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Successful Survivors by Rhonda Sciortino

Successful Survivors by Rhonda Sciortino


“Rhonda’s message of not being too broken to be fixed comes through loud and clear in Successful Survivors. Every one of us can mine the lessons out of the adversity we’ve experienced and use those lessons to create our own unique brand of successful living.” —Sandie Morgan, Ph.D., R.N., Director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice

Millions of people fail to reach their full potential. Many want to improve their lives, but simply do not know how. They do not understand how to turn their setbacks into opportunities, their failures into life lessons. As a result, they feel “stuck” in unhappy relationships, unfulfilling jobs, and financial debt.

In the new self-help book Successful Survivors, author Rhonda Sciortino lays out a strategy to overcoming life’s obstacles through the cultivation of the eight unique character traits of survivors. These traits include: tenacity, courage, resilience, and resourcefulness. Sciortino demonstrates ways to develop these characteristics in our personal and professional lives.

New York Times bestselling author Matthew Barnett praises Successful Survivors for giving “practical advice for nurturing, developing, and leverage the key characteristics necessary for success.”

Dr. Karen Bergstrom, Executive Director of Safe Families, says Successful Survivors helps survivors of trauma by “showing them that it is possible to recover and to thrive” afterwards. Pairing proven survival strategies with compelling, relatable stories of other successful survivors, Successful Survivors emphasizes that the only difference between victory and defeat is the ability to apply your full potential to the adversity in your life.


Rhonda Sciortino is an author, motivational speaker and coach for authentic success. She overcame abuse, homelessness, and poverty to become a successful entrepreneur, spokeswoman, and advocate for abused children. She currently serves as the chair for the Successful Survivors Foundation, an organization created to help survivors of adversity to create personal and professional success. Rhonda lives in Southern California with her husband, Nick, near their daughter and her family. Additional information is available at www.rhonda.org.

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Written by Rhonda Sciortino
Foreword by Matthew Barnett
978-1-57826-629-6, $15.00 paperback
978-1-57826-666-1, $9.99 ebook

Published by Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Penguin Random House.
Available wherever books are sold.