Rachel Ishofsky is a strategist, coach and facilitator for social impact. She works with clients ranging from sector leaders (like Echoing Green and the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Social Impact Strategy) to single person startups, and everyone in between. Rachel came to this work after spending 7 years building Innovation: Africa, a nonprofit/social enterprise that—under her leadership-- brought clean water, improved education and proper medical care to over 700,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa. The development and financing model that she co-designed and implemented led to the completion of over 80 successful and self-sustaining projects and a UN Innovation Award. Prior to that, she worked as a freelance journalist, studied Shakespearean acting in the UK, co-founded a community based education project for children in Ghana, taught English on 3 continents, and worked with various organizations promoting the arts, education and human rights. For the past 15 years, Rachel has worked with people and organizations to turn big ideas into impactful and lasting initiatives. She has been published in Forbes, spoken at the UN, the Brookings Institution, the New York Stock Exchange, and more. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA from New York University, completed an executive management training program at the Harvard Business School and pursued coaching training with the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). Rachel takes on clients both independently and through WhyWhisper Collective, a certified B Corporation and strategy firm offering bold approaches to better our world.