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The best hour of my day Saturday... Rita was personal, funny and human... No... I am not perfect but I can be happy with being excellent... Can't wait for your "Time Management Workshop." ~ Linda Kurowski, Holyoke Public Library

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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.

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!

“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
“Thank you so much for all your help last night. It was just what we all needed. The staff was very impressed with your presentation. I look forward to working with you again in the future.” Lynn Zukas, Zukas Hilltop Barn
“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
“Last week we had Rita Schiano present "Living a Less Stressful, More Fruitful Life." Rita is the author of "Live a Flourishing Life," and "Painting the Invisible Man." She teaches at Bay Path University, and has been a successful motivational speaker and community activist for many years. We had a small audience, and Rita was very personal with advice on reducing and handling stress. She was friendly, completely prepared, and the audience responded quite well to her message. I am highly recommending her to all libraries. ” ~ Deborah Shields, Lunenburg Public Library
“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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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.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements / Programs

October 5: Private Training. Worcester, MA

October 8: Featured Speaker: "If Only There Were 25 Hours In A Day . . .," 11:00 a.m. Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke, MA

October 7: Speaker: Dudley-Charlton Regional School,- Professional Development, Dudley, MA

October 19: Private Training. Worcester, MA

October 28: Featured Speaker: “Change Your Habitudes, Change Your Life.” Woman in Business, Sturbridge, MA 12:00 p.m.

October 31: Keynote Speaker: Massachusetts Administrators for Special Education, Worcester, MA 

November 8: Speaker: Dudley-Charlton Regional School, "Managing Stress - Professional Development," Dudley, MA

November 14: Featured Speaker: "Living A Less Stressed, More Flourishing Life," 6:30 pm., Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland, MA

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

Rita quoted on Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda!

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Gift Certificates for Rita's strategic life coaching / mentoring, workshops, books available here exclusively!

Live A Flourishing Life - Book and CD A self-exploration process book on how to overcome personal barriers, build resilience, decrease stress, and live the good life!

The Blog

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3. Once you free yourself of the illusion of who you want to be, the truth of who you are is crystal clear.

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Did you know . . .

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