Rachel Hollis is the founder and editor-in-chief of Los Angeles-based event planning firm, Chic Events. She loves everything about parties—the food, the wine, having people from all walks of life together in one well-decorated space. She has designed and produced fabulous parties for many of Hollywood’s elite, including Bradley Cooper, Al Gore, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jaime King, and Cuba Gooding Jr. (just to name a few). Most recently, she planned the nuptials of actress Sara Rue’s wedding, which garnered national coverage in magazines such as People and US Weekly. In 2009, Rachel was named by Inc. magazine as one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30.”
Rachel is the entertainment contributor for Traditional Home Magazine, and a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. In addition, she is a lifestyle expert for The Talk, EXTRA, The Nate Berkus Show, Steve Harvey, Home & Family, KTLA Morning News, Good Day LA, Fox 5, Better TV and a regular contributor on PopSugar TV and Celebrations.com. She has been featured in People, InStyle, OK!, Entertainment Weekly, Entrepreneur, Grace Ormand and the TV shows “Jilted”, “I Do, Over” on We Network, “The Traveler’s Guide to Life” on the Travel Channel, and “Self Made.”
Rachel lives in LA with her husband and three children, who are a constant source of inspiration and joy in her life.Download Bio
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Recipes for affordable meals presented so polished you'd never know their "lowbrow" origins, complete with tips and tricks that prove fabulous hosting doesn't have to break the bank.
Expected release date: October 18, 2016.
How to Get Press without a Publicist Rachel will shed light on the various types of press you can get, explain how to determine what the right kind of press is for you and your business, as well as how to maximize the press you get. You will walk out of this presentation feeling empowered with practical and achievable tips.
Organization and Productivity As a highly productive person herself, Rachel shares the danger of being gifted and only operating at 80%. She gives her knowledge on how to calendar, structure meetings, set goals and much more for optimal efficiency.
Getting Past Rejection Rachel speaks about how to overcome rejection and use it to fuel your progress in reaching your goal. She shares her own experience with rejection and how it made her become more resourceful.
What is REAL Beauty? In March 2015, Rachel Hollis garnered notoriety for an inspirational Facebook post that went viral, receiving 470k likes and 64k shares to date. The post included a photo of herself wearing a bikini that highlighted her stretch marks from three children. In the post, Hollis said she wore her stretch marks with pride as they represented the blessings of her children and the strength of her body for carrying them. Virtually every major media outlet covered the post across the world, including Today.com, Yahoo.com, Good Morning America, and People Magazine. Hollis’ photo and words struck a chord with the world by exemplifying that beauty is about accepting your body and yourself as you are in this moment and believing that you are beautifully and wonderfully made. In this session, Rachel will reflect on her experience with her viral bikini post, her favorite passage from Ephesians, and her belief that true beauty can never be shown in a viral picture or a magazine. True beauty is what is in your heart.
Faith in Branding It’s not about hanging a sign on your wall that announces your faith, it’s about living your life (your brand) with integrity every day. In this talk, Rachel will provide insight into how to gracefully include your faith in your brand by sharing through example.
Embrace Your Chaos As a wife, mom, and entrepreneur Rachel feels life is forever totally crazy. In this talk, she discusses her own crazy life and how she learned to accept it, and in doing so, found peace for the first time ever.
—Lindsay Von Zabern of Centerpoint Church
"Rachel Hollis was an amazing Keynote speaker for WedTech Summit. Not only was she engaging and educating she related her speech to real life so the attendees could understand what she was teaching. She is witty and smart and was a real pleasure to have open WedTech. I couldn't have picked a better person.
$mdash;Kay Raymond , Vp of Wed Biz for Wed Tech Summit