About Rachael

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.


In a nutshell, my aim is always to help you earn more, work less, and live more fully- because that’s what it’s all about.

”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…..


EFL Magazine Podcast- Rachael Roberts

podcast episode for EFL Magazine

Why entrepreneur self care is important.

Keynote article, IATEFL Voices magazine, May/June 2021

Why do we resist doing things we know are good for us? 


ELTCPD podcast

How to take care of your mental health and wellbeing.

podcast episode for IATEFL TDSIG

avoiding burnout

Youtube live discussion between me, Tanya Meyer and Kari Neira.

Tania Pattison

Do you need a life coach? 

podcast episode for pearson

teaching career skills to teenagers 

Article in IATEFL VOICES magazine

avoiding burnout

garnet education elt time podcast

teacher well-being and mindfulness

Article in ESOL SIG Newsletter

Mindfulness and the ESOL student. 



british council teaching english

article about Life-Resourceful

Want to see how working with me could help you? 

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