Defining Moments – How to Seize the Power of Second Chances to Create the Life You Want

There are moments in life when change creates the opportunity for you to take a different path. The choices you see and the decisions you make in those moments define the future course and direction of your life. You have a second chance to become what you might have been, if you had made different choices.

Often, however, the fear of change will prevent you from seizing the moment to create the life you desire. In Defining Moments, the author provides personal examples and proven techniques that will inspire and prepare you to evaluate what’s important to you now, and explore the option of choosing a new path that will lead to a life that is a more fulfilling life for you.

After reading this book, you will see choices you didn’t see before, feel confidence you didn’t feel before and be ready to take actions you haven’t had the courage to take to create the life you desire. Lack of clarity, limiting beliefs and fear of change will no longer prevent you from experiencing the life you were meant to live.

Defining Moments is divided into three main sections: Part One: "Achieving Clarity: What Do I Really Want?" includes chapters on Change, Choices, Vision and Values. Part Two: "Preparing for Success: Breaking Through Barriers," includes chapters on Beliefs, Decisions and Relationships. Part Three: "Embracing the Future Waiting for You: How to Create the Life You Want," includes chapters on Action, Power, Expectations and Transformation. Defining Moments also includes an Appendix where all exercises and thought-provoking questions are compiled in one section that the reader can use as a workbook.

The practical guidance Rita provides is based on her professional experience as an international organizational change consultant to Fortune 500 clients and career coach to more than 11,000 individuals, plus her own experience of taking the road less traveled to embrace the unknown and reinvent her life.

Rita Burgett Martell

About Rita Burgett Martell (San Francisco, California Author)

Rita Burgett Martell

A wife at 18, mother at 20, student at 29 and business owner at 35, today Rita Burgett-Martell is the author of two books: Defining Moments: How to Seize the Power of Second Chances to Create the Life You Want and Change Ready! How to Transform Change Resistance into Change Readiness, a professor of Business Transformation and innovation for Cambridge Corporate University, a thought leader to Fortune 500 C-level and senior executives and a leader of large-scale business change initiatives for the world’s largest corporations.

Her clients include Cisco Systems, Chevron, Gap, Symantec, Astra-Zeneca, Genentech, MedImmune, McKesson, Teague Design, Bank of America, California State Automobile Association, Kaiser Permanente, Pacific Gas & Electric, Detroit Edison, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Chicago Public Schools, Infonet, Quantum, Nissan, the City of Detroit and American Institute for Research.

She has worked internationally with clients in Australia, Manila, Bali, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Switzerland, Singapore and the Middle East. Before establishing her own consulting firm, Strategic Transformations Inc., in 2001, she was the Senior Managing Director of the Organizational Change Practice at KPMG Consulting and Oracle Corporation in San Francisco, and the owner of A Woman’s Place, Inc., a personal and career transition center for women in Nashville, Tennessee.

She is a summa cum laude graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, a volunteer big sister for Big Brothers and Big Sisters in San Francisco and the proud mother of two amazing daughters, Regina and Renita, and one really amazing granddaughter, Rebecca. Rita and her husband, Dan, spend time throughout the year at their homes in Sausalito, California; Nashville, Tennessee and Washington, DC.

You may contact Rita at (800) 441-5981; or for additional information about keynotes, workshops, retreats, senior executive thought leadership, business change readiness planning or individual career and life coaching.