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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.