In today’s 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by the Founder and CEO of Koru Kids, Rachel Carrell.

After a successful career in strategy and innovation, including working at McKinsey and growing the healthcare company DrThom to 1.3 million paying users in 3 countries, Rachel took the leap and launched her own business, Koru Kids.

The idea for Koru Kids was born out of her own frustration with the lack of affordable childcare options for working parents and is now London’s fastest growing childcare brand.

Not only has the business survived the multiple lockdowns of the past 12 months, but it’s thrived. Navigating the restrictions and changing its business model at pace.

Speaking to Rachel was truly inspiring and we cover some really interesting topics in our conversation, including:

  • The importance of getting the other areas of your life on track, both financially and emotionally, before launching a startup.
  • The power of creating a positive working environment, and why you want to focus on ensuring that everyone is on the same page.
  • And the self-talk that’s helped Rachel through the tough times over the last year, her advice to others and why we all need to find our own “Sasha Fierce”.

Rachel is so passionate and shares so many insights on how to ensure that everyone around her, from her clients to her employees, feel positively about the business.

If you’re thinking about launching a startup, or if you’re looking to build a positive work culture around you, you’ll definitely want to listen to this episode.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please do get in touch at ku.oc.cmbj@semaj

If you want to find out more about Rachel, take a look at her LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachcarrell/

If you want to find out more about Koru Kids, head over to – https://www.korukids.co.uk/

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