Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a powerful, internationally recognized expert, speaker, consultant, and author. She is the CEO and founder of Rossetti Enterprises LLC since January 1997. Her business is a Disability-Owned Business Enterprise. Rosemarie delivers presentations on-site as well as virtually.
In June 1998, Rossetti was crushed by a 7,000-pound tree while riding her bicycle. Paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury, Rossetti looked deep within herself and found new strength and purpose. In her keynote speeches, she shares the lessons she has learned since that fateful day to empower her audiences. She demonstrates how to rise above misfortune and live life with conviction.
As the author of Take Back Your Life: Regaining Your Footing After Life Throws You A Curve!, she shares her 5 Lessons to Live By that she learned during her recovery.
Speaking from her wheelchair, Rosemarie also addresses and consults with meeting professionals to help them create a welcoming inclusive event environment. She helps them meet and exceed requirements mandated by the venue and the meeting organizer. Sharing her own dramatic story and personal experiences speaking from the platform, her presentation helps meeting professionals save time, reduce stress, and achieve success in planning more diverse and inclusive meetings and events. As an internationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion, she also has numerous podcast interviews and articles on this subject. Rossetti’s sought-after presentation focused on accommodating people with disabilities at meetings and events has been a game-changer in the meetings industry.
Rosemarie and her husband Mark Leder are the designers, general contractors, owners, and occupants of the Universal Design Living Laboratory. This national demonstration home and garden in Columbus, Ohio is the top-rated universal design home in North America earning three national universal design certifications. The home received a Silver LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and a Gold rating on the National Green Building Standard certification program. Rossetti is an inspiring entrepreneur who is rethinking design and building by spearheading discussions and experiments around re-imagined living and workspaces.
Rosemarie speaks about this home throughout the U.S. and beyond and consults with builders, remodelers, developers, architects, interior designers, Realtors, occupational therapists, manufacturers as well as consumers. Her keynote addresses accessible design, universal design, and green building for the public as well as industry professionals.
Rossetti is the author of the Universal Design Toolkit which provides time-saving ideas, resources, solutions, and guidance for making homes accessible. As a foremost expert on universal and accessible design, she shares her knowledge and experience through her book, features in national publications, presentations, and podcasts.