Live A Flourishing Life  

Resilience Strategist * Inspirational Speaker

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Need an inspiring and motivating speaker for your next event?

Rita Schiano

Rita Schiano - Coach and Author
"Excellent presentation!! Fun, funny, very well done. Could have spent more time with Rita. Bravo!" ~ Empowering Women in Business Conference, Nichols College, 2014

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. Read More.  

What People Are Saying About Rita!

"Rita brings a warm, knowledgeable, accessible, and humorous presence and makes the information so easy to grasp. Many of the attendees said they experienced an "Aha!" moment  . . .  and went home with tools to help them live more flourishing lives . . . . ~ Merry Cole, Founder and Executive Director of True North Holistic Center and Retreat House

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

“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 . . ."  ~ Kris Prosser, Events & Marketing Manager, Worcester Business Journal 

“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'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
"Never cease trying to be the best that you can be. That's under your control. If you get too engrossed and involved and concerned in regard to the things in which you have no control, it will adversely affect the things over which you have control." - From John Wooden on True Success (View video)

The frustration or anger that can well inside us from situations that are not only out of our control, but have nothing to do with us, chips away at our peace of mind and releases ... read full post
Rita Schiano Snippets

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

What People Are Saying . . .

"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

  • [Rita] was engaging, funny and so insightful. I really appreciated her thoughtful approach and vast knowledge of her subject matter 
  • She shared personal stories that I could relate to. She reached everybody in the room no matter what age. . . 
  • Rita is a candid & engaging presenter-- connects with the audience . . . She knows her stuff!

Read more testimonials here!

Did you know . . .

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

Congratulations Rita!

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

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!

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 University!


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