Failure, Reinvention, and Finding Relatability, with Married at First Sight’s Rachel DeAlto

When you see Rachel DeAlto now, you see a success story – a relationship expert who’s been on Married at First Sight and Oprah, and published in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.  What you won’t see is what happened before the success – a law career that went nowhere, a failed startup, and a messy divorce.  She thought that she wasn’t allowed to be successful – until a coach called her out on her BS.

Rachel DeAlto is a communications expert, media personality, keynote speaker, and the author of relatable: How to Connect with Anyone Anywhere (Even if It Scares You).


Rachel: I always view like really good partnerships, business or romantic, it’s like, you have a great base, you got a good trunk and then your branches go all out wherever you want to go. But you always come back to the roots.

Dana: Welcome to Hustle and Gather, a podcast about inspiring the everyday entrepreneur to take the leap. I’m Dana

Courtney: and I’m Courtney. 

Dana: And we are two sisters who have started multiple businesses together. And yes, it is as messy as you think. Because we know that starting a business, isn’t easy. 

Courtney: I mean, we’ve done it four times. And on this show, we talk about the ups and downs of the hustle and the reward at the end of the journey. 

Dana: And we love helping small businesses succeed, whether that is through our venue consulting, speaking, or team training, we love to motivate others to take that big leap. 

Courtney: You could just use our misadventures to normalize the crazy that is being an entrepreneur, because every entrepreneur makes mistakes, 

Dana: but we like to call those unsuccessful attempts around here.

Courtney: And we know it’s just part of the process. And today we’re learning from Rachel DeAlto, a relationship and communications expert, media personality. And speaker. She is the author of “Relatable, How to Connect with Anyone, Anywhere, even if it Scares You.” Rachel is known as a people whisperer and has worked with many organizations and individuals worldwide, helping them to develop their leadership, improve teams, and create stronger interpersonal skills. Rachel, welcome to Hustle and Gather. 

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Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence.  Courtney and Dana’s hustles include C&D Events, Hustle and Gather, and The Bradford Wedding Venue.

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