"Not only is she talented, but
she is a very pleasant person making the planning and implementation of stress related activities much easier," says Tom Quinn,
Director of the Etowah County Chamber of Commerce, who booked Rita numerous times, one of which was the annual Riverfest,
hosting crowds of over 20,000!
Rita Young Allen, M.A., is an award-winning
vocalist, speaker and trainer. She is an educated Southern Belle with the strength of a Steel Magnolia, and a voice
that demands attention. From individual training to group instruction to Carnegie Hall, Rita can deliver the “change”
power connector for organizational sour notes. If Corporate America is to run like a finely-tuned instrument, it must
BE a finely-tuned instrument! The principles of harmony in music are the same as the principles of harmony in business,
with a different application.
Rita began her "stage" life at age three which
developed into a full-time travel-performance life by age 19. After being awarded second place for female soloist in
the Florida Gospel Music Awards, her performance career soared. She became a member of the movie cast, "Kent State Riot,"
starred in numerous TV commercials and made dozens of TV appearances from news programs to full TV specials. Three
years in a row, Rita was a finalist in the Mrs. Alabama Pageant resulting in a contract pageant judging position with a national
pageant, judging pageants from Maine to Florida.
Since 1982 Rita has enjoyed her
own, very successful, performing arts school teaching private voice, public speaking, leadership, personal development, wellness,
motivation, stage presence and stress/anger management. She has trained hundreds, from ages 6 to 90, from all walks
of life. Rita's company captured 35%+ of the market share for over ten years. She designed and directed yearly
revues with casts of up to 120 including singing, speaking, dancing and drama! Numerous years she performed at Carnegie
Hall in New York with her choirs. She is a recognized performer both on stage and screen, with 425 videos on YouTube.
Rita has strong business credentials, excellent presentation skills and charismatic ability which can carry the heart and
mind to uncharted territory of music and color.
Rita’s accomplishments include a Master of Arts Degree
in Liberal Studies, a Master of Science Degree in Management (Healthcare Administration), a Bachelor’s Degree
in Sociology (the big sister of Social Media) with a minor in Music and an Associate Degree in Music Education/Vocal
Performance. Rita is Immediate Past President of the Alabama Speakers Association and a full-time Speaking Professional.
She is also a recording artist and award winning professional singer. In 2010 she was a featured soloist for the Grand Opening
Session of the NSA National Convention in Orlando, Florida where there were attendees from 18 different countries. Rita has
changed countless thousands of lives with the Power of Music, both personally and professionally. She loves a challenge,
cherishes adventure and has no problem climbing every mountain!