Executive Consultancy Testimonials

Executive Consultancy Testimonials

I was recommended to Rachel at a time when I was going through a rapid gear shift in my career. Part therapist, part coach and part witch doctor, Rachel was the absolute tonic I needed, giving me counsel and balance at a time I needed it most.

If you’re looking for a cookie cutter executive coach, keep moving. Rachel is not by the book. This is a different level of executive support and by ‘holding a space’ for her clients, she allows you to play with ideas and decisions in a safe, sandbox-type environment.

Life is not black and white, right or wrong, yes or no. Rachel’s mentorship was always nuanced, personal and engaging – and allows you to come to a realisation or aha moment that is uniquely yours. There’s nothing trite in her advice, in fact I’d argue that she acts like a foil to help you find your own answer. She doesn’t spoon the right answer out – you do the work and hit the ‘a-ha’ jackpot all on your own…but she makes it possible by listening, engaging and guiding.

Highly recommended,

Richard McGuinness,
Vice President of Sales EMEA at ClickUp 

If you’re looking to work with someone who can help you reach your full potential as a leader, Rachel is that person. I’ve worked with Rachel for several years now, and she has played an integral part in honing my leadership skills.

Rachel does more than coach. Her strong sense of compassion and understanding perfectly complements her business acumen. Her ability to challenge & guide me through challenging situations has been invaluable.

Working with Rachel is a privilege, and anyone would be lucky to work with her!

Charlie Weijer,
Vice President of Global Sales at Sastrify

I feel privileged for the opportunity I was given to have Rachel as my coach for 18 months. She has outstanding listening skills and her capabilities supporting your development journey are amazing. The coaching experience with her was transformational for me!

Ghiles Djama,
Trade Marketing & Consumer Activation Manager 

Rachel coached me for a year, throughout which she helped me see beyond my own barriers, understand my potential and guided me to know how to act upon it. Her empathetic nature and great knowledge of human nature and motivation helped me build my own frameworks that will sustain my personal and professional growth in the future.

I am very grateful to have had the chance to work with her, every session was effective, enjoyable and very insightful. Rachel has made a great and positive impact on my career and personal life, for which I am grateful.

Bruno Issa,
Marketing & Sales specialist

Rachel is a phenomenal coach. Her listening ability is second to none. She has an innate ability to cut through the noise and has helped me uncover addressable challenges that I never knew existed. She mixes humour with depth of questioning which allowed me to be vulnerable whilst laughing all the way.

My coaching with Rachel has shown me that in order to improve the quality of how I lead others, I need to improve the relationship I have with myself.

By removing the fixer, I give my people an opportunity to discover solutions for themselves. I am able to ask questions of fellow executives for my benefit not for external validation. By showing compassion towards myself, I am in a healthier place to help others without the risk of depleting my reserves. This allows me to become my best self and that’s all that matters in the end. The value has been priceless.

Ciaran Cushley,
Head of EMEA Hub at Procore 

Rachel was Top Class; she was a great listener, a fantastic reflector to bounce off my thoughts, ideas and feelings. She challenged me to think differently and was letting me lead my own development. She was empathetic and pragmatic as and when required and she gave me the space to be ‘me’, to explore my own self, to be comfortable in my own skin and to become more confident about me and my strengths.

Keith Mendez, HR Director

I found the whole experience very valuable to me professionally and personally. My first experience of telephone coaching, and I was surprised at how effective it was; understanding myself better as a leader, increased confidence and performance during a significant career move, better awareness of myself and where I should focus my personal development in the future.

Stephen Edwards

A unique experience and very valuable inputs. Rachel condensed “key words” and guidance during our discussions in an amazing way. I felt full openness and trust in her and I’m so grateful for the great experience, inspiration and challenges (in the good way:) The biggest value for me is getting “in peace” with myself, gaining more confidence and harmony/balance for me which i strongly believe will be felt/shared with the team.

Zoya Chechulina

Life Guidance Testimonials

Life Guidance Testimonials

Where ever you are in life, flying and wanting to move up or lost in the doldrums Rachel can support you. She has the talent and tools to help you unlock the next steps in your unique journey. Being ourselves we can’t see what’s obvious, our patterns, but Rachel can and will help you see what’s going on, so you can get yourself where you want to go.

Rachel also helps to call out the lies we have been sold, the unconscious beliefs that drive our actions and have us doing doughnuts! You may know you are spinning in circles and no amount of over thinking is helping. You can’t see why this keeps happening to you. Time to sit down with a coach and I recommend Rachel. I like Yorkshire women who can say it as it is and laugh at life.

Each coaching session with Rachel has felt like a brake was taken off in my life.

I am so grateful she took me on as a client. We all need a coach, to help us see what’s in our blind-spot and she was the perfect fit for me. I suggest you give her a call and see if she is the perfect fit for you.

Sarah Nicholson

Rachel is a gifted and intuitive coach. She has the capacity to see and read those she encounters in such a way that it brings out the best in you. I was blessed to have been coached by her. She is inherently empowering and knows just what to do to unlock your potential. She doesn’t shy away from challenge or complexity, but embraces difficulty head on, choosing instead to see it for the gift it truly is. Rachel is forever sprinkling joy into everything she does. You feel lighter for just being around her. If you truly want to experience impactful, life-giving, transformative coaching, Rachel is your person. With her, you can’t help but grow.

Emily Lawrence

Rachel, you are a delight to work with – quick to unpick and really understand the situation, full of ideas and input yet willing to incorporate and embed the suggestions of others and always flexible and adaptable whatever comes up. I appreciate your calm approach, your pragmatism, your deep expertise and your willingness to experiment – and most of all your lightness and humour. I hope we get to work together again in the near future.

Julia Freeman

I’m so glad I trusted the feeling that told me, amongst a roomful of coaches, that Rachel was the one to work with. She is calm, direct and intuitive and always helps me to reset my focus. At one point I thought I couldn’t afford to work with her, now I know that I can’t afford not to.

Jenny Chambers, Oxfordshire

Rachel has great listening skills, and is able to get right to the nub of the issue quickly. This has enabled me to get great value from the 3 sessions that we set up. Each one had real value and for different reasons. I have found a deeper level of understanding about how I can maximise my strengths and move forward in a way that is authentic for me.

Katherine Morgan

I found the time with Rachel extremely valuable. It offered me the opportunity to pause, take stock and re-evaluate. It was also a chance to reflect on the positives, to acknowledge how I had progressed and celebrate my achievements. It has increased my self-awareness, my acceptance of self worth and has given me tools to reflect on past experiences as well as future visioning to help me shape my personal journey.

Nicola Mayling

I highly recommend Rachel’s work as a Professional Coach at Tea & Empathy. Rachel’s ability to ask all the right questions, combined with her emphatic nature and extensive knowledge, makes working with her a joy as well as a revelation. Working with Rachel has given me a new perspective on my career, and changed for the better the way I approach my whole life.

Gareth Griffiths

The coaching support Rachel provided has been transformational. It helped that I was ready for this exploration, however if Rachel had not been so skilful I may not have been so open or noticed so many things. I quickly trusted her and found my time with her invaluable, insightful and non-judgemental. Having the focus of regular calls worked for me. Rachel was able to tune in and play back effectively. Things she noticed really helped me and I felt extremely comfortable being completely open with her.

Clare Murchison