My Conversation With Rita P. Mitchell, Author Of Own Your Phenomenal Self

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“Rita Mitchell illuminates the reality of ‘owning it’ in her intensely personal, honest, and insightful book,
Own Your Phenomenal Self . By sharing lessons she has lived and learned, she invites us all to look inward at what holds us back and offers us important takeaways and heartfelt advice. If you feel ‘stuck’ in your career or are struggling to find that ‘next level’ of success, this book will help you confront your internal obstacles, sharpen your focus, and achieve your potential. Thank you Rita!” — Sara J. Finley, principal, Threshold Corporate Consulting, and former general counsel, CVS Caremark Corporation

“Rita Mitchell’s authentic voice of wisdom comes from the experiences of a successful life and career.
Spend ninety minutes with this book and you will be ready to own your power.”— Linda Peek Schacht, former vice president, The Coca-Cola Company, and founding director, Lipscomb University Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership

It is not easy to be a young woman in corporate America today. Turn on any news channel or read any newspaper, and the roadblocks for women in business become apparent. From corporate politics to desperate power plays to the lopsided gender and racial landscape, the playing field is simply not level. Author and executive, Rita P. Mitchell knows this because she has been there; and not only has she navigated these difficult corporate waters, but she has conquered them and has
succeeded by any standard.

After being asked by countless women how to maneuver these seemingly insurmountable roadblocks, glass ceilings, and political power plays in the office, Rita decided to put her hard-earned knowledge and answers to these questions into her debut book, Own Your Phenomenal Self.

This accessible book can be read on a short flight or road trip and immediately put into practice. While there are any number of career guides on the market, Own Your Phenomenal Self is not your typical self-help book. It is not a life-makeover book or a career do-over handbook, and it is not a get-rich-quick workbook. Rather, it is an honest, practical guide that empowers young women to tap into the power they have had all along and then to own it. Rita believes that every young woman is enough, that every young woman is phenomenal — and she is honored to be the guide who can help these women uncover their “phenomenal” and put it into action.

Through her own hard-fought experience, Rita knows that there are many ways to succeed in business, but that the path is narrower if you are a woman who wants to succeed with integrity. Therefore, Rita focuses on the three core building blocks that lead to being “phenomenal”: character, success, and leadership. In her trademark storytelling style, Rita shares relatable and encouraging anecdotes filled with profound wisdom as well as relevant and practical takeaways that can be easily applied to everyday life.

Through memorable illustrations, she teaches important life lessons, such as:

● Dealing with funky monkeys
● Staying out of the buffet line
● Mastering the connect
● Becoming the twelfth player
● And owning your power

Own Your Phenomenal Self is an unflinching, unfiltered tap into the wisdom and strategic prowess of a female executive who created success on her own terms and who knows how to create success for others. By following Rita’s lead and the advice in this book, young women will learn that they alone get to determine their value, their worth, and their destiny, and they will come away with the tools they need to navigate corporate America and be what Rita has termed “phenomenal” in their own right.

“You must develop the mental stamina and fortitude to stay grounded in who you are no matter what the world is telling you, and you must build the strength and capacity to make the decisions that are right for you,” declares Rita. She continues, “If you follow the guidelines in this book, you will find that there is nothing you can’t accomplish. You are in control of yourself and your destiny. You can Own Your Phenomenal Self.”

To learn more about Rita P. Mitchell, visit www.ritapmitchell.com . Own Your Phenomenal Self is now available for preorder on Amazon.

About the Author

Rita P. Mitchell is an over-comer. In a career spanning nearly four decades, she has navigated countless roadblocks and conquered numerous obstacles to accomplish her personal and professional goals in the very competitive financial services industry. Rita became president of her own insurance and securities brokerage firm, spoke on the TEDx stage, has been a frequent contributor to Black Enterprise magazine, and became the first-ever recipient of First Horizon’s 2018 Inclusion & Diversity Leader’s Award. Before retiring in early 2018, Rita served as Executive Vice President and Manager of Private Client Services for Middle Tennessee, First Tennessee Bank. Most recently, she has written Own Your Phenomenal Self , a
guide to empower young career women to achieve their desired success, which is scheduled for publication on January 29, 2019. Rita resides in Nashville, TN, and enjoys writing, cooking, and traveling with the love of her life, Fulton, and her daughter, Brittany. Follow Rita’s day-to-day on Twitter and Instagram.

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