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Rich Tafel

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I am motivated by a belief that we are all here to make the world a better place. I provide leadership coaching and organizational strategy to social change agents who are transforming the world. My passion is creating new solutions to address America’s dysfunctional government. My expertise is bringing together parties with seemingly intractable differences toward positive change.

My coaching program is focused on leaders needing help marrying their creative genius to the practical skills of productivity, business plans, funding, governance, policy and sales. 

I provide coaching and organization strategy to social innovation leaders. At this time, I'm working with Michigan Corps to develop the nation’s first statewide social innovation contest matched to a leadership-coaching program. My columns for Social Innovation Review blog help leaders navigate public policy, funding strategies and board development. 

I work with corporations seeking to do greater good for society both in the US and Mexico. In Mexico, he is a founder and the Chief Innovation Officer of the Workplace Wellness Council of Mexico, which has one hundred corporate members and provides cutting edge wellness solutions to businesses seeking to create a healthier workplace. I am a graduate of the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership that works to bridge the gap between business and social change.

I provide strategic policy advice to non-profits battling the AIDS crisis in Africa and Latin America, while domestically he has worked with education and health care organizations to do public policy. 

Prior to this, I created the Log Cabin Republicans and authored "Party Crasher: A Gay Republican Challenges Politics as Usual," (Simon & Schuster). 

Prior to that, I direct the adolescent health programs of Massachusetts.

Prior to that, I serve as Assistant to the Minister at Harvard University’s chapel.

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My Experience

Managing Director, Raffa Social Capital Advisors


Pastor, Church of the Holy City


Founding Partner, Workplace Wellness Council Mexico


Work in Politics



What I’ve Learned



University of Cambridge


East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania


Pacific School of Religion


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My Skills

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Contact Rich

1899 L St NW
Washington, 20036

(202) 822-5000