About Rita Emmett

Rita Emmett is a “Recovering Procrastinator”, Professional Speaker and best-selling author whose books all together are in 34 countries, have sold over 205,000 copies worldwide and have been featured in over 428 interviews including with Katie Couric.

As a speaker, Rita's presentations help transform audiences

  • from semi-productive to MEGA-productive,
  • from fatigued to energized and
  • from scattered to focused

Rita, and her husband Bruce and their 5 children were all born and raised in the Chicago area. They believe in the positives of raising children as Cubs fans because it teaches how to handle disappointment, how to be eternally optimistic and to forever have the extreme hope that things will always be better next year. Great Life Skills … don’t you agree?

Her customized presentations covering Procrastination, Clutter, Customer Loyalty, Burn-out, and Communication Skills 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 has been honored for her High Content / High Fun interactive Keynotes and Training presentations by being included in the prestigious “Who’s Who in American Education” plus “Who’s Who in America” and the “The World Wide Who’s Who of Women”.

Rita Emmett’s Books

Farkle Shark, You Are Not Stupid

“Everyone is a genius. But if a fish is judged by how well it climbs trees, it will live its entire life feeling stupid”. This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, is the theme of Farkle Shark, You Are Not Stupid. Farkle Shark was feeling blue. His big sister Sparkle criticized the way he talked. But… [Read More]

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  • My very first picture book, Farkle Shark, You Are Not Stupid is based on this quote attributed to Einstein: “Everyone is a genius.
    But if a fish is judged by how well it climbs a tree, it will live its entire life feeling stupid”. Doncha’ love that quote?

  • “Everyone is a genius. But if a fish is judged by how well it climbs trees, it will live its entire life feeling stupid”.
    This quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, is the theme of Farkle Shark, You Are Not Stu […]


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