The Kidney Patient’s Life Coach


What Readers, Audience Participants, Clients & Colleagues are saying about Risa…

“Risa is an indomitable force for kidney patients. She is committed, energized and attentive to detail.  .”he is a collaborator and someone you want on your team.

Nancy Werbach | Director of Development, National Kidney Foundation of Arizona

“Risa knows how to put people at ease, while simultaneously inspiring them to do more—and be their best. Her presence and message illuminates a genuine light from within. She is the real deal.”
Leigh Reynolds, National Director, Event Works

“Despite the challenges and obstacles Risa’s dealt with, her passion and determination helped her touch so many lives. Instead of asking why she is where she is, she sets out to find solutions and cures—while educating and empowering herself and others.”
Nicole Crites, News Anchor/Reorter KPHO CBS 5 News

“Risa is a dynamic, positive force with the knowledge and the energy to push the transplantation process forward—which, by the way, includes pushing me forward through confusion and anxiety to the other side.”
-Becky Bartness, Attorney At Law

“Risa is a very articulate intelligent and collaborative professional. Each time I work with her, I want to be more involved in making a difference in peoples lives. Her enthusiasm and dedication are contagious!”
-Kristi Smiley, Business Development Director, PKD Foundation

“Risa is an esteemed peer mentor with a unique ability to inspire others affected by kidney disease to be actively involved in managing their health and to be their own best adovcate within the healthcare system. Her dedication, passion, and insatiable hunger for knowledge are undeniably contagious.”  

-Kelli Collins, LICSW, Patient Services Director, National Kidney Foundation

“Professional & Detailed Oriented. Anyone who knows Risa, knows an unsurpassed quality individual.”
-Dr. Jon Tanner, DC, President of Tanner Chiropractic

“Risa started out fighting for her own cause and then went on to help others with profound determination while remaining in a place of gracious appreciation.”
-Andrea Clasen, Founder/President, Clasen Consulting

“Your book was a life changer for me. It helped me attract donors right away! Your book–more than any doctor–was the wake up call that I was sleepwalking my way to dialysis. Your book got me moving! It opened my eyes to the realities of what a life on dialysis could be like and why I’d want to avoid it if at all possible. Your book is chock full of practical guidance and even “cheat sheets” on how to tell one’s story in an inspiring and educational way.”
-Beth R. CKD Mentee / Client

“Source of Hope”
-Shirley Smith, Coaching Client

“Caring, Compassionate, Intelligent!”
-Joyce Ellis, Client

“Master of Discovery”
-Dean Taylor, Lead Account Manager

“Seemingly Effortless Expertise, Pleasantly Challenging, Skilled Perfection!”
– Donna Patton, Medical Team Collaborator, PKD Patient & Artist

“Investigator, Innovator, Dynafriend!”
-Jill McMasters, UNOS Board & Committee Chair

“Three words: Ignited, Insightful Passion!”
-Michelle Fulcher, President, Organized Affair