Coaching & Academic History

“The expert in anything was once a beginner”

Rita has always had a strong desire to learn and in the early 2000’s she completed a ‘Sales Leadership’ and ‘Coaching, Self-Leadership and Emotional Intelligence’ course through the BI Norwegian Business School.

Throughout her career, she has spoken at motivational and sales performance seminars, and she has worked with a number of clients on the topic “What is your company’s best-kept secret that you want the world to know about?”. With this knowledge, she has helped them build strategies to share their message with the public.

From 2005 to 2008 Rita was President of the Norwegian Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) Society. She did many public speaking engagements in places including Oxford, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Oslo. Audiences largely consisted of medical professionals, researchers as well as the families of those who were affected by the conditions known as MPS Syndrome.

Her personal motto “as long as there is life there is hope” has created an opportunity to get government granted treatment for children suffering from Hurler Syndrome. The work she has done to fight for this treatment has so far awarded her with her son Benjamin, still alive at age 23, who is the oldest non treated (bone marrow transplant) Hurler patient in the world, and opened the door for the treatment of many other children with rare disorders.

With an array of many life experiences behind her, she became interested in coaching women in a professional capacity. To Rita, this was an opportunity to not only do something she is extremely passionate about and loves, but also to work with women who share the same passion for the energy sector, as she does. Rita knows that more women are needed around the leadership table to create a sustainable future, and she wants to work with woman who want to step up to the challenge

She joined the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) in 2016 and completed her Energy Leadership Master Practitioner and Coach Certification Program (CPC) in 2017.

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