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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

This episode was produced by The Podcast Engineer.

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