“Memories, Motherhood, and Marinara,” with Guest Carmel Rivello-Maguire, Mother, Author, Speaker, and CEO of Carmel Rivello Productions; and Musical Guests, Singer, Songwriter, David Newman, and Inspired Singer, Composer, Masterful Guitarist and Sound Healer, Philippo Franchini, Together as “The Beloveds,” on The LIFE CHANGES Show
Carmel Rivello Maguire had been influencing the design world for twenty-five years. As founder of Carmelot Interiors, Inc., and then as Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development for two major interior design firms specializing in hotel and resort/hospitality design in California and Florida.
One of the first women to be invited to join Rotary International in the San Fernando Valley area of California, she is the recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow award, as well as one of the first women in the country to be elected “Rotarian of the Year”.
Carmel wrote and produced her own 12-segment interior design show for local cable viewing.
During her time as Executive Vice President for the hospitality design firms, she became a much sought-after industry speaker, taking her knowledge and enthusiasm into the professional community throughout the United States, Mexico, Canada the Bahamas and Hawaii.
She has spoken at the American Resort Development (ARDA) conventions and to the timeshare industry across the country. Carmel is also a member of ARDA, a Registered Resort Professional (RRP), and held membership in the International Society of Interior Designs (ISID), as well as being a frequent contributor to “Developments Magazine”, one of the resort industry’s premiere international publications.
Carmel is the mother of four grown daughters and four amazing grandchildren.
After 48 years, Carmel returned to complete her university studies At Cal Lutheran University. She earned her degree, a triple Major in Art, Drama and Women’s studies, completing this work with Dean’s Lists honors, twice and spoke as the Valedictorian for the commencement at age 70!
She and her late husband traveled the world, bringing hope and valuable information to thousands of clients, from Dubai to Kuwait, Buenos Aires, to Rio, China to Ireland, London to Paris, and many local cities throughout the United States!
Her workshops and seminars, filled with humorous stories enable Carmel to bring her wisdom to many who value her work.
Most recently, Carmel has been honored as the International Ambassador of PEACE for the Rainbow Bridge, bridge to Inner Peace and to World Peace.
One of Carmel’s speaking topics to Women’s groups is titled:
MEMORIES, MOTHERHOOD AND MARINARA.
Giving back is important to Ms. Rivello-Maguire; her work with “Support for the Kids,” distributing food, clothing and toys to the needy in many communities in Southern California, is part of her generous spirit! And, speaking Donald Duck in Spanish to the little ones evokes squeals of laughter.
As Docent in the “Gardens of the World”, she thrills to meeting people from all over the world welcoming them in their native language, as well as greeting close neighbors.
Her love of plants and horticulture found her donating her time for over seven years at a women’s center in Ventura, CA., working with women and their children in recovery from drug , alcohol and spousal abuse, teaching the clients to plant, grow their food, and cook a great Italian dinner!
She and her partner Jerry reside in Ojai, CA.
Below are her most requested topics where she will inspire and delight your audience.
Memories, Motherhood & Marinara
Creating Serenity Through Adversity
Using the metaphor of cooking in my NY Italian family’s kitchen I take your audience on a journey with stories of adversity and triumph, heartbreak and unconditional love. They will be deeply moved and inspired as they discover:
- How to look for the gift in the dysfunction.
- Laughter is the shortest distance between two souls
- How to find strength from early childhood trauma
What You Put Into The Sauce Of Your Life Makes All The Difference!