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Stories That Inspire Us / The Author Series with Rita Ernst - 08.10.23

Stories That Inspire Us / The Author Series, welcomed to today’s podcast, Thursday, August 10, 2023, Rita Ernst. Rita is an organizational effectiveness consultant, executive coach, speaker, writer and Owner / CEO of Ignite Your Extraordinary, an organizational consulting practice emphasizing the convergence of happiness and productivity to create positive, committed, high-performing organizations. She is also the Author of the Book: Show Up Positive.

I “truly” was riveted when I read Rita’s book. From the Dedication, Preface and reading the first chapter: You “Show Up Positive” Invitation, I knew this was so much more than what I had anticipated. As Rita stated in her book, “. . . the beginning of a multi-dimensional change; not a step-by-step . . .”, I felt as though I was not going to just read her book, I certainly was going to learn a whole lot from reading it, and I certainly did!

Rita, by nature, is a Geek when it comes to psychology. She holds an advanced degree in Organizational Psychology from Clemson University. Her book advocates you to stop waiting and generate positivity yourself. She offers in her book Show Up Positive acts to inspire and motivate your success while taking back your happiness at work. As mentioned on the back of her book: “Rita emphasizes grasping reality with all of its flaws and disappointments and choosing not to let those imperfections define the possibilities. . .”

The beauty of Showing Up Positive is that not only can employers improve employee morale, reduce operating costs and increase profit margins, you, as an individual, can learn, develop and cultivate your own positivity by engaging and taking an active part in creating your own “Template for Success”! How you use this book will make an impact in your life, a positive one and that certainly will “Ignite Your Extraordinary”!!

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Thank you Rita - “truly” these are the Stories That Inspire Us!!