About Dr Rachel (The Wellbeing @ Work Dr)

Something not many people know

  • Lived in a cave in the south of Spain
  • Purchased her first home in London
  • Once broke a rib playing rugby union

 Professional Background

Twenty years of experience in management consulting, project management and executive coaching.

Rachel has led projects in:

  • Organisational development
  • IT specification, selection, and implementation
  • Customer relationship management
  • Business process improvement
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Performance measurement
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Strategic planning

In addition, Rachel has delivered a number of generalist HR roles/projects, developing skills and experience in; recruitment, performance management, succession planning, talent management, industrial and employment relations advice and support.

Rachel has worked for Deloitte Consulting, Howarth Clark Whitehall (UK), The National Autistic Society (UK), The NZ refining company, and the Robyn Hood foundation.  As a consultant she has worked with many large corporates, government organizations, SMEs and not for profit organizations in the UK, Australia, and NZ.

Rachel has also has a Ph.D. in Organisational Behaviour (on Scholarship) from the University of Western Australia.  Her research explored the link between heart rate variability and worker performance, via mindfulness meditation and exercise.

Facilitation and Coaching Experience

Rachel has been executive coaching for over 15 years, working with a range of leaders at all levels of organizational life.

Rachel has designed and delivered workshops in coaching, facilitation, leadership, strategy, creativity, teambuilding, values-based performance as well as a range of ICT topics.  Rachel also provides facilitation for strategic partnerships and teams in crisis or undergoing change.

Qualifications

Tertiary Qualifications

  • BSc, Environmental Science and Ecology (Waikato University)
  • MMS(Tech), with merit (Victoria University)
  • Ph.D., in Organisational Behaviour and Anatomy & Physiology (University of Western Australia)

Scholarships

  • Deans Merit Award for Master of Science (Waikato University)
  • Sarah Anne Rhodes Fellowship (Victoria University)
  • APA Scholarship for Ph.D. (University of Western Australia)