Rita's Bio

Rita Balian Allen is the founder and president of Rita B. Allen Associates, a national career management firm specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, management training and career development. She is a lecturer at Boston-area universities, a sought-after speaker and presenter, the author of numerous articles, blogs and the book, "Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself: The Three Ps Marketing Technique as a Guide to Career Empowerment". She has been a regular contributor for the Chief Learning Officer Media, Huffington Post and Leadership & Management Books as well as a variety of other publications. Rita was voted one of the top ten executive coaches by the Boston Women's Business Journal.

Rita brings much human resources experience to her practice and has worked with leaders across all industries and professions. Previously, she held roles at Gatti & Associates, C.R. Bard, Inc., BTU International, and Unitrode Corporation. She holds an MS in Leadership and a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University; is an Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach through the College of Executive Coaching and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation.

Rita currently serves as a board member of The Boston Club as President and former board member of More Than Words and the Association of Career Professionals International - New England. She is also active in other professional organizations and is certified in a variety of assessment tools.

Rita is fluent in Armenian, loves to cook, travel, read, do yoga and listen to all kinds of music. Her greatest pleasure is spending time with her family!