Like many, I faced adversity in life. Raised on an isolated farm in Alabama, I was sexually abused by my father from age 12 – 19. Desperate to escape, I left home at 19 without a job, a car, or even a high school diploma. I went on to thrive. I worked my way through school, an MBA, and a successful career in the corporate world of administrative healthcare.
My “why” is to share my story and inspire you to to reach your potential, regardless of your past or present circumstances.
About Ria: Ria’s background includes more than ten years in administrative healthcare, including several years in management and later, Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for a large healthcare organization. Ria’s responsibilities included oversight of thousands of organizational policies, organizational compliance with all State and Federal regulations, and responsibility for several million dollars in Medicare appeals.
Now a motivational speaker, coach, and author of 9 books, she co-founded Top Story Leadership, which offers leadership development, speaking, training, coaching, and consulting. Ria also coaches authors and speakers on writing, speaking, and more. Learn more about Ria’s story of overcoming in her books, Beyond Bound and Broken and Ria’s Story From Ashes to Beauty.