Rita Emmett, MS, is a Professional Speaker, a Consultant,
and the Author of three books:
Handbook: Mastering The Art Of Doing It Now
“Recovering Procrastinator”, Rita offers not only sure-fire
tips and techniques, but she also offers hope that procrastinators
can convert. She is adamant that procrastination is NOT a personality
flaw or a character trait, it is simply a habit. This book:
- Sold over 100,000 copies in the first 14 months, and
Landed Rita on The Today Show interviewed by Katie Couric
- Shows how a common kitchen gadget can get us started
when we’ve been putting off something for ages
- Offers help to the “I Wanna Do It All” procrastinators
- Explores how a variety of fears (including Fear of Success)
can immobilize us
- Received an award from Digital Palm Media as the top
selling non-fiction e-book of 2001 (Stephen King was the
top selling fiction e-book of the year)
The Procrastinating Child:
A Handbook For Adults To Help Children
Stop Putting Things Off
- Was the first book published totally devoted to helping
children stop procrastinating
- Includes true stories and strategies-that-work from
some of the 673 people that Rita interviewed about children
- Helps parents learn how to work as a team with children
to coach them out of the putting-off habit
- Teaches a simple, quick strategy to take the STING out
of feeling overwhelmed
- Has been used as a fundraiser at grade and high schools
and combined with the first book, is published in over 32
Clean It Up, Clear It Out, and Keep Your Life Clutter-Free
“Recovered Pack Rat” Rita Emmett writes that we do not
have clutter because we are messy, lazy or disorganized. Clutter
comes from just 4 (yes, only 4) habits. Rita gives you a simple
compassionate, energizing plan for breaking those habits, for
taming clutter and simple tips to help you:
- stop saving all those goofy things that you never need
- stop bringing goofy things into your life that you never
need or use
- find places to put your stuff
- stop setting things down and not putting them where
- cultivate new habits to keep clutter from returning
- part with some of your beloved junk … er … stuff, without
breaking your heart or making you cry like a baby poodle
Once you've eliminated un-needed and un-used stuff, and set
boundaries on what you allow to come into your home or work
space, you will be delighted by how much easier it is to find
places for your stuff. AND how much easier it is to find what
you want when you want it.
Rita has made over 100
radio and TV appearances, including The Today Show where she
was interviewed by Katie Couric
Rita's High Content / High Fun Interactive presentations
cover subjects such as Blast Away Procrastination, Generate
Fabulous Customer Service, and "While You Take Care of
Others, Who Takes Care of You?"
View a complete list of Rita's topics
Her customized and interactive keynotes and training
seminars have helped hundreds of organizations improve
their performance and profitability, and head
off burnout before it starts.
Some of her clients are Kraft Foods, AT&T, Northwestern Mutual
Life, Mercedes Benz, National Kidney Foundation, Re/Max Realtors,
University of Chicago Medical Center.
View more information about her clients
Rita uses principles of Accelerated Learning; her stories &
humor help people absorb more ideas and retain them
longer, and her enthusiasm leaves people feeling energized
Rita is convinced that learning can be fun. As a result,
most people attending her presentations agree:
- they actually enjoyed the process of learning
- they learned valuable information which can be used
RIGHT NOW and
- they definitely were NOT bored.
One of the best evaluations Meeting Planners give to Rita
is that they often invite her back to present more programs
for their people.
"For the second time in 9 months you have addressed our
organization, and no doubt our group is more productive and
creative as the result of your insights."
R. Brown, President, Banner Personnel Service, Inc.
Everyone in the audience loves to hear how Rita's customized
presentations address their needs and concerns.
"It is a pleasure to have a speaker take the time to research
her audience & gear her talk specifically to the group."
E. Nap, Wisconsin Gas Company
Meeting Planners love Rita's High Content / High Fun style.
"Informative, fun and filled with real-life, down to earth
strategies for tackling life problems. So glad we've already
scheduled you for next year."
K. Messer, Life Service Network of Illinois
Participants don't want to leave simply feeling good,
they want to learn skills they can use right NOW to start solving
"Enthusiastic! Several of us have already taken action
on conquering procrastination."
L.L. Morabito, Qantas Airways Limited
A program is best received when everyone in the audience
can relate to the speaker.
"The workshop is attended by all support staff - transportation,
food service, maintenance, and instructional support. You were
able to reach this diverse group of people with professionalism
and humor. The morning passed in a flash! Outstanding!"
J. Duller, Leyden High Schools, Franklin Park, IL
Participants often consider Rita's presentation to be
the most important part of the meeting.
"The account executives rated you as the highlight of
their daylong meeting. Your presentation was truly a value and
N. Gilpin, Nicor
Meeting Planners love hearing their people urge co-workers
to rush to hear Rita's next presentation.
"Everyone is raving about your workshops and encouraging
others to attend your offerings we've scheduled in future months."
P. Murphy, ESRD Network 13, Oklahoma City, OK
Meeting Planners love it when the evaluations show top
"Wow! Did you make an impact! The response to your presentation
earned the highest rating of any speaker that we've had in our
district in the nineteen years I have been here."
D. Abhalter, Western Springs Public Schools
One evaluation audience members love to give is that the
time flew by for them.
"First presentation I was at that I never once felt the
need to check the time on my watch!"
Participant Evaluation at Ameritech Seminar
Equally important, audience members want valuable information
delivered in an entertaining and enjoyable manner.
"Your humor & storytelling were excellent vehicles for
getting a serious message out."
A. Whaley, Innovation Ink
People are delighted when they receive from Rita helpful
skills for both the home and workplace.
"Outstanding! Insightful! What a tremendous amount of
"take away" content to use in our professional and personal
M. Hawley, The Talbott Hotel