A member of the National Speakers Association, a veteran of the TEDx stage, Author, and was a featured guest on”The Oprah Winfrey Show”
At 34 making great money as a sales rep, in the construction industry. Driving a new blue sports car, a closet full of expensive clothes and living a happy single life. My life looked perfect, friends were envious, my mother was proud.
On the inside I was dying, I was a broken soul and the self-abuse through drugs and alcohol was beginning to take its toll. Family and friends grew concerned, they could not understand why I was sabotaging my success.
Harboring a horrific secret, no one knew the pain I was suffering, and I contemplated and came close to dying by suicide. Fortunately, after watching “Oprah” share her secret of incest, child sexual abuse on her show, I knew the only way to fix what my perpetrators broke was to get help.
After years of healing, I courageously shared my story sitting next to the woman who unknowingly saved my life. October 2009 I was a featured guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and shared my secrets of incest, child sexual abuse.
Now as a Professional Speaker and speaking coach I help others find their voice and live positively in their life. The THRIVE Perspective® program is an innovative approach that focuses on mindset success for 100% personal accountability. Helping others become a Leader in their life, because “There’s always and Upside no matter what we've gone through”
TEDx Talk “Healing Sexual Abuse Can Start With One Word” “I’m a survivor of the Larry Nassar Scandal, thank you for your TEDx talk.” Kayla Galecka, Former Gymnast
Your audience will be inspired by Rena’s story of survival and ignited by the guiding principles that led to her success, giving them practical, fun and empowering strategies to bring their best self to life every day!
Specialties: Professional Keynote Speaker, Certified Public Speaking Coach, Certified Mindset Success, 1 hour to full day
"Many of our members, gave me a big thank you hug and said, I needed to hear that!" Ginger Carlisle, Regional Vice President - Primerica
"Thank you for the wonderful Keynote, You are a breath of fresh air." Richelle A. Harris Shindel – Membership Director – Heron Creek Golf & Country
The Real Deal......
Trained and Certified to Help YOU Create a Culture of Productivity, Positivity and Potential
• Certified Positivity/Happiness Master: MindPT Program
• Certified Leadership/Empowerment Coach: John C. Maxwell Team
• Certified Speaking/Presentations Skills Coach: World Class Public Speaking/Craig Valentine
Discovering that my sales and entrepreneurial success come not only from the technical skills I studied to excel but greatly due to a shift in perspective of a painful past allowing me to achieve and maintain a positive mindset. I share the systematic, attainable lessons that have shaped my awareness from having an expectation of life to a deep appreciation of past experiences that have helped me achieve success!
"Rena is an entertaining, effective speaker. Her knack to engage an audience is impeccable. I left feeling proud of my accomplishments in both family and career. I now have a sense of I can do it attitude, overcoming fear in my personal and professional goals." Rosie Slocum, MCMP – Director of Membership – BallenIsles Country Club
Simple Motto: "If you want your life to be different, you must do things differently"
A master at engaging your audience and effortlessly assisting them in shifting their attitude so that they can accelerate their Success!
7 Reasons Why Rena is The Best Choice!
“Absolutely amazing! Captivating presentation!” - Lydia E. Pizarro, Dress For Success Tampa
“Story driven, informational, actionable content” - Katie Krimitsos, Co-Owner Tampa Bay Business Owners
“You energized and inspired our group” - Jessica Rivelli, Founder Working Women Florida
“You resonated well with our audience and the message was perfect.” - Rick Coyne CEO Club Mark Corp.
“An inspiration for what is possible for all women” - Deborah Shane, Author and Trainer
“Absolutely made a positive impact in my work!” - Francisco Fuentes, VP Chicos