A native of Chicago's vibrant music and performing arts scenes, Rhona Bennett (Miss R&B) has the voice, style, gritty sense of self-determination and lifelong dedication to her craft which has helped her realize her dream and much more.
With over 27yrs professionally in the Entertainment Industry, Rhona Bennett's talent has graced the studio, the stage and the screen. As a singer / songwriter / actress / dancer / author / 'Personal Power' Life Coach and overall creative spirit, Miss R&B has been afforded the opportunity to travel to many places in the world. Some of her accolades include being the 'First Lady' of Darkchild with her debut solo effort on Rodney Jerkins’ Darkchild/Sony imprint; her now classic role as “Nicole” on the Jamie Foxx Show in Jingles 2000; her beginnings as a Mouseketeer with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears; her “BIG BREAK” coming from the inspiring Oprah Winfrey on her television series “ The Women Of Brewster's Place”; and her current tenure with the legendary 'Funky Divas' En Vogue, which has been a recurring collaboration for over a decade. Also, checkout the original Lifetime Television movie, “An EnVogue Christmas”, starring Miss R&B along with her band mates (Terry Ellis and Cindy Herron-Braggs), that was released for the 2014 holiday season!
Rhona, also referred to as “Rho”, continues to expand her horizons. In 2010, she launched her 'Personal Power' Coaching business (visit askrho.com). Since 2012, she has authored five mini-books for the “NOW” generation titled, Got Motivation? How To Stay Motivated, Find and Pursue Your Passion.... Even With A Regular Job, Eating Healthier for Less, and Beyond A Wish … How to Discover The Champion Within, and Beyond The Fear … Real stories of inspiration while facing illness and adversity. These are books designed to tackle BIG subjects in a smaller amount of time.
Additionally, Ms. Bennett is a member of Toastmasters International. Toastmasters is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Her affiliation with this group has led to many speaking engagements which include being the guest speaker for the Verizon Sales Rally in Southern California, a keynote speaker for the annual Mother's Day gala for the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, a featured speaker for the 2nd Day of Kwanzaa “Self Determination” at Chicago State University, and 1/3 of a dynamic trio of speakers featured at Loyola Marymount University to inspire John Burrgoughs Middle School. In January 2014, Rhona launched her “Dare To Stay Motivated Tour” which is being held at venues throughout the United States. She does all of this in service to her motto, “I believe in personal growth and contribution until we leave the planet.”
“Miss R&B” is currently embracing a 21st century approach for the fusion of her two passions, Entertainment and 'Personal Power' Life Coaching on her show, 'Perspective's Corner with Rhona “Rho” Bennett'. It is a web-based broadcast with 'live streaming' showcasing some of the biggest names in the entertainment, sports, business and wellness industries. Since the creation and expansion of her vision, several ancillary projects have sprouted and are taking root. You can expect to see more books, CD's, her show “Revealed With Rhona”, and several products and services provided by her companies, Butterfly In Flight, Inc. and Operation 11.
“I will not be eating dinner with defeat, nor sipping wine with failure. However, I will gladly break bread with determination, and pull from my 'top shelf' for focus.”-R.Bennett