About Rita

Rita Perea is President and CEO of Rita Perea Leadership Coaching and Consulting Associates. As keynote speaker, author, executive coach, and leadership development trainer, she shares her 25-plus years of experience with senior leaders in a wide range of industries. Additionally, Rita is certified as a Work-life Balance Specialist, a Master Cognitive Coach and a Spiritual Director, specializing in mindfulness in the workplace.

Through her Ph.D. studies, Rita developed a strong interest in garden design and plant therapy which led her to become certified as a Master Gardener and a member of the Garden Communicators Association. As a garden designer, she specializes in creating calming outdoor spaces that encourage mindfulness and personal reflection. By combining her love of gardening with providing spiritual direction and leadership coaching to busy executives, Rita founded the International Contemplative Garden Association to foster a sense of community to promote mindfulness in the garden.

Rita is the author of the From Frantic to Fabulous: Transforming Your Work and Your World e-book series and is a contributing author to the popular Awakening the Workplace: Achieving Connection, Fulfillment and Success at Work (2008). She can be reached at RitaPerea.com and ContemplativeGardens.org.

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