Rachel Schaffer

Rachel Schaffer

Consultant

As a communications champion, Rachel believes strongly in the power of clear, consistent and strategically aligned messages woven into the overall fabric of organizational story and culture.

Rachel loves generating ideas in collaboration with others, and is committed to developing holistic and integrated business solutions that elevate company mission, cultivate lasting brand power, and help company leadership and teams realize their full potential. Her career has been anchored in communications, operations, and program management with a unique and diverse portfolio of hands-on employee-focused communication activities. She is highly adept at understanding and attuning to company culture through mindful listening, processing, and relationship building.

Prior to becoming an organizational communications consultant, Rachel spent over two decades at Discovery, Inc., home to household media brand names like Discovery Channel, OWN, and Animal Planet. She joined the company in its early years and evolved as the company grew. Her first decade at Discovery was focused on launching and building networks as a television programmer, business affairs executive, and program developer. She then pivoted to corporate communications, where she designed and led the first employee communications team, driving the creation of an internal brand strategy and the necessary infrastructure for a fast-growing global company. During a purposeful pause from the corporate world, Rachel became a licensed massage therapist, worked as a business consultant for a local spa franchise, and began serving in leadership positions on local non-profit boards. Rachel then returned to Discovery again, serving as a global business lead for a technology transformation and adoption program. She also co-led the company’s women-focused employee resource group.

Rachel graduated from Towson University with a degree in Speech and Mass Communications. She currently resides in Takoma Park, Maryland with her husband and two lively almost-teenage sons. When she’s not thinking about employee engagement and other work-related obsessions, she loves to spend time with her family, preferably at a lake or the beach. Rachel prescribes to a daily dose of yoga, meditation, and other self-care practices to stay grounded, balanced, and energized.