"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, 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.
She will also have a second Master’s Degree in the Science of Management after finishing just two more classes. 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!