Life- Resourceful

Life, career and business coaching for ELT professionals.

Join my free online Facebook group for ELT  professionals who want more balance and purpose in their lives and work. 


  • Learn some strategies for managing stress and overwhelm.
  • Become part of an amazing, positive community.

”Overall, your group is a life-line, and reassuring in these difficult times. A huge thank you.”

Estelle, Language Trainer.

”Many of the ELT professionals I coach feel under-valued and over-worked. Maybe you…

  • find it hard to set boundaries and to say no, but end up feeling resentful and exploited?
  • are prone to imposter syndrome and even self-sabotage?
  • try to stay positive, but frequently end up exhausted and demoralised?
  • know you don’t earn enough?

 My aim is to help you earn more, work less and live more fully.

I work with clients 1-2-1 and on my 12 week small group programme for ELT Freelancers: Switch off Stress, Switch on Success.’

Rachael Roberts


Life and Career Coaching

Feeling stuck, directionless or overwhelmed? Aware that you are not looking after yourself properly? Anxious and snappy?

Through 1-2-1 coaching I can help you ‘wake up’ and reconnect with your authentic self.

Together we can sift through the pile of old habits and beliefs currently holding you back,  to develop greater resilience and the confidence and clarity to make any changes in your life that you desire.


Business Coaching

Switch off Stress, Switch on Success is my  12 week small group programme for ELT freelancers: teachers, trainers, writers, editors. 

Develop or come up with your business idea, start to implement practical business skills and overcome mindset blocks.

Also available as a 1-2-1 business coaching package.

In-service training and public speaking

Help your team learn how to communicate more effectively,  manage workload efficiently, and  deal with stress.

I have years of experience working with groups to facilitate positive change and can make a real difference even in a one-off session.
I am also an experienced plenary speaker and workshop facilitator

I contacted Rachael when I was feeling stressed & badly managed in the materials writing role I had. I felt a bit paralysed too as I didn’t know which direction to head in next. I was hesitant to sign up with her as I’d never worked with a coach before & wasn’t sure how I could go about making any changes as I’d lost a bit of confidence & there didn’t really seem to be many opportunities available.

4 months later and I feel like quite a different – and much happier! – person. I’ve changed direction in my career and managed to get an excellent new role that combines teaching, writing, research, and paid holidays but with much better support and management. I’ve also been offered more writing work based on the work we’ve done to make my profile more visible.

Rachael was great to work with, encouraging and supportive and I felt lighter after even our first session. She really helped me get my confidence back & I thought she was particularly good at helping me figure out what would make me happier & then the right steps to head in that direction and to make it work! Thanks!
KA, Coaching Client 2020

Rachael had always struck me as someone who’s easy and enjoyable to talk to, so when I decided I wanted to have some coaching, I thought of her. I knew I didn’t want someone who would sit there passively and wait until I answered my own questions (which is what I’d always thought coaches and therapists did!) That couldn’t have been further from the truth – Rachael offered ideas, asked great questions and explained different psychotherapy theories which we used as a kind of prism to understand the way I felt and behaved. I now feel on the front foot and ready to break out of a long-established pattern of behaviour. It’s been really helpful and interesting – thanks, Rachael!

Coaching Client 2020

I’m self-employed so I do various jobs and often take on too much, and don’t establish boundaries. As a result of the group programme, I’ve learned to feel more comfortable about saying ‘no’. I’ve also begin to understand what underpins my trouble with that- people pleasing- and what is really going on with procrastination. For someone on the fence about this programme, I’d say, ‘Try it!’ You’ll feel a lot better about yourself, which will help your motivation and your focus. I’m looking forward to better boundaries, and to enjoying work more as a result. 

Charlotte, S.O.S Business Coaching Programme, June 2020

Recent blog posts 

5 causes of burnout and how to avoid it.
5 causes of burnout and how to avoid it.

The causes of burnout might seem obvious.. too much work, right? Doh. But, in fact, while workload is obviously a major contributing factor, it’s a little more complex than that. In addition to workload here are 4 more causes. Lack of control One of the biggest causes...

Being self-employed: the good, the bad and the ugly.
Being self-employed: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Inspired and depressed in equal measures? I recently carried out a survey into the situations and attitudes of 122 independent ELT professionals (self-employed teachers, trainer, writers, editors, school owners, consultants). Reading about why they loved their work...

Why emotional agility is far more powerful than ‘positive thinking’.
Why emotional agility is far more powerful than ‘positive thinking’.

Everyone has negative thoughts and emotions. But what’s the best way to deal with these? Sometimes we hear people saying things like ‘turn that frown upside down’ or no ‘negative vibes here’…. I do believe that it’s possible to shift a negative perspective, but it’s...

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