Either you allow it To define you OR you define it.

-Mckenna reitz

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challenge yourself: Coaching + leadership podcast

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Hi! I'm McKenna!

My life forever changed when I lost ALL my hair due to an autoimmune disease, Alopecia. Instead of allowing Alopecia to define me, I decided to define it. When most would believe that losing your hair would take away your identity, Alopecia actually gave me my identity and true purpose in life. As an inspirational speaker and a Challenge  Coach, I work with ALL walks of life from athletes to moms to CEOs to help YOU find your purpose and reach your full potential.

I work with men & women on how to reframe life’s challenges into gifts and opportunities allowing them to pursue their purpose with clarity and confidence. 


A mother of two beautiful little girls and the wife of the most loving, supportive husband, I am heavily involved in many philanthropic projects that have raised thousands of dollars for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and donated almost forty thousand toys and over $6250 to the Toledo Children’s Hospital since 2015.



sylvania chamber of commerce awards

Diana Patton | CEO, Author, Speaker, Attorney

"McKenna is an excellent speaker and I highly recommend her for any organization, school or community event that needs an uplifting voice, and a powerful message of compassion, truth, hope, and love. 


I’m so grateful for McKenna, and her conscious decision to live with a high degree of authenticity, vulnerability, and transparency that allows people to deeply connect with her, as they will begin to see pieces of hope, promise and love in themselves."  READ MORE

Mary Wyar | Photographer

"While I’ve known McKenna for years, it was only recently that I had the pleasure of hearing her speak… as in, deliver a profound and beautiful message. Her presence in front of an audience is captivating, humorous and interactive. She told her story with such vulnerability that I left me feeling more empowered to be even more authentic and not sweat the small stuff."

Rhonda Kimmons |  Principal

"McKenna is an undefeated spirit that captivates her audience through storytelling and a personal look at life from her lens.  She is a dynamic speaker who motivates, inspires and will have you ready to live your best life."

The problem is not the problem. the problem is your attitude about the problem.

-Captain jack sparrow