Don’t let Rachel Bentley Google you.
Rachel, having joined our firm in 2012, graduated with a degree in criminal
justice from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, instructed by ex-CIA
and FBI officers. She is savvy enough on the web to find out just about
anything on just about anyone.
It was in fact those very skills that landed her a job interview with Craig
Goldenfarb. Prepared to leave the comfort of her hometown of Melbourne,
FL, Rachel began sleuthing around for available professional opportunities
in South Florida.
Her elder sister had just landed a great job with Place of Hope in West
Palm Beach, and they planned to move in together. She reached Craig simply
by finding his email address, and sending her resume to him.
“I don’t remember what the email said, exactly”, Rachel
explained, “but I do remember being told later that the biggest
reason I was hired was my perfect handwriting on the job application!”
Craig was smitten from day one, and for good reason.
Like Craig, and many of us here, Rachel is a perfectionist when it comes
to her work. “No one has higher expectations for my work than me,
so I’ve never had a boss who didn’t love my work. It’s
not enough for me to just ‘do my job’. I want people to be
impressed with my work product.” That sounds like the Rachel we all know.
Another thing we all know about Rachel is that she likes to fly under the
radar, so to speak, and doesn’t clamor for attention. She’s
humble. Reserved. Thoughtful. But she is also quick to point out that
you don’t need to have a boisterous personality to be a great leader.
“My role model is Ruth of Moabitess [from the Book or Ruth, Old Testament]
and how she demonstrated loyalty, commitment, and selflessness. Naomi
was her Israelite mother-in-law. When Naomi’s husband and children
died, Ruth stayed by her side. Ruth embodies who a real woman should be.”
Rachel gels her point: “Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare
instead to the best version of yourself, and try to move that bar higher.
That’s what I’m always challenging myself to do.” Good
advice, from a smart and talented young woman who knows a thing or two
about these kinds of things.