“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.
"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)
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
“Rita Schiano is a fabulous speaker! She is dynamic, passionate, fun and very engaging. Her direct delivery of information is refreshing- the audience was very focused and several parents were taking notes! I could have listened to her speak for hours!! Rita has a way of making people comfortable and giving them the confidence to share and ask questions. Everyone came away with tips to try at home to promote positive changes and to build resiliency in ourselves and our children.”
~ Lisa Meunier RN, M.Ed, Burgess Elementary School Nurse
“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 is a gifted speaker with a heart for helping others in their growth process. Her focus on personal fulfillment as a worthwhile goal is refreshing.”
~ Laurie Nelson, Attendee (Change Your Habitudes 2.0 Workshop, April 2018)
“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
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 Programs and Workshops
October 5: Featured Speaker: "Managing Stress." 10:00 a.m. Sturbridge Herbfest, Sturbridge, MA.
May 16: Featured Speaker: "Living a Less Stressed, More Flourishing Life," 6:30 p.m. Hubbard Memorial Library, Ludlow, MA
May 14: Featured Speaker: "Managing Stress for Caregivers," 7:00 p.m. Dedham Special Education Parents Advisory Committee,Dedham, MA
"Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones.A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you."~ Shannon L. AlderA few months ago, I received the following e-mail via my website:
Dear Ms. Schiano: I am writing you with the hopes that you are Rita Schiano, the daughter of my beloved piano teacher, mentor, and second mother Jane Marie Notarthomas Schiano of Syracuse, NY. I was on Route 20, heading to the Brimfield Fair when I saw your name ... 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. Contact Rita