Rachel is an International Coaching Federation (ICF PCC) credentialed executive coach, coach supervisor, coach mentor and training facilitator. She runs her own independent coaching and supervision practice and is a recent board director for the UK ICF. Her previous career experience includes senior leadership and board level roles in restaurant operations, recruitment, HR, training, talent management and business networking for FTSE 100 and 250 companies, start-ups and SMEs.
Rachel has been coaching and facilitating as an independent practitioner for over 15 years, and before that she honed her skills in these areas by performing roles such as operations director for a range of large organisations, as a trainer at McDonald’s ‘Hamburger University’ and by setting up the learning and development function at a medium-sized business.
She now works with a wide range of large and blue-chip organisations both in the public and private sector, where she coaches and mentors people at all levels from trainees through to senior and board-level executives. Her specialisms as part of her coaching work include
leading through change, presence and impact, employee engagement and well-being at work, career and new role transition.
Additionally, Rachel works with organisations to help them build their coaching capability and facilitates organisational training programmes to develop managers and leaders as coaches and mentors. She also mentors postgraduate students at Birkbeck university.
As a coach supervisor, Rachel works with a range of organisational clients to provide one to one and group supervision for new and experienced coaches. She also mentors coaches through their professional credentialing journeys for ICF and the Association for Coaching, and assesses coaches at the end of their coach training.
Rachel’s credentials include an MSc in coaching and career management (Birkbeck), an advanced practitioner diploma in executive coaching (AoEC) and a coach supervision diploma (Animas Centre for Coaching).
She is versatile in her approach, drawing on a variety of tools and techniques as well as academic research into professional burnout to add depth to her work. Her clients describe her as professional and down to earth, helping them to focus, get better results and have fun at the same time.