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From the beginning of time, women have been taught to hide their true selves, their unique skills, and their deepest desires. We’ve been conditioned to expect, and fear being doubted or dismissed, leaving us feeling like frauds or imposters even if we achieve success or receive praise.

It’s time to step out of those old messages and reclaim our authentic selves.

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Thanks for visiting!

 I’m trying to imagine who you are—the visitor to my page.

Are you struggling with doubt and sometimes feeling like you are masquerading as somebody you are not—leaving you feeling like an imposter?

 Do you want more from your life—more success, more joy, and maybe more authentic connections?

 Are your goals and dreams just something you talk about but struggle with the courage to take action?

 Does it feel like every part of your waking day is about caring for others, and self-care sounds like some delusional, self-indulgent act?

If any of this sounds like you, then welcome!

 You are in the right place!

 I’m a clinical health psychologist, award-winning keynote speaker, author, and a big believer in the power of authenticity. ​I started on my professional journey thirty years ago as a health psychologist dedicated to a holistic and authentic approach to living.

 Stepping into the courage to release our most authentic selves is the game changer that leads to a successful and purpose-driven life.

I am committed to guiding and teaching you how to step out of limiting self-doubt, indecision, and anxiety and into your Real power to live your dreams.

 ​I know that when we support each other amazing things happen. ​

Looking forward to getting to know you!!

 With gratitude,

   Dr. Lori

REAL Women’s Collective™

Reclaiming Empowerment for Authentic Living

A Membership Program for professional women who are stepping out of self-doubt and learning to embrace their authentic voices, express their truth, and ultimately empower themselves and others in the process.

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A Membership Program for professional women who are stepping out of self-doubt and learning to embrace their authentic voices, express their truth, and ultimately empower themselves and others in the process.



An Award Winning Corporate Keynote
speaker with over 30 years of experience as a television and radio contributor,
Dr. Lori delivers engaging and interactive keynote addresses that inspire audiences to action.



We understand caregiving can be financially challenging, so we offer our membership site at an affordable price. We aim to make high-quality support and educational resources accessible to everyone who needs them.



“This book is a powerful collection of stories about women finding courage and resilience in the face of adversity. Each story is a poignant reminder of the power women have to create positive change.” 

Madeleine K. Albright
Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the National Democratic Institute

“Dr. Lori presented to our academic medical center’s faculty, staff and students in a capacity-filled auditorium. The talk was co-sponsored by our Mature Workforce and Civility Committees and was touted as “the best talk ever.”  She was able to engage an audience with substance, style and inspiration. When planning their next program they remarked, “it’s going to be hard to get someone as good as Dr. Lori!”

Deborah Plummer, PhD
Vice Chancellor/Chief Diversity Officer, University of Massachusetts Medical School UMass Memorial Health Care System

“Planning a conference and selecting speakers who will engage a wide demographic of over 800 women can be challenging.  Having Dr. Lori Stevic Rust at your conference or event is one of the best decisions you will make! She has the rare ability to combine her intellect and experience into a dynamic Keynote and at the end still have you longing for more. A definite conference favorite in both a keynote and workshop, she went above and beyond to make sure she knew what our needs were and our purpose for asking her to present. 

Her passion, enthusiasm, and humor energized the room and was exactly what we needed to kick off our Women’s Conference!”

Terri DeCenzo
First Lady Coastal Carolina University

“When life gets busy and overwhelming and scary and emotional, we all can use support. If you are a caregiver for someone, and especially if dementia is part of the equation, you need specialized information and support. I have found that Dr. Lori has the right combination of compassion, wisdom, care, and humanity to ease the hearts and minds of those who have taken on the role of caregiver. Having been in her group for several years has been a privilege and I will treasure the experience always.”


“As my wife was getting further along and her dementia, I felt like I was reaching the limits of my self-sufficiency. I didn’t know how to deal with her increased needs and dependency on me, but even more confusing, was how to accept my own reactions and feelings about what was happening to us and more troubling what was happening to me. What happened was something that I did not expect. I started asking for help. People started offering help. I found Dr. Lori‘s support group. I didn’t like talking about my problems, but I found acceptance and support for what I thought was my unique situation. I wasn’t alone or unique. Dr. Lori’s compassion and understanding and professionalism was the glue that connected all the parts of my support team — all the people that were there to help me. This Support Group held me together when I was not sure of myself.“



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