Rita Young Allen, MA, MS

The LifeStyle Connection

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The LifeStyle Connection is a dynamic group of christian women who will come together to entertain, inspire and support each other.  They will enjoy the opportunity to grow and help other women to grow.  They will share their talents to inspire, motivate and strengthen other women. This is a group of women who have a common goal to be the best they can be...every day, and lead other women into being their best!   

Ladies of The LifeStyle Connection will be able to sing, but do not have to have a solo voice.  They will have rhythm, but do not have to be an experienced dancer.  They will need to be able to speak from stage, but do not have to be a public speaker.  They will need to be able to socialize with ease when introduced to new acquaintences. 

These ladies will either already have a polished look or be willing to develop a polished look.  There will be tremendous support for whatever you need to do to become the lady you would like to be.  The goal of this group is to be an example of what accomplished southern christian women look like!  You, along with Rita, will attend events where you may do anything from greeting folks at the door, to modeling, to performing a group song on stage. 

You will be a chosen, polished service group to inspire other women!  You will look so forward to our events as they will not only encourage and inspire others, but will be a personal highlight of your life as well. There are some very exciting plans for us as we mature together!

The audition is private with Rita and will last approximately 20-30 minutes.  You will need to sing a verse and chorus of any song you choose, with or without music (but no voices on the track if you use music.)  If you are able to harmonize, Rita would also like to hear some harmony!  You will need to show that you can move to the rhythm of a song (Rita will lead you).  If you play an instrument, please bring it and play just a short piece for Rita.  If you play the piano, there is one in the Arts Center.  You will need to stand and speak for one minute (as if speaking to an audience) on any subject you choose.  Rita will ask you three questions about anything, just to see how well you can "think on your feet!" Lastly, Rita would like to know what your deepest desires are for yourself...what you would like to accomplish...where you want to be and what you want to look like this time next year!  It will be lots of fun!  

Blessings to you as you bless others!


What a joy it is to have a life filled with beautiful sisters!  One of my dearest friends, Darlene Real Higginbotham, is really the motivation for this wonderful addition of "The LifeStyle Connection" to my new Center for the Arts, Education and Wellness.  She and her similar group, The Model Connection, have experienced tremendous success.  I have pictured her below with The Model Connection (sitting on the right).  Thank you, Darlene, for your beautiful spirit and wonderful insight.  ~Rita

What a blessing you are to me.  If it was only a visit, your bright spirit would have lifted me up, however, you did not come for a visit alone; but to bless my socks off with your knowledge.  You are such a gentle teacher.  Thank you does not fully express my appreciation, but it is my best so Thank You.  Your encouragement has changed me.  With love and appreciation, Darlene

Darlene Real Higginbotham, Speaking Professional, Appearance Matters, Inc.


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“Rita Allen is the true meaning of Professional! She has a remarkable upbeat personality and always aims to get the job done with excellence. I enjoyed working with her on many projects. Rita is talented, outgoing, personable, detailed, as well as creative! She is always thinking outside the box. She is full of life and there is never a dull moment when in her presence. I am honored to have worked with such a great person."  September 4, 2009, Jessica Peterman,.” Brookdale Senior Living


Keynote Speaking Professional / Concert Soloist / Published Author

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Concentration in Counseling) from Jacksonville State University. Master of Science in Management Leadership (Healthcare Administration) from Troy University.

Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Minor in Music from Jacksonville State University.

Associate of Science in Music Education, Vocal Performance
with attendance to Snead State College, Gadsden State College, and Wallace State College.

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