11:15 AM – 12:00 PM – A Narrative Approach to Teamwork & Culture Change
Monday, September 9, 2019
8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Rita Patel, CPA, MPH, CWWPM
Rita Patel, CPA, MPH, CWWPM is an artist, founder of Experiments in Beautiful Thinking and executive director at Michigan Wellness Council. As an international speaker, coach and generative consultant, Rita works as a creative ally for individuals, communities and organizations by designing bespoke projects to shift perspectives, transcend boundaries and reimagine new narratives. Rita’s current projects are both corporate and community based, inviting people to explore and discover their creative genius for vitality and collective social thriving through new ways of storytelling. Her MPH from Columbia University (effectiveness and outcomes research) focused on quality of life. During her time at Columbia, she studied post-apartheid health care transition in South Africa. Rita’s past experience includes time at Deloitte, Ernst & Young and Hospital for Special Surgery. She is trained in Conversational Leadership by poet David Whyte, studied Narrative Medicine approach, and is certified in Enchantivism and the Creative Problem Solving method.