Our Founder

Rita Perea is President and CEO of Rita Perea Leadership Consulting Associates.  As a leadership consultant, executive coach, professional development trainer and keynote speaker, she shares her 25-plus years of experience with senior leaders in a wide range of industries. Additionally, Mrs. Perea is certified as a Work-life Balance Specialist, a Master Cognitive Coach and a Spiritual Director, specializing in mindfulness in the workplace.

Rita developed a strong interest in gardening which led her to become certified as a Master Gardener and a member of the Garden Writers Association. As a garden designer, she specializes in creating calming outdoor spaces that encourage mindfulness and personal reflection. By combining her love of gardening with providing spiritual direction to busy executives searching to connect with Spirit, Rita founded the International Contemplative Garden Association to foster a sense of community for this unique style of gardening.

Rita holds both a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree. She also possesses a Specialist’s degree in Leadership from Drake University and is currently a Doctoral degree candidate.

Perea is the author of the From Frantic to Fabulous: Transforming Your Work and Your World upcoming e-book series and is a contributing author to the popular Awakening the Workplace: Achieving Connection, Fulfillment and Success at Work (2008).

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