Rachel Berdan

Ontario
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Biography

As Director of Social Innovation at Pillar Nonprofit Network, Rachel works closely with the organization’s Impact Consulting program, supporting social enterprise, social finance, and social innovation shared spaces. Impact Consulting works across Canada and is a program of Pillar Nonprofit Network, with all profits going back to support nonprofit and social enterprise development in Southwestern Ontario.

Transformation and relationships are at the heart of much of Rachel’s work. Knowing that change starts from within, Rachel is dedicated to her own growth and reflection, with a particular focus on anti-racism, decolonization, power, and relational ways of being. As an intrepreneur throughout her career, Rachel sees opportunities in barriers to change and brings a human-centred approach to moving beyond them, from B Corp movement building by way of relationships to co-creating accelerators for women and non-binary social entrepreneurs as part of the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN). Having navigated significant changes in leadership and hard pivots, Rachel has developed the capacity to not only bring clarity and stability during internal transformation, but also to spark innovation and collaboration in service of shifting systems.

A human-centred and impact-focused coach, Rachel helps entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs align their purpose and capacity for sustainable impact.

Areas of Expertise

Scaling Impact, Social Enterprise

Working Language(s)

English

Other Clients

Raw Carrot Soup, Studio 180 Theatre, Black London Network, Earmark, B Lab

Contact Information

Website: https://pillarnonprofit.ca/impact