A multi-faceted entrepreneur, business strategist and intellectual property attorney.

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I live everyday grateful
 "I GET TO DO THIS!"

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Over 15 years ago I knew I wanted to help others, myself & my family.  I took this passion & grew it into multiple businesses with 7 figures financial return.

and my life.

Cancer, waiting tables, and throwing away a corporate career.

Before I authored 7 books and hosted a top-ranked business podcast.  Before I had my best months ever during a pandemic and could manage virtual learning from home.  I just wanted a real business so I could have a real life.  I didn’t grow up in an entrepreneurial family. 

In fact, I didn’t even know what owning a business meant.  I just knew I wasn’t made for a cubicle farm or a 9-to-5.  Even my family and friends were skeptical about being my own boss.

Lack of stability, threat of financial ruin, and a waste of time.

For a little while I worked corporate jobs, including an esteemed position at the United States Attorney General’s office.  But the reality was this. I was climbing the “success” ladder but I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t accomplishing my goals, my dreams, or even getting to see my family.  I felt this immensely when I got the call I had cancer. I sat on the floor and just stared at my toddler. I vowed then, if I went into remission, I’d quit screwing around and get the real biz + life I wanted.

i. was. done.

I THREW IT ALL AWAY.

I nixed it all and started an online business…

But my family needed the money and $300 a month from my online shop while I still had business costs wasn’t helping us.

I put the iron to the sharpener. I stayed home during the day with our son and worked on business during nap-time. I went to wait tables at a local steakhouse at night. 

My tips barely helped support our family and being away in the evenings wasn’t the real life I wanted.

That was the exact moment it all changed for me. When I started owning my own story...

Taking this leap forced me to quickly grow my apparel store to multiple-brands, consistently cranking out 7-figures, international speaking opportunities, and providing employment for over 12 individuals.


And I did it while still getting to be a mom, compete on Team USA, and live a real life.

I’m tired of seeing so many online coaches and mentors who preach success, but ignore the fact that in order to be successful, you have to hustle.

This culture is toxic. And it needs to stop. That’s where I come in.

Sweet Archer

The four legged buddy who helped me to lose 100 lbs and qualify for team USA (twice)

create a real biz to have a real life.

walking the talk

In 2019, NBC Sports & Ironman Triathlon put on display Rachel's "Real Biz, Real Life" mission statement. NBC Sports followed her journey from invitation to competition day and balancing family/biz during training and racing.

After the LIVE race-day coverage, the entire feature was released at a premier party in New York City with olympians and charity athletes in attendance. Cheddar News hosted myself and other featured athletes after the premiere for this real life interview.

real biz, real life

walking the talk

In 2019, NBC Sports & Ironman Triathlon put on display Rachel's "Real Biz, Real Life" mission statement. NBC Sports followed her journey from invitation to competition day and balancing family/biz during training and racing.

After the LIVE race-day coverage, the entire feature was released at a premier party in New York City with olympians and charity athletes in attendance. Cheddar News hosted myself and other featured athletes after the premiere for this real life interview.

real biz, real life

IN PRINT

CAN BE FOUND IN FORBES, ABC NEWS, MONEY & MORE.

ON PODCASTS

CAN BE FOUND ON GOAL DIGGER, HEART & HUSTLE, LEVEL UP YOUR COURSE & MORE.

BOOKS

RACHEL HAS WRITTEN 7 BOOKS

$4M in revenue

from her digital brands

275k entrepreneurs

in 50 countries

What I’m passionate and qualified to talk on: 

How to handle the invisible load of parenting while running a business
5 ways to build and protect your pivot and how to pull it off
 Is "pivot" the new "fail"?

Hot Topics

Recovering from the SHE-cession: Now's the time to start your own thing
How to develop survival mechanisms to smart scale your business to 7-figures 
Creating a business that sustains your lifestyle and circumstances

FEATURED digital/print media

MILITARY FAMILIES MAGAZINE

FORBES

AUTHORITY MAGAZINE

DAILY BEAST

as featured

Female founder sustains success in spite of pandemic hurdles

To Be Successful, Ask “What Would I Want?”

Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know To Create A Very Successful Podcast

Schoolcations Are All the Rage, Here’s How to Take One

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES

Taylor Swift A Hypocrite? Apple Music Letter Draws Stinging Rebuke From Concert Photographers

MONEY MAGAZINE

Coronavirus Liability Waivers Are Popping Up at Gyms, Restaurants and Shops

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Legal Issues For
Entrepreneurs

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Post-Pandemic
Success

TICKR NEWS

Legal Issues For
Entrepreneurs

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Post-Pandemic
Success

TICKR NEWS

Contracts For
Creatives

CreativeLIVE segment

Balancing Business
and Life

CheddarNews

Contracts For
Creatives

CreativeLIVE segment

Balancing Business
and Life

CheddarNews

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