About Rita Davenport, CSP, CPAE

  • Born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Resides in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Has earned national acclaim as an expert in time management
  • Featured on Good Morning America, Sally Jesse Raphael, Regis Philbin and over 100 other radio and television shows
  • Has shared speakers’ platforms Dr. John Maxwell, Jack Canfield, Ross Scheffer, Connie Podesta, Erik Weihenmayer, Erma Bombeck, Art Linkletter, Og Mandino, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Tom Hopkins, Zig Ziglar, Les Brown and Mark Victor Hansen
  • Has authored several best-selling books including “Making Time, Making Money”, “Excellence in Performance”, and “Professionals at Their Best”
  • Has broadcast two nationally-syndicated cable television shows–Success Strategies and Laugh Your Way to Success–to over 32 million homes across the country
  • A charter member of the National Speakers Association, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE) honoree-an award earned by less than 2% of the members of the National Speaker’s Association. Also elected to the Speakers Hall Of Fame
  • Earned B.S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University…with graduate studies at Florida State University and Arizona State University
  • Honored with Distinguished Alumnus Award from Middle Tennessee State University
  • Named Outstanding Young Woman of the Year
  • Named Arizona Woman of the Year
  • Hall of Fame for Network Marketing
  • Taught at both high school and graduate level in Daytona Beach, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona
  • Professional career includes work as a social worker, teacher, writer, consumer service specialist and producer/broadcaster, entrepreneur, and business leader
  • Has presented over 1,000 seminars nationwide–to universities, schools, corporations, small business, network marketing companies and civic organizations
  • Has been retained as management consultant to Fortune 500 Companies
  • Has been involved in many professional organizations including:
    – World Class Speakers of Arizona
    – Platform Professionals
    – Charter 100 Women of Phoenix
    – American Women in Radio and Television
    – Arizona Press Women
    – Women in Communications
  • Has successfully meshed roles as wife, homemaker, and mother
  • President of ARBONNE INTERNATIONAL from 1991 to 2011 and contributed to the growth of sales to over $900 million
  • Winner of 2001 Spirit of Philanthropy Award
  • Inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame
  • Honored multiple times by the Sojourner Center for helping in the fight against domestic violence