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Rachel is a Partner of Oxford Leadership.

She is a senior consultant-coach-facilitator working in organisational change, leadership development and executive coaching. Her consulting work has included missions in strategy, scenario planning, organisation design, post-merger integration, change management, intercultural management, and organisation development. She has coached executives and leadership teams for more than a decade, helping them build their emotional intelligence and their resilience, occupy their roles effectively, and navigate the complexity of their contexts.

A keen systemic thinker, Rachel works with the individual, group, and organisational dynamics of transformation processes to bring people to a higher level of effectiveness. She partners with clients to develop new mind-sets, learning capabilities, processes, and behaviours, through positive and participative approaches. In doing so, she helps foster greater organisational health, collaboration, and engagement. She specialises in executive leadership transitions, change leadership coaching,  and executive team development. As an Affiliate Professor with HEC Executive Education, Rachel has for 7 years been Co-Director of the Specialised Executive Master’s programme “Consulting and Coaching for Change”, a partnership between HEC Paris and the Saïd Business School, Oxford. Rachel has authored a MOOC on leadership, and published on leadership transitions, organizational transitions, and the human side of mergers.

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. A fully trained professional coach (individuals and teams), she is in the process of ICF certification for PCC, is qualified in MBTI, Systemic Constellations, Influencer, Belbin Team Roles, and has extensive experience in coaching with the emotional intelligence inventory EQi 2.0 and working with group dynamics.

Metro C&C, Veolia, BASF, Grands Moulins de Paris, AkzoNobel, ING Bank, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Hermès International, Ubisoft, 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.

What I really appreciate is Rachel’s capacity to bring me to discover and reflect on my spaces for improvement, and to make that specific and workable. This includes developing my self-awareness on my human skills, my professional skills, and my leadership skills. She has a broad knowledge on leadership topics, particularly on leadership transitions, on the social dimension of organisational transformation, and on people management. She brings innovative and impactful methodologies that get leadership teams performing at a significantly higher level and help leaders to improve their relationships at work.
Claude SarailhCEOMetro Cash and Carry, Italy
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