Live A Flourishing Life  

Inspirational Speaker * Author * Strategist

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Need an inspiring and motivating speaker for your next event?

With Rita as your keynote speaker, your audience leaves energized, entertained, educated, and alive with possibilities.

Rita appeals to a wide variety of audiences, delivering results-driven information (with professionally-honed humor!) drawn from her  experiences as an author, professor, and business owner. Click here for more information.   Read Testimonials!

Rita Schiano

Rita Schiano - Coach and AuthorKeynote Speaker

“Rita came out and spoke to a group of clients at our “Spring Friends and Family Night” for our Financial Advisory Firm. She 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. We couldn’t have been happier to have her in front of our best clients to help bring immense value to our practice." ~
Joshua Farmer, Brookstone Wealth Management

“Thank you for agreeing to be our keynote speaker (Outstanding Women in Business Awards). . . . Your speech far exceeded our expectations today, and I truly appreciate the wonderful job that you did. I heard many wonderful comments about you from the attendee’s after the event. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope to work with you again sometime!"  ~ Kris Prosser, Events & Marketing
Manager, Worcester Business Journal 

“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. ~ Veronica Hachey, Program Director, Dress for Success Worcester

"Rita's comprehensive knowledge and excellent public speaking ability, laced with splashes of humor and personal experiences, made for an excellent and informative session." ~ Natural Living Expo

Looking for an innovative trainer for your company or organization?

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 "Rita's training style combines the best of informative and interactive training, resulting in meeting corporate and employee training needs." ~ Rena Hannaford, CEO, WorkTerrain

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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!


Live a Flourishing Life - Blog
Are you a perfectionist? Do you set excessively high performance standards for yourself?

Striving to be the best you can be is a noble goal. Yet, when the pursuit of perfection is accompanied by overly critical self-evaluation, the road can become a slippery slope ending in self-doubt, and even depression.

Think, instead, about shifting your perspective from perfectionism to one of excellence. A determined commitment to excellence will enable you to attain the ... read full post
Rita Schiano Snippets

Congratulations Rita!

The Central Mass South Chamber of Commerce named Rita as the 2013 Citizen of the Year!

Upcoming Speaking Engagements


November 10: National Association of Professional Organizers, Waltham, MA

June 5: Connecticut Parks and Recreation Association. Branford, CT

May 15: Bay Path Elder Services, Marlborough,  MA

May 14: SUNY Empire State College, Newburgh, NY

May 7: Bay Path Elder Services, Marlborough,  MA

April 27-29: Keynote Speaker: PMA Foundation’s Women’s Fresh Perspectives Conference, Phoenix, AZ

April 24: South Middlesex Opportunities Council, Framinham, MA

April 22: Guest Speaker: Own Your Story, Bay Path College, Sturbridge, MA

April 17: Bay Path Elder Services, Marlborough,  MA

April 15: Bay Path Elder Services, Marlborough,  MA

April 10: South Middlesex Opportunities Council, Framinham, MA

April 10: South Middlesex Opportunities Council, Framinham, MA

April 9: OFS, Sturbridge, MA

April 3: Community Teamwork, Inc., Lowell, MA

April 2: South Middlesex Opportunities Council, Framingham, MA

April 1: Hometown Bank, Spencer, MA

March 27: Empowering Women in Business Conference (Nichols College)

March 25: South Middlesex Opportunities Council, Framinham, MA

March 20: Alpha Gamma Educators

March 18: South Middlesex Opportunities Council, Marlborough, MA

March 17: South Middlesex Opportunities Council, Framinham, MA

March 13: South Middlesex Opportunities Council, Marlborough, MA

March 11: Southbridge Credit Union, Sturbridge, MA

March 11: The McCurdy Group

Did you know . . .

Stress-related illnesses cost American businesses more than $300 billion a year? CONTACT RITA about Stress Management Training for your employees.

What People Are Saying . . .


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Prefer Private Mentoring?  Learn more... “Rita's mentoring helped me to identify areas of improvement and develop my own personalized plan for resilience in my life."  Yes! Send me more information!

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More News . . .

* Psychology Today Guest Blogger: Fear's Connection To Anxiety; The TIme For Action Is Upon Us;   In The Face of Adversity: Practice Gratitude,

* Check out the Psychology Today blog discussion of Rita's Stress Management course at Bay Path College!

* Be The Change . . .     Turning old cell phones into lifesavers. Live A Flourishing Life™ teams up with Hope Phones. Our goal . . . to collect and recycle 500 cell phones. Click here to learn more about Hope Phones and to find a community collection box near you.

* Click hear to listen to Rita on Artists First - ChitChat Cafe Live Podcast

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