Global Leadership Consultants


Rachel is a Partner of Oxford Leadership.

She has extensive experience working in organisational change, leadership development and coaching. Her consulting work has included projects in the areas of strategy, scenario planning, organisation design, change management, intercultural management, and organisational development. For more than a decade she has coached executives and leadership teams in various settings, helping them build on their strengths and identify their development opportunities, occupy their roles effectively, and navigate the complexity of their contexts.

Rachel co-creates with her clients a systemic approach to change, taking into consideration the individual, group, and organisational dynamics of transformation processes. In the context of change, she partners with her clients to anchor the relevant new mind sets, values, work processes and behaviour. She brings to coaching her background in strategy, organisational sociology and social psychology, to help executives function effectively in their broader ecosystems. She has, in particular, accompanied, studied and written on executive leadership transitions. As an Affiliate Professor with HEC Executive Education, Rachel has for 7 years co-directed the Specialised Executive Master’s programme, “Consulting and Coaching for Change”, a partnership between HEC Paris and Oxford University’s Said Business School.

Rachel holds a PhD in Management Studies from HEC Paris focused on the psychosocial dynamics of post-merger integration, an MPhil in Organisational Sociology and Social Psychology from Paris University, an MSc in Management Studies from ESCP Europe, and an MA (Hons) in Modern Languages from Oxford University. She is also an ICF certified professional coach (PCC).

Metro C&C, BASF, AkzoNobel, ING Bank, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Hermès International, Essilor International, Orange, GDF-Suez, Vinci, EDF, Banque Postale, Ubisoft, France AgriMer, EADS Telecom, Agusta Westland, Caisse de Depôts et Consignations, Vediorbis, Arcelor, Alstom Transport, Sara Lee Corporation, Wartsila NSD, AXA.

It was such an unexpected success. I have never experienced a leadership training course that made me understand the importance of knowing myself. Absolutely great experience, it was fun, personal and I met some excellent people. The course really made you think, but in an organised way.
Carlos MelendoHandsets DirectorTelefónica - Spain
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