Rachel is an authentic and approachable coach, focused on the philosophy of working with the whole person to initiate and sustain change. She works with individuals, groups, and organizations to identify their values and desired outcomes to build a road map to achieving those goals. Rachel uses her warmth, humor, industry/leadership experience, and down to earth personality to establish rapport and a safe and expansive place for clients to do their work.
Rachel is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program and holds an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential with the International Coaching Federation. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from James Madison University and a Masters in e-Commerce from George Mason University. She also studied at the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain, which was a formative experience in seeing herself as a global citizen. She is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) as well as a Global Career Development Facilitator.
Rachel enjoys working with established, new, and emerging leaders, especially during times of personal and professional transition. She enjoys working with individuals who are looking to enhance communication skills, work-life integration, and maximizing career fulfillment.
Rachel understands first-hand how difficult yet exciting it can be to switch careers or into a leadership role. Her varied roles have included Leadership Coach and Organizational Development Consultant, Project Manager (in both IT and HR), Assistant Director, and Chief of Staff. She was selected for and attended a Fellows Program at the Federal Executive Institute in 2008-2009. She has 7 years of private sector experience and over 13 years of federal government experience.
Rachel’s outside interests reflect her broad curiosity and exploration. She loves being outdoors (mostly by the sea or in her vegetable garden), with her dog, friends and family. Or maybe at a baseball game. She enjoys traveling, going to concerts, reading, and Zumba. Rachel is a featured contributing blogger for The Huffington Post in areas of mental well-being and work/life balance.