Rachel DeAlto

Rachel DeAlto helps students develop essential interpersonal skills in order to create healthier relationships, exhibit stronger leadership, and build authentic connections.


  • Authenticity
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress Management




Rachel DeAlto, helping students develop essential interpersonal skills.

Getting to know

Rachel DeAlto

Rachel is a relationship expert, media personality, and speaker. She is the author of relatable: How to Connect with Anyone Anywhere (Even if It Scares You). You may recognize Rachel from Lifetime’s Married at First Sight or TLC’s Kate+Date, but her relationship expertise spans far beyond the TV screen.

Rachel has also been featured on a multitude of media outlets including The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, CNN/HLN, Access Hollywood Live, The Steve Harvey Show, and Fox News. She has also given three TEDx talks including Being Authentic in a Filtered World which is presently featured on TED.com.


Learn how to connect with anyone, anywhere with this helpful guide for improving your social skills–from relationship expert and media personality Rachel DeAlto.

We all have the desire to belong, to connect. And in the age of social media, making personal connections has been more challenging than ever.

Millennials and Zoomers tend to have high anxiety at the thought of meeting new people and often fumble during in-person relationships. They struggle to connect, don’t know how to make friends, and subsequently flounder in workplace relationships. Sound familiar? But relationship expert and media personality Rachel DeAlto knows that it doesn’t have to be that way. Everyone can be likable. Everyone can be confident. And anyone can achieve this authentically.

With a fresh, fun, and humorous tone, relatable provides a step-by-step guide that will take you from socially awkward to awesome. You will finally feel more comfortable in social and professional settings so you can let your true character shine as you form lasting, authentic, and meaningful connections with everyone in the room



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Below you will find logistical resources for the day of your event with Rachel.
In-Person Event AV needs (PDF)
Speaking introduction (PDF)

Connect with Rachel
JOMO or social anxiety?
When you have the best cheerleaders in your life! Do you know Sean? You should. @themayorsofficemlb is one of my favorite humans (check out his podcast on @edmylett - epic). And check out my book neighbors at the Austin airport! Humbled.
Can’t we all get along? The answer is no lol. But we can work together!
Let’s reconnect!
Maybe just a little less….
When the Polish version of your book arrives! Relatable has officially gone international! The title translation is “Closeness: How to build good relationships at work and with friends” Loving the feedback from my new friends from afar and loving the impact that continues to spread. Relationships are everything.
I think salmon is my color! Fridays (actually all days) are for mammograms. It’s only my second ever, but this year was especially important after one of my closest friends was diagnosed with breast cancer. @sarahdade is now kicking ass and taking names, and while she is one of the strongest women I know, early detection is what packs the biggest punch. 🤜🏼

A little bit of friendship goes a long way!
Active listening is a super power #communication #activelistening
If you want to actually resolve it avoid these….
When your #MAFS family writes a book and you exploit your puppy to promote it. 

Congrats @dr.jessicagriffin and @dr_pepper_schwartz on your incredible achievement. Your book will help so many and needs to be read by any couple looking to improve their relationship. Available everywhere books are sold! 

Now to get Moose to read it with me because I don’t think biting my leg is healthy for our relationship 😂



Relationships and connection not only lead to success – they lead to happiness and contentment! We are all hard-wired with a desire to connect to others, yet we’ve never been more disconnected.

A 2014 study on friendship found that one in four people have zero friends. Not a single person they would consider sharing their concerns with. It was one in ten just 20 years ago. A survey of almost 50,000 college students found that 64% felt “very lonely”. Depression and suicide rates are rising in tandem with our decline in socialization.

The impact is affecting the job market as well. 60% of employers say that applicants don’t have the interpersonal skills necessary for jobs.

Social skills. People skills. Connection.

They make us happier and more successful. And it’s time we give them the effort due.

We create a false image through social media, we let our limiting beliefs get in the way of stepping outside of our comfort zone, and we fear rejection. The result? Ineffective leadership, loneliness, and stress.

Whether you are looking to improve your leadership skills, increase your social circle meaningfully, or ace your upcoming interviews, Relatable will prepare you with the updated tools you need to “win friends and influence people”.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will learn:

  • how to become a magnetic leader, friend, and colleague,
  • why being yourself isn’t only good enough, it’s your superpower, and
  • how to build connections to reduce stress and increase your success
Get Scary Good: How To Transform Fear into Success Through Connection, Communication, & Courage

What if what scares you could be what dares you—to connect with others, step into magnetic self-confidence, and take the risks necessary for growth, success, and happiness?

Spoiler alert: That’s actually not a question.

Fear is biology’s way of holding us in check. It’s our job to make sure it doesn’t also hold us back—or close us off from the connections we need to succeed.
In this keynote, Rachel will show you how to use your fear as a tool for navigating life. We need to take a closer look at fear—its causes and effects, our relationship to it, and how we can use it to take bolder risks.

You’ll learn how to reframe fear as a way to connect with others and make room for courageous moves. You’ll get practical tools to help you identify your fear triggers, develop the kind of strength that makes us unstoppable, and embrace a courageous approach to life.

You’ll walk away with the courage, confidence and clarity to make your dreams come true. Get ready to get scary good!

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending the program, students will learn:

  • An increased emotional intelligence and techniques for connecting in a disconnected world,
  • A better understanding of your “social superpower” and how to make it work for you, and
  • Practical and practiced tools to turn fear into curiosity and strangers into stronger connections.