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Helping Your Kids Cope With 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


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 and insights drawn from her experiences as a resilience strategist, professor, and business owner.

Rita Schiano - Coach and Author

"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

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
“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. ” ~ Staff comments, Southbridge Credit Union
“"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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Upcoming Programs

February 3: Change Your Habitudes©, Change Your Life, 7:00 p.m. Hitchcock Academy, Brimfield, MA. Registration.

February 4: Featured Speaker: Notre Dame Health Care Systems, Worcester, MA

February 17: Featured Speaker: Wellness: The Mind-Body Connection, OFS, Sturbridge, MA.

February 24: Featured Speaker: Lunenburg Public Library. 7:00 p.m., Lunenburg, MA (Open to public)

March 3: "Wellness Works" Health and Wellness Fair, Shepherd Hill Regional High School, 68 Dudley-Oxford Road. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dudley, MA

March 24: Presenter: Embracing Change:Rewiring for Resilience" Empowering Women in Business Conference, 2016 (Nichols College)

March 31: Presenter: Falmouth Academy, Two Programs: Managing Stress Through Resilience for Kids; Helping Your Kids Cope With Stress (Parents), Falmouth, MA

April 6: Presenter: Helping Your Kids Cope With Stress. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m, Hitchcock Academy, Brimfield, MA

April 14: Speaker: 7th Annual Worcester Women's Leadership Conference, Worcester, MA

April 29: Presenter: Bay Path Regional High School, Professional Development Program, Managing Stress Through Resilience, Charlton, MA

Strategic Life Coaching / Mentoring

Rita's strategic mentoring helped me to identify areas of improvement and develop my own personalized plan for resilience in my life." Learn more...

Rita quoted on the Today Show 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

Here are my 26 ways to lead a more serene and happy life.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on how you practice serenity in your life.
~ Rita


Did you know . . .

  • Rita is a Certified Wedding Officiant? Rita supports marriage equality and honors all religious, spiritual and secular backgrounds.