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Aug 12, 2019

I have wanted to sit down and talk with Co-Founder and Principal at The Community Roundtable, Rachel Happe (@rhappe) for years. The Community Roundtable is a company dedicated to advancing the business of community. 

Recently, I finally got my wish to talk with Rachel and it was everything I’d hoped it would be and more. In fact, I might have gushed a little more than usual about my conversation with her.

We talked about the state of community, where community goes wrong, what companies don’t understand about community, and where our own histories with community originated (Rachel’s story is fascinating!).

Please, take a seat and a sip of your beverage of choice, and listen in on this interview with Rachel Happe.

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Rachel Happe Bio 

Rachel Happe (@rhappe) is a Co-Founder and Principal at The Community Roundtable, a company dedicated to advancing the business of community. The Community Roundtable collaborates with clients to develop proven, practical strategies for better engagement. Clients rely on TheCR’s models, research, and networks to take their communities to the next level.

Rachel co-founded The Community Roundtable to support business leaders developing their community, collaboration, and engagement strategies. Clients including SAP, AAAS, EA, Ciena, the Canadian Medical Association, and Hitachi Vantara benefit from Rachel’s ability to make sense of abstract trends and her ability to see the implications that technical and operational decisions can have on people and processes.

Rachel has over twenty-five years of experience working with emerging technologies including enterprise social networking, eCommerce, and enterprise software applications. Rachel has served as a product executive at Mzinga, Bitpass, & IDe, and as IDC’s first analyst covering social technologies. She started her business career as an analyst at PRTM.