Why it was selected for “CBNation Architects”: Rachel was able to start her organization because she had frustration but created a solution. It was a great reminder of how when you are able to scratch your own itch and solve that problem. One of the powerful things we spoke about was data. “The more data you have the smarter [business] decisions” you can make. This data and conversation also helped them to build their road map within their organization. We spoke about evolving and how important that is within entrepreneurship.
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Rachel Koretsky Teaser 00:00
It's really about how do we make the member experience better while continuing the members to stay more engaged, and the more engaged the members are, the longer that they're gonna stay. So increasing retention at these wellness and recreation facilities.
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Gresham Harkless 00:43
Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode.
If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we are repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics. Or as I like to call them, business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, and business owners, and what I like to call the CB nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.
This month we are focused on technology. We're a technology company that does dot, dot, dot. Technology is no longer an afterthought or something that you might do and is actually a core part of your business. If you are a real estate investor, you're using it. If you're a financial firm, if you're a cleaning company, an author, or speaker, you are using technology. If you are in any business, you are using technology, and if you're not, then you're probably going to be disrupted by an organization that is.
So this month we are going to look into purposing episodes that are around technology, whether that be firms or organizations that are actually using and investing in technology as a core part of their products and services, or potentially those individuals that are using and leveraging CEO Hacks and CEO nuggets that center around technology and sharing ways that we can leverage it as well. Remember that you are a technology company that does dot, dot dot. Sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I am CEO podcast.
Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I am CEO podcast and I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Rachel Koretsky of Upace. Rachel, it's awesome to have you on the show.
Rachel Koretsky 02:13
Thank you for having me.
Gresham Harkless 02:15
No problem. Super excited to have you on and before we jumped in, I wanted to read a little bit more about Rachel so you can hear about all the awesome things that she's doing. And Rachel is the founder and CEO of Upace. Rachel started Upace after her personal frustration at her university recreation center.
It is her second venture. She launched her first “Teen Advisory Council” while in college, which was acquired by Ronald McDonald House-SNJ. Rachel has a bachelor's in Business Administration specializing in Entrepreneurship and Business Development for Social Impact from American University.
Rachel, are you ready to speak to the I am CEO community?
Rachel Koretsky 02:50
Yes, of course.