April 2022 Leader: Rachel Svoboda
The first Boss Babe I ever met.
I met Rachel several years ago post-college. I was networking my butt off and I don’t even remember how, but I think I cold-LinkedIn messaged her. I agreed to meet up with her for a mentorship meet-and-greet coffee with her and other young women wanting to network. That morning, thank goodness was a good day for me. She saw my fire and really helped me land a big girl internship as a Copywriter.
Rachel continued to mentor me for a few years. What I really adore about Rachel is her mission is so clear—empowering women in ANY kind of business or venture. After every conversation, I left with high spirits and a fire under my butt.
Any women or anyone at all who wants to network with one of the big shots of Orange County, I urge you to connect with Rachel. Don’t be shy!
Lastly, no joke. She is literally the first woman I met that defined "Boss Babe" for me. I don't know, you hear about it in books, podcasts, TV shows, whatever. You have an "idea." But when I met her I'm like, this is the confidence, drive, success and grace I look forward to creating in my life.
Throughout Svoboda’s extensive 20-year career in advertising, she has led prestigious advertising teams at Amusement Park (formerly DGWB), Phelps, and Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles. She is currently CEO at Sunday Brunch Agency. Rachel is a single mother of two and lives in Huntington Beach.
Rachel is also the CEO and Founder of Lynxx bourbon; a bourbon that celebrates female empowerment. She noticed a huge gap in the whiskey market, and noticed that women turn to wine after a long day. Of course Rachel being Rachel, she wanted to change that.
This year, Rachel was elected as a Board of Director at Working Wardrobes and joined the Advisory Board for Girls Inc. Rachel recently launched a streaming video series called, The Brunch Club, where we raise a glass and champion female talent and leadership everywhere. Rachel was named Women of the year by The National Association of Professional Women. She is currently an official MBA mentor at Chapman University and a featured speaker on the university's inaugural Women in Business Association series.
Episode Show Notes
Introducing Rachel Svoboda, our stunning amazing April 2022 Leader.
What book are you currently reading and how did you come across it?
16:06 What is your earliest memory of reading?
27:00 What are your reading rituals?
35:31 What books are on your nightstand?
50:06 What has been the most motivating book you’ve read?
58:06 If you could have an author write about your life, who would it be?
1:00:00 What moves you in a work of literature?
1:02:15 If you could gift a book to anyone, what would it be and who would it be to?
1:04:40 What makes you Dog-Ear a page?
1:05:35 Why do you read?
1:07:55 What book would you recommend to me?
Books mentioned in episode
Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan
Dangerous Books for Girls by Maya Rodale
The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Last Affair by Margot Hunt
The Anatomy of Yes by Joseph G. Burke
The E Myth by Michael Gerber
The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
It’s All About Control by Jennifer Dukes Lee
The Naked Truth & Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Styner
Any Simon Sinek book
Whiskey Women by Fred Minnick
N.R. Hart Poetry books
Why Men Marry Bitches & Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov
Connect with Rachel!