Rachel Greenwald

Founder & CEO, Elevated Connections

Rachel Greenwald is an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School and a renowned expert on communication and relationship-building in work, love and life. She’s a New York Times bestselling author featured widely in the media (The Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, Fortune Magazine, NPR, and hundreds more). She is the founder and CEO of Elevated Connections where she helps executives improve both their professional and personal relationships. In the workplace, she coaches business leaders and teams how to improve their relationship skills at all levels in organizations such as Google, The Estee Lauder Company, Y-Combinator, Wolters Kluwer, Suffolk Construction, YPO groups, Stanford University, Harvard Business School, etc. She teaches a week-long immersion course at Canyon Ranch’s Life Enhancement Center titled “Relationships That Work.” She has been a speaker at The Aspen Ideas Fest, and has published articles in the Harvard Business Review.

Beyond coaching on workplace matters, Rachel coaches single executives on their personal relationships too. For over 20 years, she has been one of the most successful matchmakers in the United States responsible for 857 marriages. She has written two dating books about using business and marketing skills to find love, which have been published by Random House, translated into 18 languages worldwide, and optioned by Paramount Studios for a Hollywood film. 

Rachel is a co-founder of the Evergreen National Education Prize, a nonprofit that awards a significant monetary prize each year to the U.S. organization that best demonstrates evidence of increasing college success for low-income students.

Rachel has a B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College, an M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is based both in Denver, CO and La Jolla, CA. She has been happily married for 30 years, and has three children ages 20-26.


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