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Rita is a very good speaker / presenter. Her down to earth manner makes you feel comfortable. . . . The workshop was very well presented, very well articulated and easy to process. Rita's attitude is positive and caring, essential for team building and conflict resolution. ~ Southbridge Credit Union
"Rita's desire to “entertain, motivate, inspire, and educate” has been the consistent thread and persistent driving force in her professional (and personal) life."


Rita Schiano is a resilience strategist and coach, speaker, and founder of Rita Schiano ~ Live A Flourishing Life. A former corporate vice-president and small business owner, Rita's leadership knowledge, strategies, and insights draw from both sides of the aisle. Organizations use Rita to help staff build resilient leadership skills, manage stress, and improve morale. As a personal strategic coach, Rita helps clients focus specifically on their most important goals, interests, challenges, and needs. The goal of private sessions is to offer insight and assistance that guides you towards actionable, positive changes that will affect all areas of your life. Rita received her Strategic Intervention Coaching Certificate from Robbins-Madanes.

She is the author of several books, including Live A Flourishing Life, a stress management and resilience-building process workbook; the critically-acclaimed, semi-autobiographical novel Painting The Invisible Man, and Sweet Bitter Love and articles for The Huffington Post / AOL Healthy Living, the Worcester Business Journal, and guest blogger for Psychology Today.

For several years, Rita was a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association. As a speaker and featured presenter, Rita leaves her audiences in a motivated and inspired frame of mind. She has served Bay Path University as an Adjunct Professor since 2006. And in July 2015, Rita was certified as a non-denominational ministerial marriage officiant by the ULC.

2020: Woman In Business, Inc., Outstanding Woman in Business Award

2017: Bay Path University, Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member Award

2013: Chamber of Central Mass South, Citizen of the Year Award

  In November 2013, the Chamber of Central Mass South         Citizen of the Year Award - Rita Schiano, stating "As the founder of Live a Flourishing Life, Rita Schiano embodies the  leadership, selflessness and hard work our community benefits by each and every day. Rita's insights and experience create strategies that teach individuals and businesses how to manage stress in order to improve morale and affect positive change. Rita is a leader, community activist, inspirational speaker, teacher, coach, author, and our Citizen of the Year."

In November of 2014, Rita was asked to serve on the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Central Mass South, a position she was honored to assume.

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View the book trailer for Painting The Invisible Man.... hear the interview with Laurie Zieber on She Speaks To Inspire.

About Live A Flourishing Life©

Our mission is multi-fold. Our strategic professional workshops help businesses flourish by working with staff to strengthen work relationships through team building, conflict resolution, effective communication, and critical and creative thinking skills.

As a Strategic Personal Coach, Rita helps people develop and tap into the skills and attitudes necessary for them to overcome personal and professional barriers, build resilience, and live a better life.

Live A Flourishing Life workshops and coaching are customized specifically to one's most important goals, interests, challenges, and needs. The goal is to offer insight and assistance that will guide people towards actionable, positive changes that will affect all areas of life.

For a list of our programs and workshops, please click here. For more information on Strategic Personal Coaching, please contact Rita directly.