Rita Sever

Rita Sever, MA is a Certified organizational coach and has worked in human resources for over 25 years.

Rita’s career began when she volunteered to oversee personnel files at a small, new AIDS service organization. Since then, Rita has served as an HR Director, received her M.A. in Organizational Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, and worked as a coach in organizations and with individuals for over 20 years.

Through all her work she sees the tremendous impact of supervision – both positive and negative. Rita brings her understanding and experience of human resources, organizational psychology, and nonprofit systems to her work. Rita works primarily with nonprofit organizations, and she’s a part of the RoadMap Consulting Network, a national group of consultants committed to strengthening organizations and advancing social justice.

Rita works in partnership with her clients to help them be more successful – as individuals, teams or the entire organization. She tells the truth as she sees it – even when it might be hard to hear. Rita values relationships. She pays attention to the results of your work together. Rita brings a keen eye, a wise heart and a focus on equity to her work. Rita also brings fun and engaging challenges to the work you do together. Rita approaches supervision as a primary leadership function and believes that each action a supervisor takes positively or negatively impacts the organization. She will work with you to address whatever is getting in the way of success in the people part of organizations.

Rita lives in Sonoma County, California with her husband, Mark, and dog, Lacy. She does a daily crossword puzzle with her husband and believes that moments of play can connect people in a way that supports, learning, innovation and teamwork.

Rita’s photo by Katharine Kimball Photography

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