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The Team

RITEMIND™ Stress Less Workshops 

Katie Hoffman, CMBB, CSMC

Founder and President of Ritemind Stress Less Workshops

Katie Hoffman has made a career of transforming businesses into successful ventures. Her resume ranges from a small business to a thriving company, which provided ingredients to the health food, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries. Throughout her career, she became increasingly aware of the overwhelming impact stress was having in the workplace and dedicated herself to finding a solution. It seemed to touch every company, customers and vendors alike.

After trials with over 500 people in all walks of life, Katie developed a step-by-step solution that delivered people out of the throws of stress and back into a state of increased productivity, greater contentment, and rational behavior.

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A Note from Katie:

After personally experiencing how much stress was hindering the quality of life, I was determined to change this variable. Witnessing stress effects in others was even more daunting. I found levels of staff discontent, frustration and paralysis of decision-making skills that were leading to poor business choices, high absenteeism, illness and poor relationships. My passion for remedying this caused me to dig deeper into this epidemic. I realized if we designed a program that incorporated cutting edge psychology, neuroscience and real life experience, we would be able to truly help people from a unique perspective… their own.

Helping people find a better way through the throws of a complex life has become my mission. The Ritemind Stress Less Certified Trainers are part of a powerful and growing team with a passion for helping you incorporate this proven, sensible solution into your life. 

– Katie Hoffman

Donald J. Hoffman

Director Business Development

Donald has a 35-year proven track record of growing small companies, on both coasts and in the Midwest. He started his career in finance but quickly migrated to sales and marketing positions where he discovered that he had a passion and a knowledge base that allowed him to understand what a business needed to grow.

Through practical experience, he discovered that a key ingredient, in growing a company, is making sure that the company was totally focused on client wants, needs, and requirements. This is as true with Ritemind Stress Less Workshops  as it is with any other company. Again, through practical experience, he also discovered that stress was a serious impediment to company success.

Q: Why are you a fan of Ritemind Stress Less Workshops?

A: Based on empiric evidence, through multiple companies, I found that stress can create an enviroment where it  becomes more difficult to achieve company goals or to have harmonious employee interchanges.

Negative stress is a productivity killer; it robs people of their ability to function at their executive level. Ritemeind Stress Less Workshops teaches/provides people the tools to manage the negative stress that damages both company initiatives and its greatest resources, its people.

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Bob Fitzgerald

Certified Ritemind Stress Less Workshops Trainer, District Manager, Training and Development

After a distinguished 19 year stint with the Bose Corporation, Bob left to devote all of his time to teaching Ritemind Stress Less Workshops. In total, Bob has over 35 years’ experience in the training and development of employees. He thrives of helping people realize their full potential and was captivated by the capabilities this stress reduction program demonstrated. It has the power to change lives.

Q: Why are you a fan and a trainer for Ritemind Stress Less Workshops?

A: When I was first introduced to Ritemind Stress Less Workshops as a client; I was really stressed out. My job was on my mind 24/7. It affected my sleep, my appetite, and my personal life. Once I took the Ritemind Stress Less Workshop course, I soon found I was sleeping like a baby again. Bottom line… I liked the product so much, I joined the company!

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Laurie Althaus

Certified Ritemind Stress Less Workshops Trainer and Certified Coach, Certified Business Coach

Laurie Althaus is an entrepreneur, corporate manager and certified Business Coach. Her unique value to her clients comes from her 23 years as an entrepreneur coupled with her 10 years of corporate management experience. Laurie has previously owned and managed three food service operations, where she focused on team building, customer service, and product quality and worked in corporate management positions with Proctor & Gamble/Millstone Coffee and Cintas. Laurie received her coaching certification from a global business and executive coaching and training company.

Q: Why are you a fan and a trainer for Ritemind Stress Less Workshops?

A: I have experienced the power of this program first hand for myself and seen it work for my clients. I love the natural change that happens when people are able to view their stress from an objective view.

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Juanita Purdy

Certified Ritemind Stress Less Workshops Trainer

Juanita Purdy has over 20 years of professional experience in the healthcare and wellness space. She is a Registered Yoga Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nurse’s Assistant / Patient Care Assistant, Well Coach Trained at Tri-Health, Certified Qigong Instructor and Mindfulness Instructor. She is a Co-op owner of Sandy’s Health Foods retail shop in West Chester.

Five years ago, she was one of the first people to experience the Ritemind Stress Less Workshops program. It changed her life and she has been using these powerful stress management skills ever since. At the time, Juanita was steadily employed delivering a hospital based wellness program, was a single mom raising three children where the tension was piling up. Her stress levels were extreme. This program quickly became a lifeline and changed everything for her.

Q: Why are you a fan and a trainer for Ritemind Stress Less Workshops?

A: The Ritemind Stress Less program experience is the connection between what I knew intellectually and the means to implement this and be at peace in my world. This victory has helped me both personally and professionally. I still practice daily to ensure it remains an integral part of my life.  

Now, I am looking forward to helping you learn about this program and share in your success!

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Jon Ulrich

Certified Ritemind Stress Less Workshops Trainer

Jon Ulrich has over seven years with Exelon, a Fortune 100 company, and expertise in Corporate Training, Adult Learning, and Improvisational Theater. Jon’s passion for personal development, healthy living, and improv fit nicely with Ritemind Stress Less Workshop’s guiding vision. He is honored and excited to be part of the Ritemind Stress Less Training Team.

Q: Why are you a fan and a trainer for Ritemind Stress Less Workshops?

A: I found my own training experience so transformative. Now, as a Trainer, I have the distinct pleasure of guiding others through the same experience that changed my life. It’s nice to know that resting thoughts are just a Mind Map away.

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Louis (Bill) Planzer

Certified Ritemind Stress Less Workshops Trainer

Louis (Bill) Planzer has spent his life in the business world, interacting with people at all levels, overcoming all different types of challenges. His job titles have included being Vice President of Sales for 21 plus years for Rookwood Oil Terminals in Cincinnati as well as a Salesman and then Zone Manger for The Todd Company Division of the Burroughs Corporation for 7 years.  In both of those positions, he traveled extensively and encountered stress at many levels, as most professionals have. Bill has always loved working with people. 

Q: Why are you a fan and a trainer for Ritemind Stress Less Workshops?

A: I was exposed to Ritemind Stress Less Workshops, by my daughter, at a time in my life where my stress levels were pretty much “off the charts.”  The positive changes I experienced from the Ritemind Stress Less program were profound.  My life was not only positively affected nearly immediately, but I also found a new passion in life… helping others develop these same exceptional lifelong skills is now my life’s work.

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