In this episode, Ria Story, Motivational Leadership Speaker, shares her incredible story of surviving and overcoming an abusive background to succeed despite the odds. She shares how, by being determined to thrive and empower others to do the same, she quickly went beyond mere survival and embraced leadership as a calling. You do not want to miss the valuable perspective Ria shares on resilience and authenticity, and how they are both essential elements to being an effective, empowering leader.
Like many, Ria faced adversity in life. Raised on an isolated farm in Alabama, she was sexually abused by her father from age 12 – 19. Desperate to escape, she left home at 19 without a job, a car, or even a high school diploma. Ria learned to be resilient, not only surviving, but thriving. She worked her way through college, earning her MBA with a cumulative 4.0 GPA, and had a successful career in the corporate world of administrative healthcare.