Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a powerful, internationally known speaker, trainer, consultant, and author who walks her talk. On June 13, 1998, Rossetti’s life was transformed when a 7,000 pound tree came crashing down on her. Her life was changed in that instant!
Paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury, Rossetti looked deep within herself and found new strength and new resolve. Determined to take back her life and make a difference for others, she shares the lessons she has learned since that fateful day, and demonstrates how to rise above misfortune and live life with conviction.
Rosemarie presents internationally to audiences from ten to ten thousand. Her enthusiastic, warm, and empathetic personality, Rosemarie draws the listener into her message and develops a following wherever she goes.
Rossetti’s motivational program Attaining Competitive Advantages by Managing and Embracing Change is a transformational experience. Rossetti uses the lessons that she learned during her spinal cord injury recovery to empower participants. She focuses on what motivates people to change their behavior, awaken their inner gifts, find meaning in their lives, and accomplish more to bring out the best in themselves.
As a result of this program, participants will be revitalized and recharged. They will leave with restored hope, happiness and an improved vision of their future.
Rossetti helps people achieve goals and take charge of their lives. She brings a positive attitude to life that touches all who hear her, with an emotive speaking style that makes audiences fall in love with her and rally to her message.
Her experience as a person who uses a wheelchair, gave her expertise in disability inclusion. She provides guidance, insight, and resources to meeting professional in her program Accommodating People with Disabilities at Meetings and Events.
Rossetti and her husband, Mark Leder, are on a personal mission to influence those associated with the housing industry, government policymakers, and the public at large to address and meet the needs of housing for an exponentially growing aging population. Specifically, to provide accessibility for those who wish to stay in their homes for as long as possible and accommodate people with disabilities. She is the author of the Universal Design Toolkit.
Rosemarie and her husband know what works from experience. They built a national demonstration home and garden in Columbus, Ohio, the Universal Design Living Laboratory www.UDLL.com. The highest rated universal design home in North America, it earned three universal design national certifications. In addition, the home was awarded two green building certifications: Silver LEED from the U.S. Green Building Council and Gold level on the National Green Building Standard program.
Rossetti delivers programs on the topics of universal design and green building, entitled How to Use Universal Design to Increase Your Business, andTurning Green Building Practices Into Profits. She and her husband consult with builders, designers and consumers assisting in the design of new and remodeled homes.
Selling Disability Income Insurance with Convictionusing her case study. In this program Rossetti discusses the value of disability income insurance and motivates insurance professionals and financial planners to sell more policies.