Dr. Rita Felton is a dynamic and engaging author, motivational speaker, coach and leader. Her proven, practical and highly effective methods have helped thousands of people worldwide to enjoy significant growth in their personal and professional lives.
Trained and mentored by John Maxwell and mentors of his world-class faculty, she is equipped with the tools, resources and experience to help you and your team improve your productivity, performance and profitability. Whether you are looking for a facilitator for group workshops, corporate training in leadership, speaking, or coaching skills for your leaders, or a speaker for your next event, she can help you reach your goals and objectives.
She retired from the United States Air Force with over 30 years of honorable service in the position of Command Chief Master Sergeant from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. She was the first African American female to be selected for this position and reported directly to the Wing Commander as one his top advisors. In this role, she advised the wing commander on the mission effectiveness, professional development, military readiness, training, utilization, and health, morale and welfare.
As a resident of Columbus, she continues to live a life of significance and has immersed herself within the community and throughout the Golden Triangle Region. She is the founder and CEO of Accentuate Life Ministries and Felton Consulting Group, LLC. These organizations serve as global platforms to Teach, Train and Transform lives from a holistic approach.
Dr. Felton is a highly sought after executive coach and leadership educator. She has had the privilege of working with senior executive leaders in virtually every industry. Those who attend Rita’s keynotes and workshops find her advice to be practical and inspirational; mixed with stories of courageous people, and leavened with light-hearted humor. She presents down-to-earth practical advice that individuals can apply immediately. Her presentations blend her passion for leadership with genuine enthusiasm for helping people achieve their leadership and life ambitions. She provides a roadmap for leaders to lead with greater awareness, more determined purpose and focused engagement to achieve inspired results.
She is married to CMSgt (Retired) Derk Felton and she has two daughters Elizabeth and Lauren.