Executive Coaching Services


As an Executive Coach, I work with a wide range of clients and offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual or institution. In a supportive and collaborative atmosphere, executive coaching services, support clients in navigating difficult organizational challenges or Cringe Moment Conversations with grace and ease that preserve workplace relationships.

Often leaders are tasked with conducting conversations with others about poor performance or conduct, downsizing, termination of employment or, perhaps a breach in ethics. Typical responses to these challenging conversations are 1) avoid them (62%), 2) face them and handle them poorly (35%) and 3) face them and handle them well (3%).

Coaching sessions can be in-person, virtual or on the telephone. We start with a complimentary consultation to clearly define what your short and long term goals are. Then together, we will unpack each challenge: how to navigate high emotions and defensiveness, how to exit the conversation with respect, grace and dignity, and much more. I prepare leaders with the tools necessary to navigate these pivotal conversations.

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.

Cringe Moment Conversations are my specialty, particularly in the following areas:

Workplace Relationship Coaching

I assist executives in conducting difficult conversations related to downsizing, layoffs, terminations, investigations, and poor performance or conduct. Clients often seek me out to tame leaders who are perceived as abrasive.

Human Resources Consulting & Coaching

Throughout my career, I have accumulated extensive experience consulting on Human Resources projects, department audits, workforce staffing analysis, and change management initiatives.

Difficult Organization Challenges

I am passionate about one-on-one coaching with emerging and experienced executives, specifically when I can assist them during these difficult organizational challenges and cringe moments. Additionally, I am well known for one-on-one coaching for the performance development of abrasive leaders.

Professional Analysis

Oftentimes, more progress is made when someone from outside the organization steps in during turbulence. My experience includes conflict mediation, cultural audits, and facilitation of leadership team and board of directors meetings and retreats.

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


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