain, motivate, inspire, and educate” has been the consistent thread and persistent driving force in her professional (and personal) life.
Your audience leaves energized, entertained, educated, and alive with possibilities. (Want to know who hires Rita? Check out her Client List)
"Rita, the Empowering Women in Business Conference committee would like to thank you for presenting at [this year's] conference. Your willingness to share your expertise with other women truly fits into our mission of providing 'women with the dynamic opportunity to advance their career, grow their business, or help map their future by pursuing professional development within a welcoming environment of career-focused women leaders.' Thank you for being one of those “career-focused women leaders.” (Photo Rita with Adrianne Hastet-Davis)
“I thoroughly enjoy listening to Rita, no matter the topic. She is smart, engaging and relevant. .... Effectively delivered her message. Made us think; reflect; encourage mindfulness and gratitude. Thank you!”
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What People Are Saying About Rita!
“Rita, thank you for your motivational presentation to Business Forward Females of Corridor Nine. Your message on the value of a positive attitude was educational, humorous, and enthusiastic! We all left that day feeling inspired and wanting to share that positivity with colleagues, friends, and family members.”
~ Karen Chapman, President, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce
“Thank you very much for hosting you Live A Flourishing Life Stress Management Workshop at the Sunderland Public Library. . . The personal and intimate nature of your workshop truly allowed our patrons to get to the root causes of their stress and learn techniques to reduce stress that they could begin using immediately. I appreciate your willingness to host your program for our small crowd, and the enthusiasm and care you showed.”
~ Katherine Hand, Library Director, Sunderland Public Library
“Hi Rita ... Just a quick note to thank you for presenting to our membership yesterday. Your Keynote presentation was well received by all in attendance; you hit upon some critical issues impacting our membership and provided them with practical and useful information on how to appropriately address the multiple facets of being a successful leader and how to develop a successful leadership team. On behalf of the ASE Executive Director, Carla Jentz, our Executive Board President, Julianna Hanscom and the Executive Board of the MA Administrators for Special Education, thank you for doing such a great job yesterday. We hope that we can work together again in the future.”
~ Dr. Ed Nazzaro, Special Project Consultant MA Administrators of Special Education
“Rita, the Empowering Women in Business Conference committee would like to thank you for presenting at [this year's] conference. Your willingness to share your expertise with other women truly fits into our mission of providing “women with the dynamic opportunity to advance their career, grow their business, or help map their future by pursuing professional development within a welcoming environment of career-focused women leaders. Thank you for being one of those “career-focused women leaders.”
~ Empowering Women in Business Conference
Strategic Personal Coaching
"Rita's strategic coaching helped me to identify areas of improvement and develop my own personalized plan for resilience in my life."
Strategic personal coaching is customized specifically to your most important goals, interests, challenges, and needs. The goal of private sessions is to offer insight and assistance that will guide you towards actionable, positive changes that will affect all areas of your life. Learn more...
To Schedule an Introductory Coaching Appointment call 774-230-5670 or e-mail Rita. Rita received her Strategic Intervention Coaching Certificate from Robbins-Madanes. Sessions held in-person or live online via Doxy.me.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
September 30: Speaker,"Living a Less Stressed, More Flourishing Life," 2:00 p.m. Sturbridge HerbFest, Sturbridge, MA
May 20:Presenter: "The Healing Power of Forgiveness." 1`:00 p.m. Alternatives for Health, Sturbridge, MA
April 16: Speaker: "Finding Joy in Uncertain Times." First Parish Church, 10:00 a.m. Berlin, MA
April 12: Speaker: Massachusetts Assisted Living Association. Via Zoom
Is there something you’ve been talking about doing? Do you say, “I want to write a book, someday.” “I want a new career,” “I want to start my own business,” “I need to start a retirement fund,” I want a ____ . I need a ____ . I want to____ . I need to____ . (You fill in the blank.) Then this is the program for you! (Learn more)
When it comes to resilience, attitude really is everything. Having an optimistic view of yourself and confidence in your strengths and abilities creates conditions for success and healthier living.To start, let me be clear. When I talk of optimism, I do not mean that rose-colored glasses, Pollyannaish-way of looking at the world. True optimists know bad things happen; they experience tragedy just like everyone else. But what separates optimists from their pessimistic brothers and sisters is how ... read full post
Did you know . . .
Rita is a Certified Wedding Officiant? Rita supports marriage equality and honors all religious, spiritual and secular backgrounds. Contact Rita