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Rhonda Orr was emotionally, sexually, and physically abused as a child. Because her family moved frequently, she was always the “new kid” in school and experienced bullying as a result. As an adult, she worked as a top-level corporate executive in the cosmetics industry and saw bullying used as a weapon among adults.
In 2011, she began working with girls in California, teaching them to overcome bullying through leadership techniques. This is where Rhonda developed the Triangle of Triumph concept, which tells boys and girls that, while they may start as a victim, becoming a survivor isn’t enough; they must move on to become leaders.
Rhonda moved to Arizona, and, on February 8th, 2013, obtained 501(c)(3) status for her newly-named non-profit, Rhonda’s STOP BULLYING Foundation for Girls.
She held two Rhonda’s Royal Academies, all day experiential seminars, at Prescott’s Hassayampa Inn, which donated the space to hold the events. The girls graduated by performing presentations and a fashion show, using fashion accessories from Dillard’s. The graduation also served as a fund-raiser with raffles and silent auctions.
These academies, like everything the Foundation does , were offered at no charge.
Rhonda also began to privately tutor girls at the Hassayampa Inn and coached parents and their daughters privately. Some made donations on their own accord. Some did not.
On Feb. 8th, 2014, Rhonda held the Foundation’s first Leadership Academy, changing the name to be a better fit to what we do using our Triangle of Triumph, and shortening the name to "Rhonda's STOP BULLYING Foundation," dropping the "for Girls" part because she was now being asked to deal with boys as well. It was a success and led to another Leadership Academy and an Educational Forum with musical entertainment and speeches – some by graduating students.
Rhonda accepted a job Life Coaching at Spring Ridge Academy, in Mayer, AZ, an all-girls therapeutic boarding school that has up to seventy-four girls at a time. She learned a great deal as she coached girls in crisis management, mentoring, problem solving and goal setting.
She helped them take personal responsibility and accountability and provided input to therapy sessions and team meetings.
Rhonda was promoted to be the Life Skills Club Instructor (creating their curriculum) and was the facilitator of the school's Toastmasters club, instructing them on presentation skills, speechwriting and presentations.
Rhonda held a Leadership Academy in spring of 2015, records podcasts dealing with bullying topics, and writes a weekly advice column, Dear Rhonda and Dr. Cheri, with Cheri L. McDonald, PhD., LMFT, that appears in the Prescott Daily Courier and Arizona Republic newspapers and on their websites.
Define Yourself Before Others Do!
Rhonda’s STOP BULLYING Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Prescott, Arizona. The organization helps children age 9 through 18 acquire life skills such as presentation skills, talent development, social acclamation, value and ethics, poise and style development.
The five C’s – Confidence, Civility, Courage, Creativity and strong Carriage – are taught through Rhonda’s Leadership Academy. The environment at our academy is participatory and is always a sanctuary of emotional safety.
“Define Yourself Before Others Do” seminars, workshops, and summer camps helps girls and boys to learn to be less vulnerable to bullying by teaching them to feel well enough about themselves that they can “forget” themselves and do the things in life that matter the most: creating healthy relationships and providing service to others.
Through the Triangle of Triumph, Victim to Survivor to Leader, we guide kids through our restorative and preventative educational journey. Our kids learn how to define themselves with Courage, Confidence, Civility, Creativity and strong Carriage at Rhonda’s Leadership Academies which include seminars, workshops and summer camps.
Every Child a Leader!
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