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

-Mckenna reitz

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 over $50,000 for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and donated almost 40,000 toys and over $6300 to the Toledo Children’s Hospital since 2015.



sylvania chamber of commerce awards

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."

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


Vince Croci |  Master of Ceremonies

'Recently I had the pleasure of absorbing a presentation by McKenna and walked away from being inspired, motivated, challenged, and moved to embrace my life as it presents itself to me that day and every day with ownership and positivity. I would encourage and recommend that you invite her to speak to your team, group, organization, family, or whomever to have the experience of interacting with a truly dynamic individual with a story to tell that is one that you will be fortunate to hear!"

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

-Captain jack sparrow