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I don't have multiple personalities but I certainly do have multiple profiles. We all do. I have worked with a few multiple personalities over the years ... they're good people!


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Rae A. Stonehouse Transformational Author/Writer & PublisherRae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker.

His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades and he has recently retired.

Rae has embraced the principal of CANI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.

He has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 27+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability.

He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the personal & professional development, self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic.

His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications.

To learn more about Rae A. Stonehouse, visit the Wonderful World of Rae Stonehouse at https://raestonehouse.com.


Here is Rae's current catalogue of books available for immediate download.



Rae Stonehouse Graduation Picture

Registered Nurse @ Interior Health Authority


Rae has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 40 years and has retired as of January 2020. His career has taken him from Ontario, Canada to Dallas, Texas and eventually to where he has settled in Kelowna, British Columbia.

37 of those years have been working within the field of mental health/psychiatric nursing. He has worked in a large provincial psychiatric hospital in specialty areas such as admission wards with acutely psychotic patients, psychogeriatrics i.e. elderly mentally ill patients, developmentally delayed adults with extreme behaviour problems and psychosis and patients with substance abuse and alcohol dependencies. He has managed a community-based specialized residential facility offering life skills training to chronically mentally ill individuals and has also conducted a considerable amount of therapy and counselling during his career.

Rae Stonehouse DTM Speech & Presentations CoachAs the saying goes, "Rae's been there … done that!" Rae used to be crippled by fear of public speaking and would do anything to avoid it. Luckily for him a friend told him about Toastmasters. For the past 25 years Rae has been honing his communication skills, taking on increasingly challenging speaking opportunities. He has developed a passion for speaking and helping others to increase their self-confidence and speaking skills to do the same.

If you have the time, Toastmasters is the world's most economical provider of communication & leadership training. If you don't, then perhaps engaging a personal speech coach is the best investment for you. Toastmasters provides excellent socialization opportunities and a self-directed educational program. Some people require more support to get past their fears and to move on to skill developing. Perhaps that applies to you?

 Rae Stonehouse, Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire.

Rae is a Toastmaster Extraordinaire

Rae has been very active in the Toastmasters International organization for over 25 years. He has taken on progressively more challenging leadership roles and opportunities while honing his communication skills at the same time.

He is currently serving as the D21 Toastmasters Webmaster, a role he previously held for some 7-8 years. He served as the D21 Public Relations Manager for (17-18).

As an experienced leader he serves as Toastmentor and mentors fellow Toastmasters at all levels of the district. He has been involved in the past dozen or so D21 conferences in one capactity or another, notably in operating the on-line registration system and the conference websites.

Rae Stonehouse DTM celebrating @ D21 Toastmasters Spring Conference Vernon 2008 

How many people can honestly say that they spent part of their formative years in a maximum security hospital for the criminally insane?


Rae can! True, he was working as a staff in the Dietary Department and was able to go home every evening at the end of his shift. Fortunately, that experience hasn’t had a lasting effect on him.

Over the past 40+ years Rae has been working as a Registered Nurse, predominantly in the field of mental health/psychiatric nursing. This has provided Rae with an in-depth understanding of human behaviour & psychology, which comes in handy for his creative and entrepreneurial pursuits.

Organizational/Workplace Facilitator @ Live For Excellence Productions


Presentation: “Workplace Ogres Be Aware! Practical Tips & Techniques for Resolving Workplace Conflict”

  • Does your worksite lose productivity due to interpersonal conflict?
  • Do you have a high turnover of staff but don’t know why?
  • Can you feel the tension when you walk into the room?

Your worksite may be experiencing workplace conflict or living in the shadow of a Workplace Ogre.