Riana Milne, MA – Global Cert. Life, Dating & Relationship Coach, CCTP, LMHC, CAP, SAC, Certified Mindfulness Coach, Educational Speaker, and #1 Bestselling Author
She specializes in helping women and men of all ages through the impact of Childhood, Dating or Relationship Trauma and difficult transitions leading to overall Life Transformation and Successful relationships for individuals, couples and families in private practice for over 20 years in Egg Harbor Township, NJ and in Palm Beach County, Florida.
She takes an active Coaching role with her Client as they explore together the many avenues to their optimum emotional and over-all health and wellness, both individually and in relationships. She helps Singles attract Emotionally Healthy, Evolved and Conscious Love and guides Couples to transform their relationships from Toxic to Terrific.
Riana’s Holistic Coaching approach to overall personal growth and change for mind and spirit is core to all her endeavors. Riana believes every human being is unique and deserves an individual, fresh perspective on their emotional and physical health to reach their personal goals in Life, Love and in Business; as well as live their divine purpose which leads to an ultimate sense of happiness.
Riana had always wanted to help people with healing using motivational, educational and spiritual approaches so went for her Masters in 1997 in Clinical Counseling Psychology for the humanistic and scientific approaches. She uses – Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Solution-Focused therapies. She received her 3-part, 92-credits Master of Arts Degree from the Rowan University of NJ in Applied Clinical and Counseling Psychology in August 2000, with a 3.98 GPA and awards in the National Honor Society in Psychology (Psi Chi) and the National Honor & Leadership Society of Graduate Students (Alpha Epsilon Lambda). She has taught at the college level for the State of NJ – future Addictions Counselors – at Stockton College of NJ; and in earlier years taught Professional Development, Public Relations and Marketing at Gannon University in Erie, PA.
Riana established a private practice, Therapy by the Sea, LLC in the year 2000 in southern NJ, and soon found she wanted to reach even more people so chose to become a Singles & Couples Certified Relationship and Life Coach with the Relationship Coaching Institute, and took many courses in 2009 and 2010 to become Certified. This resulted in her free App, Lessons in Life & Love – on the Go! that launched in 2013 so she was able to Coach “beyond the walls of an office” by using webinars and virtual coaching through SKYPE, Zoom, and by phone. Shortly after that she developed an intensive VIP Coaching Program for both Singles (Dating to Mating) and Couples (Relationship Rescue) and started coaching in person (2011) as well as globally in 2017; and stopped taking therapy clients due to loving the huge successes and much higher levels of service she could offer a Coaching client.
In August of 2017, Riana launched her online, LifeandLoveTrainingAcademy.com; a virtual training center that offers courses for both Singles and Couples. It hosts the education her client needs while offering Group Coaching lessons on Zoom. This gives her clients the option and comfort of receiving their Coaching transformation at their own pace from home or while traveling.
Since 2013, Riana wrote and published two books which are now sold in Barnes & Noble stores and online in many areas including Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com. Her books, written to go together to improve yourself and your love relationships are: The #1 Bestselling book, LOVE Beyond Your Dreams – Break Free of Toxic Relationships to Have the Love You Deserve; and LIVE Beyond Your Dreams – from Fear and Doubt to Personal Power, Purpose and Success; and are both rated 5 STARS on both platforms and getting rave reviews!
She has since written two, 200-page interactive notebooks for Life & Love Transformation (one for Singles, the other for Couples), to accompany her LIVE & LOVE books for her individual and group coaching programs.’
Other books include a 250-page Instructional manual for her model and talent school, Commercial Modeling – The Real People Concept and in 2006, wrote and published her first book for public purchase, “Watch Me!” The Bold New Motivational Attitude for Personal Success. Riana asked her youngest daughter, Alexi Panos, to write a section of the LIVE and Watch Me! book which explains how she used this motivational technique to reach her success at such a young age. Proceeds for their book benefit Alexi’s charity, EPIC (Everyday People Initiating Change) and Riana’s Performance Arts Scholarship Fund. You can find details on the scholarship, in LIVE Beyond Your Dreams, and recommendations on other books in the section By the Sea Books Publishing.
