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Guest Facilitator: Rita B. Allen, Rita B. Allen Associates
Topic: Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself
Rita Balian Allen is the president of Rita B. Allen Associates, a national career management firm specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, management training and career development. She is a lecturer at Boston-area universities, a sought-after speaker and presenter, the author of numerous articles, blogs and the book, "Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself: The Three Ps Marketing Technique as a Guide to Career Empowerment". She has been a regular contributor for the Chief Learning Officer, Huffington Post, ATD (Association of Talent Development), Leadership & Management Books as well as a variety of other publications. Rita was voted one of the top ten executive coaches by the Boston Women's Business Journal.
Rita brings many years of human resources experience to her practice and has worked with leaders across all industries and professions. Previously, she held roles as Vice President of Marketing and Search Services with Gatti & Associates, and human resource positions with C.R. Bard, Inc., BTU International, and Unitrode Corporation. She holds an MS in Leadership and a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University; is an Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach through the College of Executive Coaching and earned her credentials as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation. Rita has served in numerous board roles including past president of The Boston Club, board member of More Than Words and past president of the Association of Career Professionals International - New England. She currently serves as a member of the ICE Program Advisory Committee for the Association for Talent Development, an active member of The Boston Club and the International Coaching Federation. In addition, she was recently appointed to serve as a member of the board of directors for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.