MEET OUR CEO
Rachel J. Barrett-Dolcine, MPA, CPM
Rachel J. Barrett-Dolcine is nationally Certified Standards for Excellence Nonprofit Consultant, an award-winning entrepreneur and the founder of Compass Consulting and Training Solutions. She focuses on helping entrepreneurs launch and build successful nonprofits.
For the past decade, Rachel has gained recognition for her innovative strategies to help nonprofit and community-focused organizations create strategic plans for success. She has created custom content for more than 30 trainings and certification courses for dozens of clients, including the Baltimore City Department of Health, Y in Central Maryland, Associated Black Charities and the National Association of Christian Women Entrepreneurs. Rachel is also an Adjunct Professor at the Community College of Baltimore County and an approved Maryland State Department of Education trainer. She is a sought after international keynote speaker with a focus on motivation, leadership and team development.
In April 2017, Rachel published her first book, ‘Conversations With My Son: Fun & Witty Inspiration for Mothers Raising Boys’. ‘Conversations With My Son: Fun & Witty Inspiration for Mothers Raising Boys’ is a collection of conversations Rachel has had with her son, Julius, since he was in preschool. Rachel wrote this book in hopes of inspiring mothers raising boys to listen to their sons, look for opportunities to have meaningful conversations and create a safe space at home so that sons feel safe enough to talk, make mistakes and grow. ‘Conversation With My Son’ covers topics including: fears about growing up, taking on more than you can handle, community service and social justice, fathers, God, hard work and its rewards, keeping your sneaker game on point and much more.
Rachel founded Mothers & Sons Summit Worldwide, a full day conference dedicated to empowering and equipping mothers & sons with tools, resources and skills to build healthy relationships with each other.
In 2018, Rachel published her second book. 'Love Behind the Blue Line: Stories of Love, Courage, Hope & Legacy'. 'Love Behind the Blue Line' is a collection of stories written by wives of law enforcement officers and documents the joys and trials of being the spouse of a law enforcement officer.
Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in Deviant Behavior and Social Control from John Jay College of Criminal Justice; and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore.
Rachel is a graduate of the Associated Black Charities (ABC) Board Pipeline Leadership Program; the prestigious Maryland Certified Public Manager Program- Nonprofit Track at the University of Baltimore; the Loyola University's Baltimore County Leadership Essentials Program; and the Standards for Excellence Institute Nonprofit Consultant Program.
Rachel has been recognized with several prestigious awards for her dedicated community and professional work, including the Maryland Top 100 Women List, Very Important Professional Under 40, Leading Women in Maryland and induction into Women in Business International. She is an avid volunteer and currently serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations, such as the Joseph and Vera Douglas Family Foundation, Inc.; University of Baltimore Certified Public Manager Advisory Committee; and Fostering Change Network.
In her free time, Rachel designs custom gemstone jewelry and tote bags via her business, RJ Designs. Rachel lives in Randallstown, Maryland with her husband and son.
"Purpose ACTIVATES, POWERS & AMPLIFIES your voice." (Rachel Dolcine)
"The boardwalk never ends when you have faith to walk on water." (Rachel Dolcine)