New School Programs!Rita Schiano - Coach and Author

For Parents: Helping Your Kids Cope With Stress

For Students: Let's Talk About Stress

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

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Rita Schiano - Coach and Author

"Rita, the Empowering Women in Business Conference committee would like to thank you for presenting at the 2016 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.” CLICK to read the feedback we received."

What People Are Saying About Rita!

“"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
“On behalf of Suzanne and myself, thank you immensely for a great session last weekend at the Family Leadership Training Institute. Our participants got so much out of your presentation. And, I must say, we love the hearty laughs you inspire and the wonderful style you share with us. It was great! ” Linda Freeman, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
“Rita came to us at a time of great upheaval, when we needed a new approach in overcoming our stress. Rita spoke for 1 hour (we wish it had been all day!) and was powerful in her insights and advice. She made me laugh and she made me cry. Because she helped me to see my situation in a new way, I was able to clarify my thoughts and make the best decision for my future. I look forward to working with Rita individually and highly recommend her to others who need help or want to move forward in their careers or personal lives. Rita is a gem and a joy to be around. ” ~Janet M. Zafiris Executive Assistant, Office of Administration, New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School
“Rita . . . was funny, engaging, and enthusiastic. Every one of the 30 plus clients in attendance made an effort to thank us for bringing in Rita to share her thoughts and her story. This thanks from our clients was the greatest compliment we could receive!” Joshua Farmer, Brookstone Wealth Management
“Rita Schiano brings so much more than a lecture or speech to her audiences. Dress for Success Worcester refers back to Rita again and again when in need of a volunteer speaker not only for her diverse subject matter but because of what she brings to each address. Rita knows her audience, engages her audience and time after time leaves her audience feeling empowered, confident and ready to flourish! Our clients pack the room when they hear Rita is going to speak. We at Dress for Success Worcester are honored every time Rita says "Yes! I will speak at your engagement." We can't say enough great things about what Rita has done for our clients and the staff at Dress for Success Worcester. Here are some comments from our clients. ” ~ Veronica Hachey, Program Director, Dress for Success Worcester
“I knew that Rita was a great choice, but last night she surpassed my expectations. [She] did an amazing job and so many people were singing [her] praises even before the evening was over. ” Margo Chevers, Tri-Town Domestic Violence Task Force, "Dancing With Stars" Event Coordinator

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"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.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements / Programs

December 10: Featured Speaker: Family Leadership Training Institute, Marlborough, MA

January 3: Speaker: Dudley-Charlton Regional School,- Professional Development, Practices for a Positive Workplace, Dudley, MA

January 8: Featured Speaker: "7 Steps to New Year's Resolution Success," 2:00 p.m. Townsend Public Library, Townsend, MA

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The Blog

Saturday, September 17 was a long and exhausting day. Truthfully, the whole week leading up to that date had been long and exhausting. Adding to the grueling schedule was excruciating pain caused by two bone spurs in my right foot. All I wanted to do that Saturday was teach my 5-hour leadership class at Bay Path University, get home that afternoon, take 800mg of ibuprofen, eat a meal, and get off my foot. That's what I wanted to do.

However.... A few months prior to that day, my ... read full post

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  • Rita is a Certified Wedding Officiant? Rita supports marriage equality and honors all religious, spiritual and secular backgrounds.