Rita Abdallah is a licensed independent social worker, founder, author, and national speaker with over ten years of experience providing motivational talks and continuing education workshops. She is a National Association of Social Workers member and has presented for Lilly Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, NAMI Greater Cleveland, and many others.

Blending her wealth of knowledge with her passion for mental wellness, humor, and related subjects, Rita delivers a dynamic presentation that will elevate and empower your group.

Rita customizes her presentations to your organization’s unique needs, regardless of the type and size of your group. As such, she will talk to staff members to learn more about your organization and its delivery of relevant messages, resources, and skills for individual and group impact.

Rita works with organizations that seek to promote:

  • Employee wellness for the whole person
  • Productivity
  • Company morale

And to reduce:

  • Absenteeism
  • Turnover
  • Liability Risks (behavioral/mental health)
About Rita

Speaking Topics

Wellness Speaker

Rita is pleased to bring mindfulness education and training to the workplace. She attributes mindfulness as essential for her wellness and enthusiastically shares her professional strategies with others to increase their understanding.

Rita, a 500-hour Yoga Alliance teacher, teaches yoga and meditation workshops at Turning Point Yoga & Wellness. Yoga is a mindfulness practice that blends breath with movement to generate mental calm, emotional resilience, inner balance, and physical flexibility.

Through day/weekend retreats and training, Rita loves to teach mindfulness practices such as yoga and meditation to organizations and groups.

Oncology Speaker

Rita, a national speaker, addresses cancer-related health disparities by delivering cancer education for professional caregivers, patients, and their loved ones. She also participated in national review panels to assess and expand program offerings for professional caregivers.

Mental Health Speaker

Rita understands the unique needs of both individuals and organizations regarding addressing and promoting mental wellness. Her approach is evidence-based, and her presentations foster a conversation around mental health, including resources for you and your staff.

Continuing Education Speaker

Rita can deliver several different workshops. These workshops are engaging, knowledge-backed, and interactive and offer approved continuing education credits for social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists.

Corporate Training

Organizations turn to Rita when they need help with complex topics like cultural sensitivity and mental health issues. With over ten years of experience providing training to professionals, Rita is a skilled presenter with a style that engages people and keeps their attention.

Current Presentation Topics


  • ABCs of Joy
  • Forgiveness: The Fundamentals
  • Low on Super Powers? Strength-Boosting Ideas for Caregivers
  • Love is a Verb
  • I AM Peace
  • I AM Love
  • I AM Joy
  • Simple Practices for Balance and Transformation


  • Effective Communication for Oncology Professionals
  • Complementary Therapies in the Oncology Setting
  • Spirituality and Cancer
  • Mindfulness for Cancer Wellness
  • Cancer Survivorship: Embracing a New Normal

Mental Health/Continuing Education/Corporate 

  • Humor and Ethics
  • Humor and Supervision
  • Self-Care Through Mindfulness and Wellness
  • Taking Care of Clients Starts with Taking Care of Yourself
  • Stress Management for Mental Health Professionals
  • Self-Care: Are You Following the Yellow Brick Road?