Executive Trustee Member Bio
Rachel Docekal, Lyrae Group, LLCRachel Pappert Docekal, MBA, Ed.D has extensive experience in enterprise building, governance, business and program development, fund development, customer and community relations, social media, and the creation, launch, and management of brands. Rachel is a seasoned leader with specialized knowledge in for-profit and nonprofit sectors.
As an accomplished writer, polished speaker, experienced leader, respected trainer and successful motivator with excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills, Rachel focuses on the improvement and acceleration of marketing and philanthropy programs. She has a gift for aligning organizational goals with core missions while ensuring sustainability, which led her to establish The Lyrae Group in 2015.
A dedicated wife and mother of two daughters, Rachel has found the delicate balance between enjoying personal fulfillment while achieving her professional passion. Named one of South Florida Business Journal's 25 Most Influential Women of 2012, Rachel also finds time to give back to her community and its surrounding areas through volunteering:
- Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Executive Committee Member
- Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Chair-Elect
- Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Trustee
- Executive Women of the Palm Beaches
- Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Member
- Leadership Palm Beach County, Focus Class Member, 2013
- Trained Guardian Ad Litem for Palm Beach County
- Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Member
- Frequent National FOX News Radio Contributor
Rachel's passion for helping organizations is reflected in the intentional way she selected the name of her own firm. "Lyrae" is the possessive form of the word "Lyra," originating from the Latin term "lyre" referring to the musical instrument known as a harp.
A small constellation visible in the northern night sky is said to represent the lyre from the legend of the Greek god Orpheus. The harp-shaped constellation's most notable star, Alpha Lyrae, - better known as Vega -- just happens to be one of the brightest stars in the sky.
Much like the determined mythological character Orpheus, "Lyrae" individuals have a deep inner desire to use their abilities in leadership and exhibit great personal independence particularly when focusing on large, important issues. Rachel and her team are prepared to lend their stellar qualities to your organization's next project.