About Rita Marie Johnson
FOUNDER, CEO, AUTHOR
Rita Marie Johnson is an educator, speaker, author, and creator of the Connection Practice. She has shared the Connection Practice worldwide for almost fifteen years and was awarded the Ashoka Changemakers Innovation Award: Building a More Ethical Society, which was chosen from over 75 projects in 30 countries. Her practice has been shared with 150+ certified trainers and reached over 100,000 students. Rita Marie’s vision is for the Connection Practice to be integrated into schools so that social-emotional connection is valued as much as reading, writing and math.
Rita Marie has presented seminars and keynote speeches in the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, and Central America, In 2016, her Amazon best-seller, Completely Connected, received a Nautilus Award in the Psychology category of Better Books for a Better World.