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Rhonda Britten

Rhonda Britten
Born Rhonda Wiitanen
(1960-12-01) December 1, 1960 (age 53)
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Occupation Author
Life coaching
Years active 1990–2006
Spouse(s) Carl Mikulecky (1990-1998) (divorced)

Rhonda Britten (born Rhonda Wiitanen, December 1, 1960 in Two Harbors, Minnesota) is the founder of the Fearless Living Institute, an inspirational and life-changing speaker and bestselling author.

Early life

She was the middle child of three girls, and was the target of her divorced father's physical and emotional abuse. At the age of 14, she was the only witness to her father shooting and killing her mother and then shooting himself, which was one of the primary reasons she does counseling and life coaching.[1]

In her twenties, she appeared in Married...With Children episode Do Ya Think I'm Sexy (1990) as sexy Donna;[2] and as a student in the 22 February 1991 TV episode of Perfect Strangers.[3]


In 2001, she started the Fearless Living Institute after trying to commit suicide three times and realizing that fear was at her problems' core.[1] In an interview with Terra Wellington about the basis of the Institute, Rhonda said "No one can be fearless alone. But, you have to be willing to change your life."[4] That same year she was the "life doctor" on a U.K. reality show called "Help Me, Rhonda," which ran until 2003.[5]

She is perhaps best known as being the lead life coach on the reality TV series Starting Over from 2003-2006.[6] During her run on the show, she, along with her co-hosts, Iyanla Vanzant, Dr. Stan Katz, and the crew won a Daytime Emmy; a first for any reality show.[7]

In 2010, she starred as the life coach on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club's Season 7.[8]


She is the author of four best-selling books: "Fearless Loving" (2004), "Change Your Life in 30 Days" (2005), "Do I Look Fat In This?: Get Over Your Body and On With Your Life" (2007), "Fearless Living: Live Without Excuses and Love Without Regret" (2011).[9]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Fearless Living Institute official website
  • Official Rhonda Britten Home Page

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