Since Riana’s book’s published, she had become an Advice columnist twice for The Current Newspaper (My Relationship Coach and Singles by the Sea) and wrote an Advice column for the Delray Beach and Boca Raton Pineapple Newspaper (column – My Relationship Coach). She has done four Advice/talk radio shows, the latest one with Bold Brave Media called, Lessons in Life & Love. In 2018 her podcast, Lessons in Life & Love launched and now has over 50 weekly podcasts and can be found on all top podcast apps.
She has done many corporate lectures using techniques from her books. She found schools and corporate administrations looking for other professional speakers with a similar, motivating and educational approach to various topics. Thus, in 2010, Riana created the Speakers Bureau, where she serves as an agent to speakers of various ages, backgrounds, and who all possess many years of incredible life experience in their topics of choice.
Her Master’s Thesis, “Increasing Self-Concept and Developmental Assets in Adolescents using Behavioral and Psycho-educational Interventions” was the result of the initial Ventnor Teen Vision Program, a free group counseling program for adolescents of Atlantic County, ages 12 – 19, to which Riana donated her time and efforts to her community. Results of Riana’s thesis showed that adolescent high-risk behaviors decreased while overall health, happiness, good grades, self-esteem, and confidence levels increased, all with her Coaching and using the creative arts. It is now found all over the world and rewritten in several different languages.
Riana’s background in the Creative Arts includes over 32 years as a model herself, 15 years as a Model & Talent Manager who owned a Model & Talent Creative Arts Center in Erie, PA, and New York City. Her school won three International Awards for “Model & Talent School of the Year” and two “Educational Excellence” awards.
Prior Professional Counseling (LMHC, LPC, LCADC, CAP, SAC) experience includes working with children over age 5, teens, adult individuals, various groups, and couples at The Rowan University’s Counseling Center, AtlantiCare Child/Adolescent Unit, Catholic Social Services, Cape Atlantic Counseling, The Lighthouse Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center, working with women of Domestic violence, the Atlantic Co. Drug-court system, the Juvenile Justice system, being a SAC (Substance Awareness Coordinator/Student Assistance Counselor) for emotionally upset students in the NJ School Districts of Atlantic City High School, Vineland Elementary school, Wildwood Middle School; and she served as a School Psychologist for Hackensack High School.
Riana is also an ICADC (International) & LCADC (Licensed/Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) of which she taught future counselors for this credential part-time at Stockton College of NJ.
Her BA is in Speech Communications & Broadcasting from Penn State University. Combining both degrees, she has done four radio counseling shows: “Talk to me AC” on WJAM 88.9 FM, “Talk Therapy with Riana Milne” on WOND 1400 AM; “Night Moods with Riana Milne” on KOOL 98.3 FM; and Lessons in Life & Love with Coach Riana Milne which went global in 2018-2019.
Riana was honored to be the only Psychotherapist called by NBC News-TV 40 in South NJ to help advise the viewers on how best to help children through the 911 Traumatic tragedy. She has done numerous TV shows and interviews throughout the years for all her business endeavors. Riana was nominated into the International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs (2000). She has been an NJ member of BNI (Business Network International), the Atlantic Co Youth Investment Council, members of Atlantic, Delray Beach and Boca Raton Chambers of Commerce, in Toastmasters, the South Jersey Networking group, and a member in many other professional organizations.
She was the first recipient of the “Leaders, Mentors & Heroes” award for the Atlantic County NJ Business Excellence Center (hear interview in the Therapy section or on YouTube), and at the age of 25 was the youngest person to receive the Honor of Entrepreneur of the Year for the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in 1984 when she owned a chocolate company, 24 Karat Candies, in which she had 84 employees. Riana has been doing professional lectures for businesses, educational staff, and students, and for social and civic groups since the age of 24.
