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For Parents: Helping Your Kids Cope With Stress

For Students: Let's Talk About Stress

"Rita's presentation to our parents on 'Kids and Stress' was very well-received. Rita helped them be able to identify stress triggers in their children, but more importantly provided very simple strategies to reduce them and be proactive in preventing them when they could. In these times when school budgets are tight, this was money very well spent! We are looking forward to having her back again!" ~ Lorinda C. Allen, Director of Curriculum & Student Assessment, Dudley-Charlton Regional School District

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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!

“Thank you so very much for being part of our Family Leadership Training Institute. Once again, and not surprisingly, our participants raved about your presentation. We heard from them over and over that a highlight of the weekend was your session on stress management and resilience. You are such a fun and engaging presenter! ” 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
“"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
“"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 mentoring 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

May 11: Speaker: Woman in Business Expo, "Resilience: The Key to Retirement Well-being," 6:00 p.m. Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA

May 12: Featured Speaker: "Managing Stress." Brookdale Cushing Park, Framingham, MA 2:00 p.m.

May 21: Featured Speaker: Family Leadership Training Institute, Marlborough, MA

June 6: Featured Speaker: "Resilience: The Key to Retirement Well-being." Brookdale Cushing Park, Framingham, MA 5:30 p.m.

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


A few weeks back a colleague said to me, “I admire how ambitious you are.” Her words stopped me. 
“Ambitious? You see me as ambitious?” I was puzzled. I never thought of myself in that way, so I had to ponder what she meant by that. 
I turned to my internal dictionary and thesaurus — the one my grandmother had drilled into me as a child by insisting that I learn the list of spelling bee words she tore out of the Sunday paper each ... read full post

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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.