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Rachael Ward

ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring

Rachael is an experienced Executive Coach who has been a Genius Within associate since 2016. Rachael’s coaching practise focuses on effective communication, well -being and personal effectiveness. There is often crossover in these areas when clients are feeling overwhelmed and are seeking a way of improving focus and productivity and rediscovering what they enjoy about their working life.

With a background in senior leadership in the voluntary sector and lived experience of neuro diversity, Rachael is passionate about supporting Genius Within clients to identify and use their strengths and develop a range of strategies and tools to take them forward in their future careers.

Before qualifying as a coach Rachael worked as a Fundraising Director and Consultant in the voluntary sector, managing teams of up to 25 people and budgets of £75 million income.

She worked for years in International Development, mainly travelling and working extensively in Africa, latterly South Africa.

She is currently working as a funding consultant to Resources for Autism, a charity offering services to autistic people in London and West Midlands. Rachael has worked as a coach for 7 years, since 2015.  She has an active private coaching practise, working with entrepreneurs and business owners on strategy and leadership.

Rachael lives with a neuro diverse family with ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.


ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring

Trained with Barefoot Coaching Ltd on their PG Cert Course

Regular supervision with Barefoot Coaching

Attends a range of Genius Within and Barefoot Coaching training sessions to deepen and knowledge and coaching skills

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