January 19, 2011

Reina Weiner | Author, Speaker, Mentor


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Reina S. Weiner is an author, enthusiastic keynote speaker, mentor, President of Why Wait, LLC., and the mother of two adult, independent children.

Reina has a good life!  She joyfully (read “apprehensively”) returned to college after a 20 year hiatus and graduated with honors from The University of Connecticut.  Working as an oncology representative for a pharmaceutical company, Reina later earned the title of #1 Oncology Representative in the Nation (with Adria Pharmaceutical Co. now Pfizer). Promoted to National Corporate Oncology Trainer at Daiichi Pharmaceutical, Reina  wrote oncology and sales seminars, and also  worked with and trained representatives one-on-one in the field. 

After many air miles and a personal challenge, Reina sought a new career path:  She walked into Northern Virginia Community College and offered to teach Medical Terminology.  Following two semesters instructing Medical Terminology, Reina was offered an Adjunct Assistant Professorship in Pharmacology instructing nursing students. Educating adult students was so rewarding, that Reina chose to create more opportunities to communicate, motivate and encourage others. After being asked repeatedly “How do I get a job in the pharmaceutical industry?” Reina designed, developed and taught a course that prepared people to do just that. 

Reina continues to encourage women to bravely go where lots of women have gone before!  Her workshops and coaching sessions inspire women to ask for what they need – at home, at work, and just about everywhere else. 

As the former President of Loudoun Toastmasters, Reina continues to mentor new speakers and foster their inherent leadership skills. She has appeared on Fox5News, been the keynote speaker at corporate events, and is a contributor to various publications and blogs.

Reina’s new book, Strong From the Start – Raising Confident and Resilient Kids, encourages children’s reasonable choices and their responsible resolution focusing on mutual trust, confidence and loving our children for who they are – timeless and universal values applicable in all parent/child relationships. You can hear her voice and her sense of humor throughout her book.   “Besides brimming with great advice, Strong From the Start is filled with warm, tender stories that will inspire confidence in parents to raise confident children!” – Gloria DeGaetano, Founder and CEO, The Parent Coaching Institute

Reina recently designed and organized an interactive, informative event – “Creating Your Best Life” in Washington, DC with five women authors discussing everything from dating to retirement, career change and family life. 

Reina is the mother of two adult, independent children living the lives they’ve chosen for themselves. Her fundamental parenting goal (encouraging her children to leave home and take their stuff before they were 35) has been succesfully realized.

To learn more about Reina, please visit www.reinaweiner.com.

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