The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce

The Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Council presented their quarterly luncheon on Tuesday, March 25th at the Palm Beach Gardens Marriott. They were thrilled to have guest speaker, Rita Craig.

rita-craig-199x300I Showed You So…Lessons from Mom about the Business of Life
Do you wonder what ever happened to good ‘ol common sense? You’ll be sure to find out when you join executive leadership consultant, author and coach Rita Craig as she talks about her latest book, I Showed You So – Lessons from Mom about the Business of Life. In her book, Rita takes a fun and insightful trip down memory lane, sharing what it was like to grow up in a house with 14 people, and detailing  fundamental life lessons she learned from her mother along the way. A bit of a romp at times, her book is much more than simply entertaining; in her own inimitable style, Rita connects these life lessons with today’s business climate in a way that is direct and hard-hitting. This will be a time of laughter and learning…Be sure not to miss it!

Rita B. Craig, Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR), is founder and president of Top Tier Leadership, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Ms. Craig taps into her 40 years of global human resources experience, including nearly 25 years in the corporate arena, to help transform clients – individuals, companies, public sector and associations – into highly effective employees, executives and organizations.

Fortune 50 to 500 companies in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Singapore and Latin America have capitalized on her ability to swiftly drill down to identify issues, engage stakeholders and create positive change solutions. She has developed and implemented hundreds of customized strategies for clients around the globe on such topics as leadership, ethics, personal success and organizational effectiveness.

sharon-and-friendsA master in the art of listening and communicating, no two clients, keynote addresses or coaching sessions are ever the same for Ms. Craig. Each is treated with a personal approach to fit the client’s needs. Her ability to connect with each client to provide relevant content and measurable results consistently rewards her with top ratings from attendees around the world. Ms. Craig adheres to strict confidentiality, as many of her dealings are of a private, sensitive nature.

Rita is President-Elect of the Florida Speakers Association, a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the Global Speakers Federation. Her publishing credits include Welcome to the Workforce, I Showed You So, and a manuscript entitled, “Ethics: The Hot New ‘E’ Word,” featured in the NSA’s first-ever book, Paid To Speak. Her reputation as a consummate professional has awarded her with a number of honors from respected sources such as the South Florida Business Journal, HR Florida, North Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Executive Women of the Palm Beaches, SER Jobs for Progress and The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.  In October 2012, she was presented with the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County.

Ms. Craig earned her master’s degree in business administration with a specialty in Human Resources from Nova University.  She has also completed the Columbia University’s human resources executive management program. Her past and present civic and community involvement reflects a diverse business and non-profit base, which helps her connect with clients from many disciplines.

wibThe Women in Business Council was founded 2002 by the Jupiter Juno Tequesta Chamber of Commerce and is now a part of the merged Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce. The mission of the council is to promote networking and education for professional women and female entrepreneurs while highlighting the women leaders in the community. To find out more, please visit the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce website at