Who needs a feel good, uplifting and encouraging story to help redeem some of 2020 for them? Reba Riley will send you, on a weekly basis, words of kindness and courage that will do JUST THAT. She believes in kindness as being the hard, put on your work boots, work of true love, and so it is in that spirit that she began a texting initiative to encourage people who were feeling overwhelmed. And not only does she remind us that BRAVE is a VERB, she also has extended her initiative into the lives of frontline health care workers, making sure they are reminded how courageous they really are on a daily basis.
Following a decade of success at Fortune 500 companies, Rebecca ‘Reba’ Riley penned a Simon & Schuster bestselling memoir exploring chronic illness and her exploration of thirty world religions. She is a keynote speaker on the topics of holistic health, everyday courage, and teambuilding, and a regular contributor to national media including TIME, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NPR. Most recently, Riley founded the nationwide kindness and courage campaign En#Couraging Texts, which enables the community to send supportive text messages of gratitude to frontline healthcare workers. Riley is currently pursuing her M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University, and her specific area of research is fulfillment and delight in the workplace. She was honored by the Ohio State University as an “Everyday Hero” in the alumni category and is a Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under Forty nominee. She serves as an interfaith chaplain (volunteer) at the Christ Hospital and is the board chaplain for the Q-Kidz Dance Team for at-risk girls in Cincinnati, Ohio.