Frumi Barr

Mentor Spotlight

Frumi Rachel Barr, MBA, Ph.D

Founder & Chief Strategist

Scale Up Advisors

Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr has long been a Secret Weapon as a Strategic Advisor to CEOs and their teams.. Frumi has a passion for guiding leaders to create fabulous culture. She creates intentionality with remote teams to perform at their best.. She did so for her own companies, and loves to do so for clients.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about teaching people how to grow their companies safely. I enjoy giving entrepreneurs the tools they and their teams need to make the right decisions right from the start.

What one piece of advice would you give to an early stage startup regarding your area of expertise?

Most entrepreneurs start a company hoping it’ll grow to be a unicorn. Hoping is not a plan though. No matter how smart they are, they need advisors to guide the way so they don’t make decisions that will affect them later through different stages of growth.

What do you like best about mentoring at the Preccelerator?

Mentoring at the Preccelerator is very rewarding for me as it allows me to share my wisdom and the gifts that only many years of experience can bring to the conversations.


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