On the first Friday of every month, join us to hear the savvy, successful business owners + entrepreneurs of Des Moines share their story. In a laid-back environment, you’ll catch some words of wisdom from women + men who have been through it before—and maybe walk away with a new connection (or two).
Sessions are completely free and open to the public, and are held from 11:30am to 1pm, with networking from 11:30am to noon. This First Friday will be held at The Iowa Center, 8345 University Blvd., Suite F, Clive, Iowa 50325. Please note this is the second Friday in January due to the holiday schedule. Seating is first come, first served. Lunch is not provided, though we encourage you to bring your own if you'd like.
On January 11th, hear from Rita Perea - Des Moines businesswoman, international speaker, author, executive coach, and talent development trainer. She is preparing to celebrate her 20th year as Founder and CEO of Rita Perea Leadership Consulting, Inc.
An experienced executive herself, she has helped business owners and leaders of all types become the highest version of their best selves so that they—and their teams—can thrive in the workplace and in life. Her corporate clients have included Principal Financial, Nationwide Insurance, Kemin, and Meredith Publishing Corporation.
Rita obtained a post-graduate Specialist’s degree in Leadership and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in the field of business and consciousness. Rita is certified as a Work-life balance specialist, a Master Cognitive Coach, and a team facilitation trainer.
Rita’s newest book, From Frantic to Fabulous: How to Raise Your Energy, Tame Your Work and Transform Your World in the Digital Age, is scheduled for publication in January 2019.
Rita’s mission is to help people Lead well, Live well and Do well. Her clients span the globe, and she has worked with or spoken before more than 100,000 individuals over the years. Her breakthrough training and keynote speeches are renowned for being life changing and professional, yet practical and fun.