Personal Development Resilience-Building Presentations

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Below are my most requested programs. Please know that I am happy to customize a program to reflect your specific goals and outcomes, and change program titles to better suit your theme.

Call me at 774-230-5670 or e-mail via Contact Rita to discuss the best program option for your business or organization's needs.

"Thank you!" for your wonderful presentation at the Milford Area Chamber Women's Group. Your message really moved and inspired me -- just wanted to you to know how much I appreciated it!" Lori Sousa, New Hope, Inc.

Personal Development Resilience-Building Presentations

Resilience: The Key To Retirement Well-Being

Having a satisfying and healthy retirement is a case study in resilience. When your days of working full time come to an end, much of what you have known ends too. Your sense of self, your financial underpinnings, possibly your access to good health care, your social structure, your relationships with others, all will undergo changes. This presentation looks at the six basic life areas below:

  • Physical Environment
  • Personal Growth
  • Health and Recreation
  • Family
  • Community
  • Spirituality
Program time frame options: 1 hour or 90-minute.
"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


How To Recover From Setbacks and Embrace Change (Personal Resilience Building)

Resilience is not a trait people are born with. Resilience involves behaviors, thoughts, skills, and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone. In this program participants will be learn practical strategies that will enable them to be effective, resilient people. Areas cover may include:

  • Optimistic or Pessimistic? Defining the skills and attitudes that make up resiliency.
  • Understanding one's past and its affect on how we react and respond
  • Breaking through old patterns of thinking
  • Identify the characteristics and factors that make for resilient people
  • Managing strong feelings
  • Communication and problem-solving skills
  • Techniques for adopting and developing resilient skills and attitudes
  • Recognizing characteristics of resilient people
  • Tackle fear of failure
  • Identify and understand effective communication styles
  • Set goals and manage priorities
Program time frame options: 90-minute or 2-hour.
"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


Change Your Habitude, Change  Your Life

(How Your Attitude Affects Your Personal and Professional Life)

From ancient philosophers to modern day inspirational thinkers, the message has been the same: Your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, and your actions become your habits.

At the core of how we perceive ourselves, how we present ourselves, are our HABITUDES© — habitual ways of thinking and acting that affect our attitudes towards our life.

While our attitudes influence our behavior, it’s our habits — those recurrent, often unconscious patterns of behavior — that direct our actions.

That's why we need to look back at those early lessons, those habits we developed, and determine if they serve us or if they are habits that do not serve us. And then we must ask ourselves, "Is this the kind of person I want to be?"

This program explains how powerful your attitude really is and the effect it can have on your well-being and on those around you. Participants will be hear practical strategies that will help them understand and re-shape their attitude.

Program time frame options: 1 hour; 90-minute. Also available as a full day work shop, retreat program.
"I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and highly recommend it to anyone feeling stuck or ready to make changes in their life. . . . The genuineness of presentation; [Rita's] passion and energy is inspiring." Kristina LeDuc
"I really enjoyed the entire day, and got so many amazing insights from the program. It is rare that you have the time - or make the commitment - to doing something completely for you. This program made a big impact by combining the science and emotion of habits with the great interactive exercises to really imprint the teaching of the day." ~ C.T.
"I believe that this program can bring help and healing to so many lives. I would love to see men take this course, as it would benefit anyone to attain wellness and wholeness in all aspects of one's life. Thank you for a great day." ~ Debra Seaman