Episode 23 Bringing Out the Best in Other People with Rachelle Kuramoto
After moving from small-town Minnesota to the diverse and bustling city of Orlando at a young age, Rachelle Kuramoto realized that her world was much, much bigger than she might have initially thought. After the idea of a career in music brought her to Wake Forest, Rachelle launched into a career in branding and entrepreneurship via a graduate degree and even a mentorship with Maya Angelou!
In this episode, we talk to entrepreneur Rachelle Kuramoto. We talk about her upbringing, how her husband’s cancer diagnosis gave her a new perspective on life, and the path she took to be where she is today.
3:27 – Growing up on a German farm in Minnesota
8:44 – Adapting to the culture shock of Orlando, Florida
15:12 – Using music to find a career
20:11 – Meeting her husband Kenji at Wake Forest and returning for her graduate degree
27:28 – Working with Maya Angelou and accepting a job at Ogilvy
31:55 – Kenji’s diagnosis and starting a family
33:39 – Launching a business and helping moms re-enter the workforce
42:32 – An inside look at a two-entrepreneur household
46:24 – Rachelle’s digital engagement company
50:10 – Looking forward to being empty nesters
52:52 – How Rachelle’s family describes her and her mantra
Thank you so much, Rachelle, for appearing on the podcast! You can learn more about Rachelle and her work with Dragon Army at Home – Dragon Army
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