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I’m Rachel – coach, wordplay guide and writer. I help curious seekers harness their creative abundance to find more empowered expression.

My belief is that, if we so choose, we have a fundamental ability to re-story ourselves – redefining how we perceive ourselves; reshaping old narratives to connect to more abundance, both individually and for our communities.

This creative act can set us free.

I am driven by a love of words, whether verbally or on the page. My process is shaped by the pleasure and power of language: whether co-partnering with clients through the coaching process, mentoring writers to address the craft and psychology of writing or facilitating creative workshops. Whether you want to explore the story of your life or one imagined for the page, I will collaborate with you to re-shape and express it.

About me

As a teacher, lecturer and facilitator, I am a longstanding and skilful holder of groups. Over the years, I have supported creativity by running workshops in universities, in high schools and the community for participants ranging from eleven to eighty.  For three years, I helped run a residential centre for writers.  A writer myself, I am a novelist, prize-winning short story writer and a commissioned dramatist for audio and stage.

I’ve always had a fascination for how words shape us.  I have a Bachelors degree and PhD in literature and MA in creative writing. My love of narrative and storytelling infuses my work as a coach and mentor. I have extensive experience as a writing mentor and am trained in both executive and life coaching.  For me, working one-to-one means partnering with the client to co-create meaning. Each coaching or mentoring engagement, whether standalone or part of an ongoing package, has its own trajectory, its own story. Coaching, for me, means being part of a dynamic field in which there are no right answers. It is a container of trust for whatever powerful truths need to emerge.

I am based in the north of the UK, where I live in an old converted chapel in the hills in Yorkshire, and work with clients in person and online, locally and internationally.