Ria is a motivational speaker, author, and professional coach with a passion to help others make the right choices today to reach their goals tomorrow. She triumphed over being sexually abused from age 12 – 19 by her father. Forced to play the role of a wife and even shared with other men, she even considered ending her own life. She escaped by leaving home at 19 without a job, car, or even a high school diploma. She went on to find professional success and later, personal significance. In this motivational keynote presentation, Ria shares her story, the three defining decisions we all face in life, and how to make the right choices today to be who you want to be tomorrow. Ria is an accomplished speaker, sharing her inspirational victim-to-victor story of overcoming adversity with humor and a down-to-earth style that connects with audiences.