Helping transform your ideas into reality.
Let my knowledge and expertise be the catalyst to your success.
Hi, I’m Rachel. My forte is in starting businesses…other people’s businesses.
I’m not particularly good at coming up with groundbreaking ideas (though the “Waterproof Notepad for the Shower” idea was pretty clever, until I looked it up and saw it already being sold on Amazon). But turning someone else’s ideas into a business? And helping businesses grow? Now we’re talking.
My skills are a complement, or a value-add, to the idea generator. I can help get ideas off the ground through the right structure, team, and partnerships. Or I can streamline operations to help businesses scale more effectively, saving you time and money.
Whether it be a startup, small business, large family-owned enterprise, or non-profit, I always welcome a challenge with the hopes of seeing my work bring success and satisfaction to the individuals and companies served. I take tremendous gratification in using my skills and expertise to enhance the capabilities of organizations. Above all, I believe that kindness and a can-do attitude are imperative to success for me and the clients I serve.
Why Pink Buffalo
If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m a Buffalo girl, born and raised. Upon receiving my Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus in the Middle East and Africa, I spent a year volunteering as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at Bennett High School, one of the Buffalo Public Schools. Working at Bennett helped me realize that, before saving the world, perhaps we should start with our own backyard. I then went on to obtain my Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration, where I focused my studies on economic development. I’m a proud alumna of the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and a long-suffering/more-recently-optimistic Buffalo Bills fan. I owe much of my graduate school education and experiences to the Prentice Family Foundation, in which I was a three-time recipient of the Western New York Prosperity Fellowship.
You can take the girl out of Buffalo, but you can’t take Buffalo out of the girl. When the time is right, I hope to return to Western New York. My ultimate goal is to create jobs for the community that raised me.
Let’s Get to Know Each Other
“Counselor pattern embrace others with their warmth, empathy, and understanding. They are long term relationship builders. They are good listeners, and effective at problem solving. Counselors use an indirect approach when dealing with others.”
“ESFJs tend to be sociable and outgoing, understanding what others need and expressing appreciation for their contributions. They collect the necessary facts to help them make a decision and enjoy setting up effective procedures.”
“Accelerators enjoy identifying problems and eliminating them. The Accelerator’s approach is direct and straightforward: find a problem or opportunity and do something about it.”
Now that you know who I am, let's get to work!Take a look at how Pink Buffalo Consulting can work for you.
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