Rhonda Scharf

Author, Expert on Administrative Professionals, 

Rhonda Scharf
Rhonda Scharf

Communication & Conflict,  Motivation/Humour    

Travels From: Canada –  Ontairo
Fee Range: $3500 – $7500


Rhonda Scharf is a Professional Speaker, Trainer and Author, based in Ottawa, Ontario.  She has spoken to tens of thousands of people in 13 different countries.  She conducts on-site training, keynote speeches, regular webinars and coaching to a variety of clients. She embraces the opportunity to customize programs to suit the needs of her client base.

Her enthusiasm and positive energy truly make her stand out in her profession. Rhonda has the ability to make training fun and interesting.   She is very active within the administrative community and its various associations.  She is known as the “go-to” person for Administrative Professionals and widely known and respected for her approach and solution based information

Rhonda was recently inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame, HoF, has earned the highest speaking designation in the world in 2004, CSP, has served as the National President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speaker (CAPS), and earned the “Spirit of CAPS” award in 2008. That makes Rhonda only one of two speakers in the world with this trifecta of honours.

Rhonda’s professional speaking career began at the age of two when her mom used to offer her 25 cents just to be quiet for five minutes. Now that clients actually pay her to speak and not be quiet, her mother and her family still don’t understand why


I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Do you feel like you are just putting in time when you come to work? Hopefully not. Do you feel appreciated, valued and like you are an important part of the team? Don’t fear if you don’t –  You’re not alone! Learn to get “satisfaction.”

Sometimes You’re The Windshield…Sometimes You’re The Bug

Sometimes life gets the better of us, and we ask “Whose life is it, anyway”? When you stop living for yourself, and live only for everyone else, something is missing! In this humorous keynote, Rhonda shares that not only do we all experience this feeling – it’s OK to be frustrated!

Charisma, Credibility & Confidence. The 1-2-3 Plan for Success!

Why is it that some people can walk into a room, and everyone will notice. Or with others, there is that immediate connection with (or the opposite – the immediate dislike!) Everyone wants to be the person that exudes Charisma, Credibility and Confidence.

Make the Leap to Remarkable   I get it, you’re good at what you do – but are you remarkable?

Do you really stand out as “one of the best”? And if you’ve been doing your job for a while now (lets say, over five years), how do you know if you are that good anymore?

Maximizing Your Inner Superhero

All Super Heroes have Super Powers, and when they use them for “good” rather than “evil” they can leap tall buildings in a single bound, catch a speeding bullet, or stop a runaway train in its tracks. We all have super powers, we just don’t always know what they are, nor what to do with them. Learn to harness the super powers you have to be a Super Hero every day at work.
Come along for a fun ride as Rhonda shares how to find your super powers, and how to use them to help you maximize your Inner Super Hero.


Leadership Bootcamp

You have earned your senior role. You are respected and you know what to do. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it better. By learning to be a leader, you will find you standout on your team and your team stands out. Getting things done is easier, the frustration level is lower, and you’ll enjoy what you are doing.

But what is “Leadership” anyway? Leadership today is different than Leadership 20 years ago. It doesn’t mean you supervise, and it certainly doesn’t mean you are a “manager”. It means you lead through your actions. Do you know how to lead through your actions? Do you know what others see and if it is Leadership in their eyes?

The Amazing Assistant  

This energetic, fun and fast paced program will show you how to master your critical role as an Administrative Assistant, Secretary or Support Professional.  Refine and expand the critical skills that make you better than good…they make you “AMAZING” !

Professional Effectiveness

Manage Time More Effectively and Increase Productivity in the Workplace.  Do you complain that you don’t have enough time? Do you seem to always get behind on your organizational work, but aren’t sure why?

Project Management for Administrative Professionals  

Face it, you didn’t study project management, yet you’re being asked to run small to medium sized projects while you learn on your feet. Save yourself the frustration and mistakes of learning while you go by attending this program designed specifically for administrative professionals running projects as part of their job description.

Dealing With Difficult People & Confrontation Skills

Never again fall victim to those who love to make life miserable for the rest of us! The ability to communicate effectively in the workplace has become a basic skill in today’s environment. As the workplace becomes more stressful there seems to be more difficult people to deal with. In this program you will learn.


Oh, also tomorrow we will be doing a presentation to staff about what we learned at the conference. Another coworker and I will be sharing your advice and your analogy of driving a car to setting yourself up for being positive and staying positive. I’m hoping to have some smiles on the stick for my staff as well. I will give you the credit for all your ideas. Brittany and I simply love them and really want the staff to embrace them as well. I bought your book “Common sense is not common practice” and I will encourage staff to borrow it from me and read it.


Hello Rhonda, I just wanted to let you know, that I thoroughly enjoyed taking your course on minute taking in Edmonton yesterday. It was fun and very informative. I will be implementing many of the tips and tricks I have learned. I am so glad that I took the course. Thank you so very much.
Tina Best, Executive Assistant The Alberta Library

Rhonda, truly, I’m not blowing smoke up your skirt here – I truly feel your course is one of the most significantly beneficial courses I’ve attended in 25+ years of being an administrative support person. I wish I knew about you 13 years ago!
Michelle Hawgood

It was fun and very informative. I will be implementing many of the tips and tricks I have learned.
Tina Best, Executive Assistant The Alberta Library