Your Certified Life Coach

Rhonda Richter

Professional Coaching promotes personal growth, enhances performance and facilitates positive change for the client.  This is done through the implementation of coaching processes that were developed from a foundation in behavior theories.  When the coaching practitioner and client are a good fit, there is significant potential to alter the client’s thinking patterns and behaviors in a way that brings about their desired change.

My Story

Passion, Drive and Technique!
I am a caring and service oriented individual!  I enjoy motivating people and helping them to find happiness within their lives. I try to treat all people fairly and with utmost professionalism and respect. I love to see the successes of my clients!  I am frequently inspired by each them!

I am an ICF* certified coach.  I earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership with a coaching concentration and I love it!  I enjoy working with individuals to develop a relationship that will assist them in reaching new levels of success, whether it be in their career or personal life.  This allows me to employ Motivational and Positive Psychology, areas I really enjoy and an emphasis on wellness that addresses the needs of the whole person!

My diverse background has provided me with many experiences to build a strong foundation that includes professionalism and diplomacy at my core.  I have sharpened my ability to work challenging situations and to build strong business relationships by learning from the individuals I have been given the opportunity to become acquainted with.  The best experience is often what you learn from the relationships you build with others.

I look forward to many opportunities to benefit others with my customer service skills, academic background and ability to coach individuals in the direction of their success!  My enthusiasm and compassion is a driving force that leads me to be of service to others!

Coaching Packages

Do you really mean business?
Invest your own success!

Fortress Builder

Fortress Builder

(12) half hour sessions or (6) full hours of personal coaching to be used between a 3 month and 12 month period.  It also includes (2) 10 minute booster session by phone, per month, as needed.  $697

Gain clarity and momentum to create changes in life.

Resolution Pathway

Resolution Pathway

(4) half hour sessions or (2) full hours of personal coaching to be used between a 1 month and 4 month period.  It also includes (2) 10 minute booster session by phone, per month, as needed.  $287

Discover a path to meet your personal goal.

Single Sessions

Single Sessions

It is most beneficial when I get to know my clients and to build a rapport.  If the client prefers the investment of a (1) hour session, I am happy to help as much as I can!  We can shoot for a power session. $187

Let’s explore and customize a program for you.



The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument can assist in team building, professional development and improved interpersonal skills.  Please call to construct a package to meet your needs!

“The missing step in leadership training is one-on-one coaching.”  This can solidify and personalize what leaders have learned before using it with their people

(Ken Blanchard, Co-Author, The One Minute Manager)

“You have opened my eyes and made me realize that I can do it”

M. E.

I would certainly recommend BenVia to my friends and colleagues, hands down. Rhonda is able to narrow down your objectives and lend the utmost in positive approach in reaching them.  Her education and background give her clients a great benefit.  

G. R.

“Thank you, Rhonda!  You really help me more than you know!”

Samantha V.

Ready to Unlock Your Potential?

Below is some information you might find helpful when choosing your Certified Life Coach.

  • 96% of coaching clients say they would repeat the coaching process, given the same circumstances
  • Two of the top motivations for people to seek coaching services are: Self-esteem / self-confidence &Work-Life Balance
  • Other Key motivators for seeking coaching include:
    • Communication skills
    • Interpersonal Skills & Relationships
    • Work Performance
    • Building self-esteem / self-confidence
    • Work-Life Balance
  • 80% of individuals who have partnered with a professional coach experience a positive change
  • Organizations using professional coaching have seen an average ROI of 700% or 7x their initial investment
  • 83% of coaching clients report being “very satisfied” with their coaching experience

All of the above from (ICF Global Coaching Client Study, 2009)

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) explains coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful and whole. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:

Discover, clarify and align with what the client wants to achieve
Encourages client self-discovery
Elicit client-generated salutations and strategies and
Hold the client responsible and accountable

People hire personal trainers for the body – a coach is a personal trainer for the mind. One meeting with a personal trainer can show a modest improvement.  Consistent training is what makes the difference in changed attitude, behavior and results

Professional coaching focuses on setting goals, creating outcomes and managing personal change. Sometimes it’s helpful to understand coaching by distinguishing it from other personal or organizational support professions.

  • Therapy: Therapy deals with healing pain, dysfunction and conflict within an individual or in relationships. The focus is often on resolving difficulties arising from the past that hamper an individual’s emotional functioning in the present, improving overall psychological functioning, and dealing with the present in more emotionally healthy ways. Coaching, on the other hand, supports personal and professional growth based on self-initiated change in pursuit of specific actionable outcomes. These outcomes are linked to personal or professional success. Coaching is future focused. While positive feelings/emotions may be a natural outcome of coaching, the primary focus is on creating actionable strategies for achieving specific goals in one’s work or personal life. The emphases in a coaching relationship are on action, accountability, and follow through.
  • Consulting: Individuals or organizations retain consultants for their expertise. While consulting approaches vary widely, the assumption is the consultant will diagnose problems and prescribe and, sometimes, implement solutions. With coaching, the assumption is that individuals or teams are capable of generating their own solutions, with the coach supplying supportive, discovery-based approaches and frameworks.
  • Mentoring: A mentor is an expert who provides wisdom and guidance based on his or her own experience. Mentoring may include advising, counseling and coaching. The coaching process does not include advising or counseling, and focuses instead on individuals or groups setting and reaching their own objectives. 
  • Training: Training programs are based on objectives set out by the trainer or instructor. Though objectives are clarified in the coaching process, they are set by the individual or team being coached, with guidance provided by the coach. Training also assumes a linear learning path that coincides with an established curriculum. Coaching is less linear without a set curriculum.
  • Athletic Development: Though sports metaphors are often used, professional coaching is different from sports coaching. The athletic coach is often seen as an expert who guides and directs the behavior of individuals or teams based on his or her greater experience and knowledge. Professional coaches possess these qualities, but their experience and knowledge of the individual or team determines the direction. Additionally, professional coaching, unlike athletic development, does not focus on behaviors that are being executed poorly or incorrectly. Instead, the focus is on identifying opportunity for development based on individual strengths and capabilities.

SOURCE: http://coachfederation.org/need/landing.cfm?ItemNumber=978

Located at the western edge of Chicagoland I have help clients all over the country. If I am not personally available in your area I can help you to find an ICF life coach near you. 

Check out this brochure from ICF…unlockyourpotential

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Wellness for Eternity!