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Rita Schiano

Adjunct Professor

BA, Wells College

Rita Schiano joined the Bay Path community in 2006. When not teaching in the One Day A Week College program, Rita is a resilience strategist and coach, speaker, and founder of Live A Flourishing Life.

Formerly both a corporate vice-president and a small business owner, Rita developed her extensive leadership knowledge, strategies, and insights from her diverse work experiences. Organizations work with 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 to guide clients towards actionable, positive changes that will affect all areas of their 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; and the critically-acclaimed, semi-autobiographical novels Painting The Invisible Man and Sweet Bitter Love.

Rita also has authored articles for The Huffington Post/AOL Healthy Living, the Worcester Business Journal, and has served as a guest blogger for Psychology Today.

She is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, as well as the New England Chapter of the National Speakers Association.