Member Stories

Rachel Moore-Beard, ACC

Can you tell us a little about yourself and what led you to join Nashville Cable? ​​

I am a go-to guide who connects people and organizations to purpose. I help people believe in themselves and organizations grow. I give this by accepting them for who they are with care and compassion and challenging thinking. I also support individuals to develop their leadership from where they are now. I love helping groups solve problems and improve systems and processes. I joined Cable to broaden my network, expand my perspective and share my gifts with this community.

What do you enjoy most about being a member?

I love the relationships I have made with other members.

How do you see your membership in our program contributing to your personal and professional growth and development?

Cable allows a space for me to be vulnerable and open about my challenges, celebrate my successes, and continue to learn about myself and my community.

How do you balance your personal life and career, and what are some tips you’ve found helpful for maintaining a healthy work-life balance?

I believe in work-life integration and I have the privilege of keeping my passions and family a priority in my time and energy management. I sometimes have to work long days and evenings and on other days I leave work behind and rest on my own or with my people. It is the key to my success and sustainability!

What advice would you give to someone who is new to Nashville and looking to build their career or make connections in the city?

Show up and listen! So often folks who are new bring great new ideas and I love them. I also hope those folks will spend time being open to learning what works here and what we have learned from being here and working here long term. As a native Nashvillian, I love the Nashville way and the commitment so many of us have of keeping Nashville authentic and genuine for all.

How do you stay motivated and inspired in your work and personal life, and what advice would you give to others who may be struggling to find their passion or purpose?

I have begun studying mindfulness and intentionality very deeply over the last few years and it has kept me grounded and growing. I learned recently that you cannot be good at mindfulness and it was such a gift of a lesson for me. All you need to be mindful is to be.