Rachael Lowell Ellison

What kind of coaching do you do?
HR/People opsLeadership coachingEntrepreneurshipGrowth
Ideal client & kinds of help/problems you like to solve

Here's a description of my ideal client: My ideal client is a senior leader, founder, or C-suite executive who is passionate about making a positive impact in their organization and the world. They are forward-thinking, innovative, and committed to personal and professional growth. They understand that the world of work is changing rapidly, and they want to develop the skills and mindset needed to thrive in this new landscape. I have a particular affinity for working with leaders in the tech industry, having run and started my own company in the past. I understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with leading a tech organization, and I'm passionate about helping tech leaders navigate the complexities of the industry while staying true to their values and vision. I also have experience working with leaders in the biotech, education reform, and startup sectors. Whether you're a VC-backed startup in HR tech or family tech, or a more established organization looking to innovate and adapt to change, I bring a deep understanding of the challenges you face and a commitment to helping you achieve your greatest potential. My ideal client is someone who is ready to take a deep dive into their leadership style, strengths, and areas for growth. They are open to feedback, willing to experiment with new approaches, and committed to creating lasting change in their organization and beyond. They value authenticity, empathy, and impact, and they want to work with a coach who shares those values. If this sounds like you, I'd love to explore how we can work together to help you achieve your goals and make a meaningful difference in the world. Let's schedule a conversation to discuss your challenges and opportunities, and see if we're a good fit.

Preferred coaching structure

Here's my approach to working with individual clients: I believe that real change takes time and commitment, which is why I typically ask for a minimum engagement of 6 months. During this time, we'll have bi-weekly sessions lasting 60-90 minutes, where we'll dive deep into your challenges, goals, and aspirations. But I know that sometimes, you need support between sessions, which is why I also offer two 20-minute spot coaching sessions each month. These are perfect for when you need a quick dose of guidance or motivation. In addition to our scheduled sessions, I provide continuous email support and promise to respond within 48 hours. I'm here for you whenever you need me, and I'm committed to being your partner in growth and success. I also believe in using the right tools and resources to support your journey. That's why I offer Voxer communication, which allows us to send voice messages back and forth, as well as private accountability tools and resources that are tailored to your specific needs. And if you need additional assessments along the way, we can absolutely add those to our engagement. Also-I always believe in doing a first coaching session or chemistry call on me to see if we feel like a fit. :)

Who can't you help?

If you're looking for executive functioning coaching, I may not be the right coach for you. My focus is more on leadership development and navigating change, so if you need specific support with things like time management, organization, or attention, you might be better served by a coach who specializes in those areas. I also may not be the best fit if you're looking for heavy ops orientation. While I have experience with both B2C and B2B businesses, my coaching approach is more geared towards helping leaders develop their emotional intelligence, adaptability, and strategic thinking skills. If you're looking for someone to help you optimize your operations or streamline your processes, you might want to look for a coach with more of an ops background. If you're an early manager with no experience managing others, I may not be the right coach for you either. While I can certainly help you develop your leadership skills, it might be more beneficial for you to start with a coach or training program that's specifically designed for new managers. Once you've got some experience under your belt, I'd be happy to work with you on more advanced leadership challenges. Finally, if you're someone who hates change, I might not be the best fit for you. My approach is all about helping leaders navigate change and develop the skills they need to thrive in a constantly evolving world. If you're resistant to change or prefer to stick with the status quo, you might find my coaching style challenging. Ultimately, my goal is to work with clients who are open to growth, willing to step outside their comfort zone, and committed to making lasting changes in their leadership and life.

In your own words

I've been coaching and consulting for nearly two decades now, and I've seen firsthand how challenging it can be for leaders who want to make a lasting impact in a world where change happens at a breakneck pace one minute and then seems to stall the next. That's why I'm committed to to guide leaders through these professional challenges and play to their strengths and vision. My approach is a blend of theory, research, and practical experience, which allows me to provide empathetic, intuitive, and customized support. I focus on helping leaders enhance their self-awareness and adaptability, and I offer a comprehensive perspective on the leadership challenges they face. A big part of my work is helping leaders transition from reactive to creative thinking, which is where my SHIFT framework (Security, Horizon, Impact, Fluidity, and Ties) comes in. It's designed to equip leaders with the tools they need to navigate the ups and downs of today's work cultures. In addition to my coaching and consulting work, I've also got some experience as a tech founder. I helped build a platform, raised funds, went through an accelerator program, and launched both B2C and B2B businesses. It's given me a unique perspective on the challenges that leaders face in both the consumer and business worlds. I've worked with clients across a range of sectors, from professional services and advertising to higher education, technology, and non-profits. It's been incredibly rewarding to see the significant advancements they've made in both their professional capabilities and personal satisfaction. Whether it's through one-on-one coaching, team workshops or workshops, my goal is always to help leaders become more authentic and impactful in their roles.