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For more than fifteen years, Hillary Rettig has been helping people achieve their dream of business, creative, or career success. Through her books, coaching, speeches, workshops, and classes, she has helped thousands become more joyfully productive and effective. She has coached people from around the world, and given speeches and workshops throughout North America.
Her books include The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block (Infinite Art, 2011); and The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World Without Losing Your Way (Lantern Books, 2006).
Ms. Rettig began her coaching career in the field of microenterprise, where she ran two programs that helped hundreds of people from all backgrounds start and grow a wide variety of businesses. Prior to entering that field, she had a prior career in high tech consulting and journalism, where she published hundreds of articles in leading magazines including Wired, Working Woman, and Inc. Technology. An acknowledged expert in value-added distribution channels, she was invited to speak at numerous computer industry conferences and venues, and also delivered a popular series of talks for Microsoft Corporation resellers that was designated a, “company-wide best practice.” She also founded some of the first online publications devoted to the emerging home automation field: The Home Automation Times (for resellers) and Technocopia (for consumers).
She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and numerous other publications; and has been interviewed on CBS-TV network news, as well as WBAI and WBUR public radio stations.
Ms. Rettig was born in the Bronx, NY, and currently lives in Boston, MA. Along with helping people succeed, her personal passions include social justice, veganism, and animal rights. She is a living kidney donor, and also a former foster mom to four Sudanese refugees (“Lost Boys”), now all adult and living independently.