Life, career, and business CoacH for elt professionals
Hi, I’m Rachael.
After more than 25 years experience within ELT, as a teacher, teacher trainer, manager and materials writer I finally realised that what I had loved most about all the roles I had was the opportunity to work directly with people, and help them to help themselves change their lives for the better.
Back in the early 2000s I had trained as a psychotherapist and counsellor, and I realised that I could be doing much more with these skills.
So, in 2017 I refreshed my training by doing a one year Diploma in Coaching. Initially I called myself a life coach, but after a while I realised that a large part of what I was doing was career and small business coaching, passing on everything I’d learnt from having business coaching myself, and my 12 years’ experience as a small business owner, and my experience in the ELT world.
I absolutely love helping people to empower themselves, whether that’s dramatically improving a difficult work situation, making a career change, or starting a new business.
”Rachael worked with me to rediscover my strengths and to recognise the choices I have and the power to make them. I feel not just more confident but almost renewed.”
Why Work With Me?
💡 Maybe you are feeling completely overwhelmed at work and fear you may be heading for burnout. I’ve been there.
💡 Maybe you need some clarity about where your career is heading.
💡 Maybe you’re a freelancer or considering going freelance or setting up your own business, and want some help to get consistent clients, charge what you’re worth, and get your name out there.
💡 Maybe you know you’re getting in your own way, self-sabotaging or just holding yourself back, whether at work, or in your relationships, or in your relationship with yourself.
If you change nothing, nothing will change.
experience and qualifications
I have been teaching, training and coaching since 1989, in a variety of settings: private and public sector, the UK and abroad, in teaching, training and management roles. I have a Certificate in Counselling and successfully completed a two year Diploma in Rogerian Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy, but due to unexpected life changes, did not manage to complete the 150 required hours practice at that time. Subsequently I qualified as a Life Coach through the Warwick University Diploma in Coaching. I am a full member of the Association for Coaching.
In addition I am a qualified teacher of Meditation, T’ai Chi and Chi Gung.
As seen in…..
Keynote article, IATEFL Voices magazine, May/June 2021
Why do we resist doing things we know are good for us?
Do you need a life coach?
garnet education elt time podcast
teacher well-being and mindfulness
Want to see how working with me could help you?
Contact me for a free initial session