Leadership Development, Communication Skills, Self-Discovery and Self- Management, Change Management and Resilience, Influencing Skills
Los Angeles, CA
Rachel Karu MS, Professional Certified Coach and certified Strengths Coach has partnered with over 500 leaders to become effective internal coaches, increase their communication effectiveness, executive presence, resilience through ongoing change, and influencing skills. Rachel works with multiple industries and clients include: Facebook, Intel, EMC, CISCO, Raytheon, United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Allergan, Philips, Braille Institute, Mattel, Viacom, and Disney/ABC Media. Rachel works with all levels of leaders as well as with individual contributors.
I am passionate about inspiring reflection and results as a coach, facilitator, and speaker. I utilize an “inside out” approach where you identify and unleash your strengths, passions, and purpose. Popular topics include: leader as internal coach, cultivating resilience, executive presence, self-management, and communication.
Prior to launching my business over 20 years ago, my global corporate experience includes: HR Manager at EMI Music Distribution and Manager of Organization Development and Training at Easton Sports.
I earned my MS in Counseling for Business, Coaching Certification through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and am a Certified Strengths Coach.
I am a Past President for ICF Los Angeles and serve as Executive Advisor on the Board of Directors. I serve as Co-Leader for ICF Coaching & Human Capital Community of Practice.
My personal journey as a Recovering Perfectionist who stopped performing for over 20 years led me to author my autobiographical self-help book and produce a CD of songs: Stepping into More-Lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist.
I invite you to schedule an interview so you can experience my approach and style. I cannot wait to partner with YOU so you too can Step into More!
“Thank you, Rachel. I am truly grateful for having had the opportunity to work with you in the past six months. While your role was primarily addressing my professional development, it is evident that your approach to coaching inevitably works in a holistic way on the whole person. Your coaching and feedback has been very helpful and I believe I am better for it. I am not only “doing” things better, but I feel that I am ‘being’ better as well. In the past three months I have achieved results at work that are without precedent. I have also received many positive comments about the way I am addressing challenges, and how I communicate key issues. I appreciated the fact that your approach, while quite clearly honed by many years of experience, was not a “cookie-cutter” approach, but well tailored to my specific needs. You challenged me and pushed me just the right way, and gave me simple but effective tools to work with. Thank you again!”
— K.R., VICE PRESIDENT, SPERM BANK
“Working with Rachel as a coach was life altering. In part because I was at a time in my life to accept coaching, and in part due to Rachel’s strength,persistence, and her ability to push me past the easy safe havens and keep me focused on what was important. She helped me ask the right questions, search for the answers, and find the strength to make some important decisions. I have a renewed perspective on life and work: LIFE being a priority as opposed to work. I encourage everyone, whatever stage you are in your professional or personal life, to take advantage of this awesome opportunity. You will not only find a great professional coach, but a good friend.”
— S.G., TIME WARNER CABLE
“I was a client of Rachel’s and found her approach to Manager Development to be very unique. Her style was unconventional, out-of-the-box and overall really effective – she was promoting of a very honest and critical atmosphere that made the time worthwhile, to-the-point and enjoyable. I can say with confidence that I’m better at my job, and better aligned to excel in my career, because of Rachel.”
— F.H., TECHNICAL CUSTOMER OPS & LOCALIZATION MANAGER, WHATSAPP