Benitathornhillonline.blog “Meet the Facilitator” series allows you to get to know each facilitator’s background, experiences, passions, values, and philosophies. In this series, I put each facilitator in the spotlight to find out why and how they slay!
Rachel Gause is a native of Marion, South Carolina, Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the founder of Personal Financial Change, LLC. Rachel enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in August 1996. Through hard work, dedication and valor she quickly scaled through the enlisted ranks and was promoted to Master Sergeant. Rachel was selected for the Staff Noncommissioned Officer Degree Completion Program in August 2011. In December 2013, she was awarded a Baccalaureate Degree (BA) in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. In May 2014, she completed the Command Financial Specialist course and became the primary Command Financial Specialist for 2nd Marine Division aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In 2015, she decided to pursue her goal to become debt free and now motivates others to believe they can reach their financial goals and shows them how to do it. Rachel has been interviewed by financial magazines and financial companies such as Time Money Magazine, Credit.com, His & Her Money, Debt Free Divas and Trea’s Two Cents. She has also facilitated financial classes and seminars to both military and civilians.
Q: WHAT 3 TRAITS DEFINE YOU AS A PROFESSIONAL?
A: Integrity. Punctuality. Consideration.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY?
A: Quitting is never an option; as long as there is life, there is hope.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT?
A: I have not reached my greatest, but I am grateful to be a minister and servant of God.
Q: HOW DO YOU DEFINE SUCCESS?
A: Wholeness; advancing towards my goals with expectations and accomplishment.
Q: WHERE DOES YOUR PASSION COME FROM?
A: The Lord is my passion; it comes from him.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR YOUR BUSINESS 5 YEARS FROM NOW?
A: To have the ability to give others employment in an effort to help the economy and families.
Q: WHO INSPIRES YOU?
A: I am inspired by many.
Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS?
A: Ministry 17 years. Business owner 16 years. Community involvement 14 years.
Q: WHAT ASPECT OF YOUR WORK DO YOU FIND MOST SATISFYING?
A: Helping others in various aspects.
Q: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO WOMEN WHO ARE ENTREPRENEURS OR THINKING ABOUT BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR?
A: Go for it! Never stop at no.
Q: WHAT DO YOU WANT YOUR BRAND AND NAME TO BY SYNONYMOUS WITH?
A: Faith and trust in God.
Q: WHAT DO YOU WANT WOMEN WHO ATTEND YOUR SESSION TO LEAVE THE CONFERENCE KNOWING?
A: That all things are possible for those who believe in themselves.
AFTER INTERVIEWING RACHEL THE “FINANCIAL GURU” I WALKED AWAY WITH 3 VERY IMPORTANT REALIZATIONS:
Takeaway #1: As long as I am breathing, I have hope.
Takeaway #2: I can never stop at NO!
Takeaway #3: If I believe in myself, anything is possible.