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Management Consulting- Transformational Business Growth Strategist, Advisor to Leaders


Dr. Rita Lustgarten is a master influencer, transformational leader, social activist, humanitarian and philanthropist. She is the CEO & Founder Global Visionaries Inc., a Transformational Strategic Business Growth Consulting firm, helping companies rise to higher levels of distinction and success through recreating and redefining themselves in the marketplace. Her company also provides high-level advisement for boards, leaders and influencers.

​Dr. Rita Lustgarten's work centers on cultivating leaders and growing companies to enhance profitability and establish a formidable market presence. She specializes in advancing companies to new levels of success at every stage of their growth. Her expertise encompasses helping companies in scaling their business, strategic change, transforming organizations, communication, cultural transformation,  brand and marketing consulting, as well as global business and leadership development. She advises executives and their teams on building unique leadership capabilities and creating distinctive brands in the marketplace. As a master influencer and evolutionary leader, Dr. Lustgarten has mentored business leaders worldwide in growth, innovation, communication, leadership, entrepreneurship, branding, strategy, and execution. With extensive experience in the executive sector, she possesses a profound understanding of the transformation required for individuals to achieve leadership mastery and become groundbreaking forces for change.

​As a visionary, strategist and thought leader, Dr. Rita is passionate about working with companies and businesses that want to leverage their greatest resources, become a world-class brand, go to the next level of success and make a global impact.  Through her unique branding process, she focuses on helping companies distinguish themselves in the marketplace, creatively grow and expand, internally align their culture with their brand, and be on the leading edge in their respective industries. Her work uncovers human potential within individuals and organizations and catalyzes the powerful expression of their brand's essence and purpose.

​As a facilitator, she has worked for many years with small and large groups in organizational and non-organizational settings, demonstrating a true gift for working with complex group dynamics. She is a synthesizer and integrator who facilitates the emergence of new levels of understanding and creates new possibilities and openings for direction and action.

​Dr. Rita is a keynote speaker and travels the world giving inspiring talks on women’s empowerment and leadership. She is known for her ground breaking Global Leadership Summits and her Global Leadership Academy for Women of Influence. She is also the founder of the Women’s Global Leadership Forum.

Dr. Rita continues to be a high- level advisor to leaders in the private and public sector. She has worked as an advisor to top leaders in the Financial, Environmental, Technology, & Retail industries as well as in the non-profit world. She consults with companies globally and has been working with several celebrities.


Dr. Rita’s partial client list includes

  • Exxon

  • Groupon

  • General Electric

  • Motorola

  • The Gap

  • Citibank

  • Smith Barney

  • Google

  • Environmental Grant Makers Association

  • Williams-Sonoma

  • Chicago Tribune

  • Lucent Technologies

  • Greenpeace

  • Investors Circle

  • Herbert Mines


She has successfully worked with multi-billion- dollar companies, start-ups and everything in between, having years of experience working with executives of Fortune 500 companies as well as many powerful and successful women entrepreneurs and leaders. She has served on several non- profit boards. She has extensive international and cross- cultural experience that gives her leverage in working with companies and leaders globally. Dr. Rita is most exceptionally and especially known for her charismatic way of communicating and inspiring others to unleash their full potential and rise to greater heights.

Dr. Rita was featured in Forbes magazine as “Game Changer” for her outstanding work with women business leaders globally. She has been recognized for helping women to dynamically distinguish themselves in the global marketplace and become a powerful part of a new economic force reshaping the world. She is known for being a courageous and pioneering free spirit, whose mission in life is to inspire, and elevate, to uplift the consciousness of humanity and to bring new ideas into being, creating change and a positive impact in the world.

She is  member of the Association for Transformational Leaders, a forum for individuals of significant influence in artistic, academic, social, political, corporate and humanitarian endeavors, devoted to doing transformational work in their respective fields, while creating a world that is socially just, environmentally sustainable, and spiritually fulfilling. She is also the originator of “MenSpeak” - a powerful national movement (U.S.) of men advocating for women rising.


Dr. Rita is:

  • A Founding Member of the Institute of Evolutionary Leadership

  • A Founding member of the Institute of Psychological Medicine

  • A Founding faculty member for Compassion Happens, Inc.,

  • A Faculty member of The Living University

  • A founding member of Wisdom’s Goldenrod, a Center for Philosophic Studies

  • Founding Guardian Circle Member– Unicef

  • A member of the Association for Transformational Leaders

  • Author of an upcoming book on Transformation & Actualizing Human Potential.


Dr. Lustgarten holds 2 master’s -degrees in “Clinical Psychology,” and “Human and Organizational Development & Transformation” and a doctorate in Human Development & Organizational Systems.  She was awarded a fellowship for her outstanding work in the field of women and leadership and her concomitant contribution to a national initiative called “Creativity, Longevity, and Wisdom,” a project of the Institute for Social Innovation. She has also received several other awards including the award for “Woman of Excellence” from the Women’s Economic Forum in India and the “Top Global Diversity & Inclusion Leadership” award for her outstanding transformational work with women leaders globally, from the Women’s World Congress. Most remarkably, she has received the prestigious honor of being knighted as “Dame of Honor” by the Orthodox Order of St. John, Russian Grand Priory (the oldest humanitarian order on the planet) for her philanthropic endeavors and lifelong service to humanity.

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