I would be considered “an accidental entrepreneur”. I never had a thought of becoming an entrepreneur. As a matter of fact, I was raised by two factory workers who impressed upon me to go to school…and get a job with a great company where I could spend twenty-five or thirty years and retired with my pension.
Sounds great, doesn’t it?
However when my youngest son, Christopher was born, my then husband and I made the decision that I would go back to work. You see I was the primary breadwinner. Well…one day I went to pick Christopher up from the daycare only to find that his lip was busted and his face was bruised and keep in mind he was only six months old.
That was the moment that I “decided” to become an entrepreneur and now almost 17 years later I am more clear than ever that I am un-employable and I could never work for anyone.
Although committed…I must say that the road to entrepreneurship wasn’t an easy journey to find.
Here is just a little more about my background:
A survivor of domestic violence, she successfully raised her child as a single mother on welfare. When most would expect her to stay down, she shattered the stereotypes and became a successful certified coach and entrepreneur. She also experienced her fair share of tragedies, and this has allowed her to understand the struggles her clients faced.
At age 38, she graduated with Honors in Counseling Psychology. Rae has been trained by some of the best in the business from Chet Holmes, a man who ran over 7 divisions for Warren Buffet’s partner Charlie Munger to Anthony Robbins and John Assaraf.
Rae has the ability to read people’s passions inside and out and this insight is what makes her a unique business coach. With over 10,000 coaching hours under her belt, she has successfully coached every business from start-up at the ground-level to Fortune 100 companies earning over $10 million dollars in sales. She will not stop until you go all the way.
Rae is the author of the best-selling book The Juggling Act – A Step by Step Guide For Balancing Your Business and Your Life.
She resides with her husband and youngest son in Southern California.