Qualifications and Affiliations
Diploma in Executive & Leadership Coaching (TCMP); Facilitator & Thinking Partner (Time to Think); Certificate in Team Coaching (Team Coaching Studio), Certificate in Systemic Team Coaching (AoEC); Certification in Occupational Personality and Occupational Ability (British Psychological Society; Certified in 360° Feedback, Competency-Based Interviewing (SHL Group); Diploma in Human Resources (NCI); Bachelor of Commerce Degree (UCD).
Certified in a range of psychometric tools with individuals and teams, including the Emotional Capital Report ECR (Roche Martin); OPQ and MQ (SHL)
Affiliations: Member of the Association for Coaching (AC) and CIPD
Experience in one to one coaching
As a coach, Rachel has supported over 50 primary and post-primary principals and 15 ISM teams. Rachel understands that every school and individual is different and she is committed to supporting principals to be authentic and effective as leaders by being more of, not less of, themselves.
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, motivate, implement change, manage complex stakeholders, enjoy work, and have a rich life outside it.
Team coaching is very liberating for ISM teams. Rachel creates a psychologically safe environment for important conversations and applying new skills to achieve significant results for schools.
Workplace resilience is an area of particular passion for Rachel, developing 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. For many, coaching 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.
Her clients include leaders and teams in Government Departments, County Councils, State Bodies, School Governance Bodies, Irish and international companies.
Rachel worked previously in assessment, development and recruitment across the public and private sector.
“I found the way Rachel questioned me and scaffolded me on the journey to finding my own solutions to be the most helpful.”
“I have developed self-confidence in many aspects of the role that I found challenging. Rachel is an extremely capable, pleasant coach who respects confidentiality.”
“I loved the way Rachel made us comfortable enough that all management were able to speak in a free and open manner, building trust."