Speaker and workshop facilitator for financial services leaders and business owners.


Is your audience ready to uncover their leadership strengths and lean into them for more energy and motivation?

Focused energy → higher results.


• Team Retreat

• Professional Development Event

• Conference Keynote

• Luncheon

• Mastermind Meeting

• Awards Banquet

Hire Rhonda to speak at your event or workshop.
Pricing starts at $2500. 

My Signature Offering:

Capitalize Your Culture:
5 Steps to Increase Profitability by Investing in Your Team

Building a world-class team requires world-class leadership. You have it in you to build the culture that will reveal and leverage the strengths of each member of your team. That requires you to step up and lead at levels you didn’t know you had in you. It requires courage and vulnerability, focusing on engaging your own strengths so you can engage the strengths of your team. 

Marcus Buckingham’s research shows that “People don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad managers.” When you Capitalize Your Culture, you develop a team that doesn’t want to leave, because they are engaged in work they love and have clear direction from their leader (YOU!). Your team can be aligned to provide the products and services your clients need.

Learning how to Capitalize Your Culture means your team goes to the Asset side of the balance sheet, not the Expense side.

What would look like if every paycheck you issue to your team members was an investment in your culture and your bottom line?

Using the APPLE™ framework, I walk my audience through the process of leading at a higher level so they can effectively lead their team into a vision of the culture they want to create. This creates a culture of shared vision, team alignment and passion to serve customers with excellence. 

Rhonda Peterson

Key Takeaways

Your participants will: 

• Recognize the Importance of Leader Engagement for Culture Development and Team Alignment.

• Possess Skills to Lead at a Higher Level using the APPLE™ Framework.

• Learn strategies to Identify Assets and Priorities.

• Tap into Leader and Team Energizers for Increased Engagement. Leading to Increased Profitability.

• Build Your Culture Utilizing Tools for Higher Profitability.

Attending a workshop and learning something new should be engaging, not drudgery.

Having fun makes the message more memorable.

Here’s what the audience says

"Helped me discover how I can contribute to who I am in my personal and professional life..."

"Rhonda will stretch you in the areas you need most - some without you even realizing it!"

"Rhonda's warmth and integrity shines through..."

"...her sense of humor is refreshing..."

"...generated an engaging discussion..."

"...provided focus and a targeted direction... It has been years since I've been so engaged."

When you Capitalize Your Culture, you focus your energy on what matters most. Higher profitability comes from investing your team’s assets wisely and creating a supportive culture.

Rhonda’s Speaking Purpose:

I guide financial services executives, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders to lean into their strengths and energy to increase their ROI, both professionally and personally. Why? This focused energy opens the space for greater impact in your organization because you are doing your best work.

The goal of every speaking gig is obvious audience engagement with the content, meaning I’ve crafted a signature interactive approach to have fun and make the message more memorable. Audience participation is encouraged and rewarded! 

Passing on the wisdom gained in coaching leaders and authentically sharing my own leadership experiences helps audiences connect to the importance of how the soft skills of leadership affect the bottom line -- that their own energy can make an impact on profits, efficiency, team culture, and more (that’s the ROE we keep talking about).

I spent my corporate career in Consumer Affairs and Marketing, working for Fortune 500 companies, including Borden Foods, International Paper, and Abbott Labs. My own transformation to an ROE focus meant moving from marketing products to marketing people. I transitioned from product brands into coaching leaders on developing their personal brand for marketplace impact through executive coaching.

Along with my B.S. from Ohio State University, I hold a certification in Executive Coaching from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. I am an active member of the International Coach Federation and the National Association of Women Business Owners. I am certified as an Associate Certified Coach and ©iEnneagram Motions of the Soul Professional.

Let’s work together and serve your audience through resources to help them grow their professional and personal ROI by empowering them with the knowledge of what their busyness is costing them. 


Rhonda's Past Audiences

  • Home Depot Women In Leadership
  • WELD Tell It Like It Is Webinar series
  • Huntington Bank
  • Delaware City Schools Food Service
  • International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Columbus Chapter
  • Orange Township Business Association
  • Promise Jobs Network
  • Jewish Family Services, Columbus
  • Executive Exchange
  • Scioto Ridge Job Networking Groups
    (now Ability Professional Network)
  • Ohio Bankers League 
  • NAWBO Columbus Candid Conversations

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