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About Rita Emmett

Rita Emmett is a professional speaker, President of Emmett Enterprises, Inc. since 1985, and author of The Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now, and The Procrastinating Child: A Handbook for Adults to Help Children Stop Putting Things Off

Rita, who lives in Des Plaines, Illinois, has been honored for her High Content / High Fun interactive Keynotes and Training presentations by being included in the prestigious “Who’s Who in America” and the “The World Wide Who’s Who of Women”. She helps people transform from “just fine” to mega-productive and from fatigued to energized.

Her customized presentations have helped hundreds of organizations improve their performance, productivity and profitability, and head off burnout before it starts. Some of Rita’s clients include AT&T, Kraft Food, Mercedes Benz, Met Life, and The National Kidney Foundation.

Rita uses principles of Accelerated Learning; her stories and humor help people absorb more ideas and retain them longer, and her enthusiasm leaves people feeling energized and invigorated.

She publishes a free monthly “Anticrastination Tip Sheet” available at www.RitaEmmett.com with tips and ideas to help people blast away the procrastination habit.


The Procrastinator's Handbook

Track Record


The Procrastinator's Handbook, since publication has:

  • sold over 200,000 copies.

  • been discussed in over 92 newspaper, radio and TV interviews, including The Today Show with Katie Couric

  • been sold to over 26 countries, as well as the Book of the Month Club.

  • 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.)

  • been covered in Time Magazine, Family Circle, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Essence, The Financial Times and Christian Science Monitor.

The Procrastinating Child: A Handbook for Adults to Help Children Stop Putting Things Off was sold to Canada, Japan, France, Korea, China and the United Kingdom and featured in TIME magazine even before it was published.

The Procrastinating Child is the first and only book on the subject of help for procrastinating children. Isn’t that ironic? Don’t we all know families (maybe even our own) where the parents have spent years trying to figure out what to do with a child who forever procrastinates? They tell the child “You can get better grades. Do your homework” or “You’re not coming out till you clean your room.” But the child feels overwhelmed and doesn’t know how to accomplish any of this.

Often children think that others were born with the ability to get things done on time, but they were not blessed with that talent.

And no one has taught the parents how to help the child “do it now”.

This is the right book for the right time.


The Clutter-Busting Handbook will be published in April 2005


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