Rachael Rodger was recently interviewed by TheCelebrity.Online Magazine and below is the Q&A session we had with Ms. Rachael.
Rachael Rodger As Cover Story Interview Feature – TheCelebrity.Online March 2023 Edition
How do you introduce yourself?
Rachael Rodger: I’m Rachael Rodger, a UK entrepreneur in the card payments industry and am an agent for Dojo.
How was the transition from your childhood into adulthood/teenage and what good and bad things do you remember?
Rachael Rodger: As a child, I grew up in a family of retailers and I was involved with the business from a very early age. I gained a wealth of experience in sales and marketing, without even realising it. I did my homework in between serving customers. The money I earned went straight into the safe and then once I was 16, I was able to book trips with my earnings to visit my French pen-friends and family in Canada.
So I became very accustomed to travelling on my own in my mid teens. This prepared me for my career in sales later in life, when I was travelling to the South of France, the Nordics and Silicon Valley. I went on to gain my degree in Business Law, with tertiary studies in marketing and psychology.
Struggle – What hardships have you faced during your life?
Rachael Rodger: When I was in my late teens, my parents divorced and so I had to step up quickly and take responsibility, helping my Mother to run her businesses. I was aiming to go Oxford University, but had to deal with many real life issues. so my ambition was not fulfilled. It was hard at the time, but it was a good experience to deal with disappointment early in life and learn that one failure is not the end of the story. It’s always possible to pick oneself up and adapt. In recent years, my husband has had an invasive and recurrent form of cancer.
Over 13 years he’s had as many operations, almost every year. In lockdown, he had sepsis and nearly died twice. I was unable to visit him. It’s been tough at times, but my business has still grown through the challenges and setbacks. It’s taught me to face mortality head on and find a way of taking it in my stride and enjoying every second of life.
What things people usually do not know about you?
Rachael Rodger: I have a very strong faith and have felt guided to make many decisions in life by following a call. I hear what I need to do and follow through on my inner prompting, it’s never failed to take me forward in life, even though, at times, I have been unable to plan things due to family health problems.
I feel blessed to have received a far better outcome than I could have possibly envisioned and the right ingredients come in at the right time. I have given up worrying about anything at all and do what I need to do each day and God sorts the rest out, without fail.
What make you unique from your competitors in the industry and life?
Rachael Rodger: Over the years, I’ve worked in groundbreaking technology and with some incredible, pioneering projects including early mobile phone applications and complex knowledge management systems.
I have experience in dealing with large and smaller enterprises alike, listening closely to them, interpreting their needs and delivering an exceptional service.
What are your major upcoming events?
Rachael Rodger: The solutions that I now provide are geared to assist businesses in everything from card machines, eCom, virtual terminals, business funding and bookings and queue management. I am proud to be associated with the brand I promote, which offers best in class technology.
I’m also privileged to have recently received an award from the company for my customer service. My business is now growing and I have started to develop a team. I love mentoring and coaching.
What are your diet preference and physical measurements?
Rachael Rodger: With a demanding role, I always try to keep a balanced lifestyle, eating organic food and exercising as part of my daily routine. I’m also a qualified Reiki practitioner and so I’m also able to self-heal, which helps keep me in tune and improve my mental clarity, as does meditation.
This helps me remain present for my customers. As I age, I’m happy with the process and comfortable with the fact that I will get wrinkles and look different in years to come. I’m not defined by self-image.
What expert advice would you like to share?
Rachael Rodger: I always think it’s good to keep open minded, adapt and grow, never stop learning. I’m very active on LinkedIn and love connecting with people all over the world. This has added a huge richness to my life and I’ve met some exceptional people and made amazing friends. I definitely recommend getting involved with the community and sharing you story if you haven’t done so before.