edieEdie Raether is an international keynote speaker, bestselling author and parenting coach. She has integrated over 40 years of experience in human potential development, motivation, and behavioral psychology into a revolutionary character building program, I Believe I Can Fly!.  As president of Performance PLUS, a speaking, corporate training and consulting firm, Edie has empowered over 3,500 professional associations, schools, educational organizations, community and youth groups as well as Fortune 500 companies on five continents.Edie is an authority on the neuroscience of achievement and brain-based performance, including emotional and intuitive intelligence.  Her roll-up-your-sleeves positive psychology training programs integrate Action Intelligence (AQ) for high impact results. As an occupational therapist, Edie had worked with all types of disorders including children with autism and those with emotional and behavioral challenges. She has turned around some of New York City’s most at-risk kids by creating caring cultures to give children hope.A Social Change Agent, Edie hosted and produced talk shows on radio and TV with affiliates of ABC. She has also been a psychotherapist, family counselor and human development coordinator and professor at a community college. Edie is a sought-after resource for various media such as NBC and publications including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Parenting, Prevention, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and Reuters.

A bestselling author, Edie’s seven books, including Stop Bullying Now, have been translated into numerous languages. She is also a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional, which is the highest earned mark of excellence awarded by the National Speakers Association to fewer than 8% of its membership worldwide. It assures you of a high-impact, empowering program that is engaging, educational and entertaining.

Edie, I believe you have a gift and I hope that you can continue sharing your knowledge with others to make this a better world for our children.
Sandra Trigoso
Palm Beaches YMCA

Edie hits the nail on the head in her program, I Believe I Can Fly!
Dr. Susan J. Mendelsohn
Clinical Psychologist 

Edie Raether clearly understands there is magic in every child. I Believe I Can Fly! identifies personal strengths, reinforces good choices, and promotes positive relationships, thus leaving us all empowered and inspired. “Absolutely delightful.
Stacy D. Leighton
Author and Trainer

After witnessing a very dramatic increase in our son’s confidence and self esteem, we asked what so instantly inspired him.  He made reference to Ms. Edie’s CD and one of the five-minute guided imagery exercises. What is amazing is that we only played it once!
Steve and Ava Dunker
Proud Parents and Counselor

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