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When 1+1=10: A Conversation with Rachel Kohler, Kohler Co., NowPow


If you grew up amidst a successful generational family business, would you continue with the family business, or strike out on your own? Our guest today did both and lived out the family motto of “create a better life for others.” 

Welcome to this episode of What Unites Us, a podcast about building businesses meant to last. We aim to answer some of the toughest questions about branding, leadership, and success while talking to business trailblazers about their biggest lessons learned. 

Today, we welcome Rachel Kohler, former CEO of NowPow, entrepreneur, and mentor. She tells us about her decision to leave her family’s business, why shared values are important when selling a business, and her thoughts on what creates longevity in a brand. 

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • Rachel’s origin story (2:40) 
  • Rachel’s career outside the family business (8:49) 
  • How Taylor came to acquire NowPow (12:24)
  • The importance of shared values when merging two businesses (17:33)
  • Rachel’s thoughts on for-profit versus non-profit organizations (24:31)
  • What creates longevity of a brand? (27:24)

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Episode Credits:
Produced by Ginni Media and Unite Us
Original music by Starling Studios

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Topics: Technology