2331 Eastview Drive
Des Plaines, IL 60018
(847) 699-9950
Email: Rita@RitaEmmett.com
Website: RitaEmmett.com

Curriculum Vitae

Keynote Speaker - Seminar Leader - Consultant - Facilitator

 

EDUCATION:

BA in English and psychology
Northeastern Illinois University

MS in Adult Continuing Education
National Louis University

 

EMPLOYMENT:

President of Emmett Enterprises, Inc. 1988 - Present

Coordinator of Education Programs 1977 - 1995

Leyden Family Service & Mental Health Center
10001 West Grand Avenue
Franklin Park, IL. 60131
(847) 451-0330

Adjunct Faculty Member since 1977:

Triton College
2000 N. Fifth Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171
(708) 456-0300

Adjunct Faculty Member since 1985:

Wright College
(Chicago City College)
3400 N. Austin Avenue
Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 481-8900

 

SAMPLE OF TOPICS/PRESENTATIONS:

Generate Customer Loyalty
Manage Stress Creatively
Communicate with People
Conquer Procrastination
Become Assertive
Power Up Your Creativity
Manage Time Effectively
Become Organized

 


Each year is included in the "Who's Who in American Education" 
(since 1992), as well as “Who’s Who in America”,"Who's Who in the  Midwest", "The World Wide Who's Who of Women", and “Who’s Who of American Women”.

Author of THE PROCRASTINATOR’S HANDBOOK: Mastering
the Art of Doing It Now
Walker & Co., New York 2000

Author of The Procrastinating Child:  A Handbook For Adults 
To Help Children Stop Putting Things Off

Walker & Co., New York 2002

Published in GREAT SPEAKERS ANTHOLOGY, Royal Publishing, Inc.

Serves on Professional Women’s Advisory Board of American Biographical Institute

Was keynote speaker at the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield, Illinois.

Business and Professional Women's "Woman of Achievement".

Rode a mule to the bottom of the Grand Canyon & back.

 PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENTS:

AT&T
U.S. Post Office
Mercedes Benz
Met Life
United Airlines
Department of Commerce and Community Affairs
Northwest Realty Board
Girl Scouts of America
American Podiatrist Association
Department of the Navy
The University of Chicago Hospitals
Sheriff's Office of Cook County (Illinois)
Illinois Department of Insurance
Chicago Association of Spring Manufacturers, Inc.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

National Speakers Association
Professional Speakers of Illinois
American Society for Training & Development
Association of Consultants and Educators
International Federation of Professional Speakers

 

Books by Rita

The Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now
New York, NY: Walker and Co., 2000

The Procrastinator's Handbook has also been published in:

Canada
Japan
All British Commonwealths, including Ireland, Scotland & U.K. (including Australia)
Italy
France
Germany
Israel / Hebrew
Korea
Latin America - All Spanish speaking Countries
Brazil
Greece
Spain
Denmark
Czechoslovakia
China
Book of the Month Club
Deseret Book Club
Doubleday Book Club

The Procrastinating Child: A Handbook For Adults To Help Children Stop 
Putting Things Off

The Procrastinating Child has also been published in:

Korea
Canada
British Commonwealth, Ireland, Scotland & U.K., Australia)
France
Japan
Latin America & Puerto Rico
Holland
China (Main Land)
China - Taiwan

Articles Authored by Rita

“Picture This Idea For Relationship Marketing.” Sharing Ideas (October/September 2000)

“The Nuns and The National Enquirer.” Sharing Ideas (August/September 2000)

“Why I Believe in Meeting Clients in Person Any Time I Can.” Professional Speaker (June 1999)

“Market, Network, Have great FUN - Speak on Cruise Ships” Sharing Ideas (April/May 1999)

“Creating Family Traditions.” Care Packages for the Home: Dozens of Ways to Regenerate Spirit Where You Live by Barbara Glanz: Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel, 1998

“A Tribute to Og Mandino” Clarion Newsletter

“While You Take Care of Others, Who Takes Care of You?” Employee Services Management magazine (September 1996)

“House Suddenly Lonely When Kittens Move Out.” Chicago Sun-Times (August, 1996)

“Could We Survive Winter Without Garden Catalogs?” Chicago Sun-Times (February, 1996)

“The Great Zucchini Battle.” Chicago Sun-Times (September, 1995)

 

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