Rita Brauneck

Senior Consultant

Rita Brauneck brings extensive experience as a business owner, business executive, and business coach to the telos team. She understands the language of business and the impact that individual leaders and leadership can have on results. She is leveraging a thirty-five year business career and a broad repertoire of functional and operational experiences. Rita has been responsible for the P&L and strategic direction of seven different businesses, three as owner/principal and four as a corporate executive. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of NSL Analytical Services, Inc., a Cleveland based, leading provider of specialized testing services. Rita also advises early stage companies in Cleveland as a founding mentor of Jumpstart’s Burton D. Morgan Mentoring Program. She is a Board Member of In Counsel with Women, an organization of Cleveland’s most senior executive women. In 2008, she founded Rita J. Brauneck, LLC. As Principal, Rita is actively working with clients across the US in virtually every sector, notably manufacturing, financial services, banking, retail, professional services and healthcare. Rita brings her knowledge and executive coaching experience to the telos institute as a senior consultant.

Her approach is to partner with each client to identify strengths to leverage, opportunities for development, and clarity on how both will positively impact the business. She draws out self-discovery through incisive questions and respectful listening. The opportunity to work with clients at the intersection of professional dreams and business goals is extraordinarily joyful.

Rita holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BA cum laude from Lake Erie College. She is certified as an executive coach through Lee Hecht Harrison and holds certifications in a number of leadership competency and behavioral assessment tools.

Rita lives near downtown Cleveland with an amazing view of Lake Erie and the city skyline. She loves having time with family and friends. She enjoys music, baseball, reading, being outdoors and traveling.