Qualifications and Affiliations
Thinking Partnership – Time to Think; Diploma in Executive & Leadership Coaching- TCMP; Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Level A & B in Occupational Assessment - British Psychological Society; 360° Feedback, Competency Based Interviewing, (SHL Group), Diploma in Human Resources, NCI 1995; Bachelor of Commerce Degree, UCD 1992.
Member of the Association for Coaching (AC) and CIPD
Experience in one to one coaching
Rachel is an experienced Executive Coach and Assessment Specialist supporting the CSL coaching service since February 2017. Rachel understands that every school and individual is different and she is committed to supporting principals be authentic and effective as leaders by being more of, not less of themselves.
Primary (Teaching and Administrative) and Post-Primary Principals working with Rachel have found this approach very helpful in understanding how best to use their individual strengths and shift personal stumbling blocks to effectively influence, negotiate, lead, build and motivate teams, implement change, manage complex stakeholders, deal with conflict, make decisions, progress careers, enjoy work and have a rich life outside it.
Executive Workplace Resilience is an area of particular passion for Rachel by using an evidence based approach to prove individual’s have the capacity to adapt to daily pressures and thrive in situations, which can be difficult or seemingly impossible.
Rachel’s style is to really listen and encourage her clients to draw on their own thinking and resources, to develop their own personal resilience, to develop options to deal with challenges and to learn from taking action. Where appropriate Rachel integrates personality, emotional intelligence, motivation, resilience and Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT) techniques to enhance self-awareness.
Rachel’s style is empathetic, respectful, inquiring and challenging. She recognises that for many the coaching experience provides a unique space to step back and think, to talk out what’s in their head in order to find the best way forward.
Coaching clients include – Leaders & Managers in Government Departments, County Councils, State Bodies, Fáilte Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Accenture and Sherry FitzGerald.
Rachel’s career over the last 25 years includes working as an Executive Coach and Assessment Specialist, Business Manager with SHL a global leader in talent management and assessment, and Recruitment Manager with HRM.