Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D., Change, Motivational, and Inspirational Speaker on Stage

Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.

Influences, inspires, and motivates your event participants

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Attaining Competitive Advantages by Managing & Embracing Change

How do you find the will to move on when faced with life challenges?

This transformational experience will empower audience participants to embrace change, improve performance, and unlock their competitive advantage. Your organization’s associates will be revitalized and recharged - leaving with restored hope, happiness and an improved vision of their future.

Attendees develop an Action Plan with staying power that will support them in achieving their goals and taking charge of their lives today and in the months and years ahead.

Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a recognized role model and agent for change. Her own life was changed while riding a bicycle in 1998 when a 3 1/2 ton tree came crushing down on her. Paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury, Rossetti looked deep within herself and found new strength and new resolve.

Rossetti uses the 5 Lessons To Live By, learned during her recovery, to revitalize and recharge her audience. She taps into what motivates people to change their behavior, awaken their inner gifts, and find meaning in their lives.

As a recognized industry expert, rather than lecture, Rosemarie inspires participants to bring out the best in themselves through developing tenacity, perseverance, and resilience. She encourages taking advantage of opportunities following adversities so audience members can accomplish more with greater confidence.

Rosemarie taps into what motivates people to change their behavior, awaken their inner gifts, and find meaning in their lives.

Rosemarie’s positive approach to life touches all who hear her. Audiences are captured by her emotive speaking style that rallies them to her message. Her sensitive use of humor encourages laughing while you learn, a proven technique for greater retention of the core messages Rosemarie delivers.

Goal: Helping participants to …

  • Develop the motivation to push on when faced with adversity
  • Find the resilience to live life with conviction
  • Experience the sense of confidence and fulfillment in knowing the impossible is possible
  • Cope with change by adapting more quickly, modifying attitudes, and finding the courage to act rather than being acted upon
  • Move beyond fear to hope
  • Turn negatives into positives
  • Overcome obstacles
  • Recognize the key segments of the Wheel of Life that are deficient in their lives
  • Adjust their perspective and reduce stress when faced with adversity
  • Set realistic goals that balance life

Participants leave with new hope, happiness and a restored vision of their future!

Outline of the Program:

  • Living with Conviction
  • Lessons to Live By
  • Wheel of Life
  • How Motivation Drives Behavior
  • Exploring Goal Setting
  • Methods of Reducing Stress When Faced with Adversity
  • Focusing on a Hopeful Future
  • Fear as a Fuel to Courage
  • Examining Methods to Turn Negatives into Positives
  • Designing a Plan to Overcome Obstacles
  • Utilizing Your Inexhaustible Inner Reserve of Potential


The presentation is enhanced with a handout and high quality graphic slides which serve to illustrate the main points. Audiences in this emotionally powerful presentation are better able to retain the core messages by having visual illustrations.

Rosemarie is the RIGHT Choice for Your Next Event!

A proven (40+ year) success record in corporate & organizational settings, speaking to groups from 10 to 10,000.


Stellar evaluations from both participants & meeting planners, time after time.


A skilled, approachable, ethical professional industry expert you can count on.


Captivating, engaging, well researched, high content / high value presentations.


Pre-program interviews with persons you select allows Rosemarie to dig deep to customize programs tailored to your organization's desired outcomes. You will experience enterprise-wide satisfaction and measurable success.


Credit-ready programs encourage attendance.

FUN !!

Attentive, organized, upbeat and easy to work with.

Media / Articles — click / tap to view

Article Cover - Making the Pivot to Plan B  
NSA Speaker Magazine

Making the Pivot to Plan B

Article Cover - How the Pandemic has Affected the In-person Speaking Opportunities

How the Pandemic has Affected the In-person Speaking Opportunities

Article Cover - Imagine Magazine  
Imagine The World As One

Thriving After A Spinal Cord Injury

Article Cover - Bounce Back Higher By Thinking Big  

Getting Your Life Back to Normal

Article Cover - Restoring Vitality in Our Lives  

Restoring Vitality in Our Lives

Article Cover - Bounce Back Higher By Thinking Big  

Bounce Back Higher By Thinking Big

Article Cover - Building Resiliency in Uncertain Times  

Building Resiliency in Uncertain Times

Article Cover - Pure Inspiration Magazine  
Pure Inspiration Magazine

Turning Adversity Into Opportunity

Article Cover - Octane Magazine  
Octane - The Entrepreneur's Organization Magazine

The Resilency Factors


Book: Take Back Your Life, by Rosemarie Rossetti

When life throws you a curve ball,
here's how to throw it back!

Rosemarie Rossetti’s own personal story of how to survive-and thrive when coping with change, adversity and setbacks

Partial Client List

  • American Electric Power
  • Vistage
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • Ohio State University Football Team
  • Hafele
  • Craig Hospital
  • Young President's Organization
  • Sales and Marketing Executives International
  • Easter Seals
  • McDonald Investments
  • Chase Bank
  • YMCA
  • National Association of Realtors®
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • The Scotts Company
  • Susan Komen Foundation
  • Crane Group
  • Aquascape Designs Inc.
  • Innovative Mattress Solutions
  • United States Department of Justice

What Clients Say

"Please accept this enthusiastic recommendation on behalf of Rosemarie Rossetti as a motivational speaker extraordinaire! Rosemarie addressed The Ohio State University Football Family of some 125 players and coaches, and had us spell-bound for sixty minutes. Her message, 'Just Like Riding a Bike', was tremendous.

She tailored her presentation to our audience with extensive research and conveyed the message of handling adversity as well as I have ever heard! Rosemarie has an inclusive style delivered with force and grace. Our young people were on the edges of their seats the entire time.

It will be an evening we will never forget, and one that truly affected lives. I would recommend Rosemarie to any group and promise that she will make a difference to every person in the audience! Rosemarie Rossetti is special!"

Jim Tressel, President
Youngstown State University
Former Head Football Coach, The Ohio State University

"Rosemarie Rossetti gave the keynote speech [where] she addressed the issues of change and accepting responsibility for one's own life. Prior to the event she took time to contact several employees and conduct interviews so as to customize the presentation for our organization. During the presentation she made references to the issues facing our company and related them to the subject matter about which was speaking. Rosemarie radiated with enthusiasm and passion throughout her entire speech.

Employees commented that following the keynote address they were 'impressed' and 'reflective', and that Rosemarie gave them a new view on how to turn tragedies into opportunities. Her program was insightful and poignant, and she encouraged each person to look inward as to what they are capable of and if they are motivated to reach for these milestones. She spoke about the importance of having one's life in balance and nurturing each facet in order to have a productive and satisfying existence.

Rosemarie did a tremendous job and I would very highly recommend her. Her planning and preparation were impeccable, her demeanor was friendly and inspirational and her presentation skills were captivating."

Kimberly Knopf, Owner and President
Innovative Mattress Solutions