I’m Rachel and I’m a Productivity Coach.
I’m obsessed with helping people find the sweet spot between maximum time efficacy and enjoying the ride along the way. I believe everyone has unique gifts to share with the world and I’m here to help people meet their wildly ambitious goals in their creative and entreprenuerial work and beyond. Through helping my people navigate their self-doubt and using strategies and action plans to move past their stuck spots, my clients are able to get clarity on their biggest dreams and turn them into reality. Not only does this bring them wild success on their own terms, it also turns them into powerful agents of change and joy.
I come to coaching with 13 years of experience working with hundreds of university students from all over the world who share one thing in common: the pressure to perform and produce perfectly. The high-stakes nature of maintaining a scholarship and the and ever-rising tuition costs in higher education wired people to measure their success externally external standards of perfection defined success which created paralysis in the creative process. Through years of pattern watching, I know that highly ambitious people often know what they want to do, but have trouble knowing how to get their desired results. My Whole Person Coach training has honed my abilities to help people to gain clarity from a holistic perspective so they can get things done in a way that’s in alignment with their whole selves. It is simple, yet effective. My clients tell me time and again that the value of having someone listen and offer back feedback in service of their declared goal does wonders for their productivity. Our coaching sessions free them from “I don’t know” thinking and get them into “Here’s the next step” mindset.
Wild Permission to Dream Big
One of the biggest benefits of coaching is that it gives people wild permission to stop and think about what it is that they want most, make plans, and take action for how to get it. These actions range from very small, maybe sending an email or making a phone call, to very large, like having a tough conversation with a loved one or applying to graduate school. No matter the size of the action, we always make progress in our sessions together and clients take steps towards their wild and dreamy outcomes.
What My Clients Want
The common thread in my work with ambitious people is identifying their stuck points in their productivity. Writers, visual artists, academics, entrepreneurs, and creatives come to me to help them get back on track with their creative and productive projects. A few projects that I’ve helped coach my clients through include:
- career or position transitions
- starting or finishing books or academic papers
- taking their business to the next level
- time management optimization
- planning for strategic conversations with family, friends, and business partners
To help them get unstuck, I hold space for our one hour sessions, give them tools to uncover what’s holding them back, and allow them to see the richness of their existing resources and past experiences. In our coaching sessions, my clients’ whole selves are seen as assets not flaws. As a result of our coaching sessions, my clients get out of their stuck zones and back on the path towards where they want to be which is often in a place of growth-oriented energy.
Coaching v. Therapy
Coaching, like many forms of healing modalities, provides a client with the powerful gift of being heard. A coach will ask powerful questions which holds up a metaphorical mirror to the client. What makes coaching unique from other forms of healing, for example therapy, is that clients are lovingly held accountable to their stated agenda.
In my therapy sessions, I’m free to talk about whatever’s feeling stuck in my life. We might go forward, backward, or many other directions. At the end of my therapy sessions, I feel cleansed, heard, and sometimes I take action if I so desire.
In my best coaching sessions, I know that the person coaching me has both me and my desired agenda in their sights. They are unbiased, unafraid to ask hard questions, and reflect back what they hear me say. Their mission is my agenda. At the end of my coaching sessions, I feel cleansed, heard, and I take action. I move forward.
Why Work with a Coach?
Life coaching is all about moving forward. It’s about bravely declaring your biggest desires and taking action to turn your dreams into reality. It’s about listening hard to loud and subtle stories your inner critic is telling you and figuring out how to navigate around your own self-doubt. It’s about finding and trusting your intuition. It’s about you stepping into the best version of yourself. Coaching is a powerful modality tool for people to remove big and subtle obstacles in their lives. Coaching asks you to show up authentically for yourself so you can bring your whole self to life, define success on your own terms, and do what you’re meant to do with this one precious life.
Breathe and Believe
Breathing is a powerful tool for moving stuck energy and limiting beliefs out of our way. The quality and mindfulness of our breathing is essential to forward movement. In my yoga practice, breathing is essential for challenging postures and this truth also applies to everyday life. When you breathe to get through a stuck place and you believe in what you want most, everything else falls into place. You access your inner wisdom. You become a powerful source of good who inspires your people and the whole world.
Is now it the right time for you to face your perfection paralysis and pursue the life of your wildest dreams? I hope you’ll say yes. No matter if you decide to coach with me or someone else, be sure the coach you choose is 100 percent committed to putting you in the expert seat and giving you tools to tap into your inner wisdom so you can move forward and create a professional or personal life you love.