Hey there! I’m Rachel.
entrepreneur, business strategist and intellectual property attorney.
I live everyday grateful “I get to do this!”
A real bite about me, my business, and my life
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.
Chaos before the rise…
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 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.
In 2019, NBC Sports & Ironman Triathlon put on display my “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.
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.
I threw it all away!
And then I decided to
own my own story!
ABC News, Money,
Entrepreneurs helped in 50 countries
Revenue from digital brands
What I’m passionate and qualified to talk on
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”?
Legally protecting your business
Developing a strategic business plan
Avoiding legal issues in hiring and networking
Legally protecting your business
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