In the spring of 2006, Riana created the By the Sea Singles Networking Group, LLC to reach Single Professionals, ages 35-60, in transition (after divorce or loss of a spouse) to have a safe, fun and comfortable monthly event to meet other single people. Her events had helped many to meet and find long-lasting love and happiness. Riana is proud to say her introductions throughout the years have led to seven marriages and many more happy relationships. After becoming a Certified Coach, Riana changed the Singles venues to include Coaching in September of 2009; to help singles become the “best they could be” to attract the love they deserved.
Riana became an Ordained, Inter-Faith Minister in 1997 after taking numerous courses in spiritual counseling approaches and psychology which have been an important part of her Coaching and writing. Afterward, she formed her company Ceremonies by the Sea, LLC and became one of the busiest wedding Officiants who performed ceremonies on location in the South Jersey area. She is now a Wedding Officiant and Wedding Preparation course provider for Palm Beach and Broward County, Florida. Her easy, down-to-earth style and desire to personalize every wedding ceremony or anniversary/vow renewal ceremony to really fit a couple’s personality, earned her the respect of many wedding professionals and venues that refer her as their “top choice” for Ministers in the area. She has received the Five Star Award for several years from Weddingwire.com, the top wedding services website online. She now performs weddings part-time in the Palm Beach and Broward areas of Florida.
Riana always loved travel and the meeting of people around the world. Her worldwide travel includes seeing Paris, Amsterdam, Brazil, Argentina, Barcelona, Mexico, Russia, Berlin, Sweden, Greece, and many other romantic locations and she decided to share her “travel finds” through Romance International Travel, LLC. Just formed in the year 2009, this site will share her traveling adventures, as she looks for “Romance at Reasonable Rates” for Sophisticated Singles and Couples. The Reference number attached to the articles is the number for you to use to get discounts and upgrades for yourself when going to the same locations. See the Romance International Travel section for details.
Most importantly, Riana is the proud mother of two daughters. Stephana Ferrell, age 37, who is an expert photographer with her company Sona Photography LLC; and also does Lifestyle video with her company “Inspired Storytellers.” She was a prior Supervisor with JetBlue airlines. Stephana is married to Charles and they have 2 sons, ages 4 & 6.
Alexi Panos, Riana’s youngest daughter at age 36, is a very accomplished Motivational & Personal Transformation Coach and Speaker who has been named as one of FORBES Top 11 Women Entrepreneurs, INC’s Magazines Top 10 Entrepreneur’s Changing the World, winner of the Millennial Mentor Award, received a feature cover story in Inspired Coach, Millennial Magazine and Elixir Magazine; and is a featured Expert in the films, The Abundance Factor, Riseup! and Age of the Entrepreneur. She also had done a lot of TV Hosting and professional modeling in NYC and LA. She has been seen as the Host on “Operation Build” on the History Channel, “E! Entertainment News” Online, HGTV’s “Run my Makeover!” “The Bleacher Report – NFL online show” and on “Beer Money Sports Trivia Show” on SNY (Sports New York). She is also the host of her own podcast, “Unleashed.” Alexi is also doing her passion for reaching out to those in need by putting freshwater wells in the Tanzania, Africa area with her charity EPIC (Every Day People Initiating Change) (www.epicthemovement.org). Over twenty wells have been completed, with more being built now. These water wells bring fresh drinking water to three – to six thousand people per village. Alexi is also an accomplished bestselling author of the books “50 Ways to Yay! and “Now or Never” which are sold online and in Barnes & Noble stores. She is married to Preston and they have a son 18 months old.
Riana is the loving Grandmother to Logan and Simon Ferrell (daughter Stephana and son-in-law Charles Ferrell), and to Kingston (son of daughter Alexi and son-in-law Preston Davis).
Riana is the fourth of five children from Beverly and Jack Milne, she attended Lower Moreland schools and was raised in Huntingdon Valley, PA. She had her Therapy by the Sea practice in Egg Harbor Township, NJ for 15 years, and opened her practice of the same name in Delray Beach, Florida on April 1, 2014. She went total Coaching and Global in 2017.
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