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I am an Executive Coach who specializes in workplace relationships, human resources and organizational coaching. I maintain a private international practice with a home base in Arizona.

As a collaborative, solution-focused Coach, I provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address workplace and difficult organizational challenges. I also integrate coaching techniques and helpful assignments to offer a highly-personalized program tailored to you. With compassion and understanding, I work with you to help build on your strengths to maximize navigating difficult conversations.

I have over 30 years of professional experience working with leaders in Fortune 500 companies, university presidents and provosts, legal and medical professionals, and individuals. I support executive coaches in learning the techniques for more effective cringe moment conversations. Working in the same fast-paced, high-stress environments as the majority of my clients gives me insight into the risks and high stakes at hand.

In addition to being an Executive Coach, I presented nationally and internationally to general audiences speaking on the topics of coaching leaders perceived as abrasive or a bully, organizational development, change management and conflict resolution.

Additionally, I have enjoyed writing throughout my career, publishing more than 200 articles and my book Who’s the Boss: Confront the Elephant in the Room


BS Human Resources, University of Florida
Organizational Leadership, Thunderbird School of Global Management


Learning in Action Technologies – Certified EQ Practitioner
SHRM -SCP Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Human Resources Professional
International Coach Federation, PCC – Professional Certified Coach
The Boss Whispering Institute – ABW – Accredited Boss Whisper
World Business & Executive Coach Summit (WBECS) – ACE Foundations of Great Coaching Advanced Practitioner

Author, Who’s the Boss
Author, Essential Competencies for Law Firm Administrators


Past President, International Association of Legal Administrators
Past President, International Coach Federation, Tucson, AZ Chapter


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Meet some of Rachel’s clients…

Clients in Higher Education:

  • University of Oregon – Eugene, OR
  • University of South Florida – St. Petersburg, FL
  • Purdue University – Lafayette, IN
  • University of Connecticut – Hartford, CT
  • University of North Carolina – Charlotte, NC
  • University of Kansas – Kansas City, KS
  • Pima Community College – Tucson, AZ
  • University of Utah – Salt Lake City
  • Utah State – Logan, UT
  • Sacramento State, CA

Corporate Clients:

  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Vantage West Credit Union
  • Radiology Ltd.
  • 4-D Properties
  • City of Tucson
  • Tucson Festival of Books

Professional Association Clients:

  • Society for Human Resources (SHRM)
  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)
  • International Association of Legal Administrators (ALA)

Typical Types of Clients:

  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Corporations
  • Law Firms
  • Professional Associations
  • Individuals

Abrasive Leader Diagnostic™

This assessment is designed to determine whether the individual under consideration has an abrasive leadership style. No email address is required to receive the results.