Planning out your career path with Spark Solutions for Growth and Rachel Braun Scherl
Rachel Braun Scherl, Principal and Co-Founder of SPARK Solutions for Growth, a results-driven consultancy focusing on helping clients (both Fortune 500 and start-ups) make better strategic choices re-joins Enterprise Radio.
- What does SPARK Solutions for Growth do?
- Can you tell us the types of companies you work with and what kinds of problems you help them with?
- Can you tell me about your particular interest in women-driven businesses?
- I know you do a lot of public speaking. What kinds of groups do you like to speak with and about what? Who should call you?
- How should businessowners (especially women) plan out their career path?
Rachel Braun Scherl is a dynamic, seasoned business executive and entrepreneur, with a proven flair for building consumer products, with a particular emphasis on women’s-driven businesses. As co-founder of SPARK Solutions for Growth, a marketing and strategy consultancy, Rachel has developed strategies for market leaders including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Disney and American Express since 1998. Rachel brings strategic, marketing and operational savvy to drive growth for both start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, including multiple divisions of Johnson & Johnson, Merck and Bayer. With SPARK co-founder Mary Wallace Jaensch, Rachel became a “vagipreneur”, building and growing Semprae Laboratories, Inc., a venture-backed female sexual health company, providing clinically-proven sexual satisfaction products for women. The company was sold to specialty pharmaceutical company, Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in 2013.
As an entrepreneur, Rachel has been featured on leading media outlets including CBS News, ABC News Nightline, Good Morning America, The View, The Today Show, The New York Times, Forbes, Huffington Post, CNN, Bravo and E!. Rachel regularly blogs for Huffington Post on issues of women, business, life, and relationships. Rachel is a sought after public speaker and has motivated audiences at Stanford University Graduate School of Business, The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Barnard College, Duke University, Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson as well as at other business schools, universities, and conferences.
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