Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2008 - Present

Certified Professional Coach

Rachel Williams LLC

  • Coach high potential employees to achieve new levels of management within the organization
  • Built entrepreneurial action plans that led to doubling of client’s sales within 6 months
  • Designed customized training programs that shaped positive workplace culture
May 2005 - Dec 2007

Training and Development Specialist

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
  • Selected as part of 12 person global manufacturing excellence team charged with learning the behavioral and technical best practices from Eastern European factory locations
  • Successfully created global training plans for the reapplication of best practices in North America
  • Implemented global change management initiative throughout 6 North American factories that impacted 500 field operations employees
  • Managed the communication strategy for a corporate initiative that reduced factory material waste by $500 million and increased overall equipment efficiencies
  • Invented the Global Manufacturing Best Practices database
  • Coached managers to ensure timely resolution of team inefficiencies
  • Successfully assessed the strategic priorities for the company’s top 50 global human resource executives
  • Facilitated a 3-day global strategy workshop resulting in a 5-year strategic plan for human resources
  • Conducted organizational assessment on diversity that led to the hiring of the company’s first Director of Global Diversity
  • Created e-learning courses for new products and delivered to 200 territory sales managers
  • Developed a comprehensive e-learning catalog for 600 account representatives
  • Facilitated team building activities for 20 executive leadership support staff 
Jun 2004 - Feb 2005

Contract Consultant

The Beacon Group

  • Gathered, analyzed and presented competitive market intelligence information to Fortune 500 clients, resulting in a presentation of focused acquisition targets 
Jan 2003 - Apr 2004

Co-Founder, Executive Director

Girls on the Run - Sacramento, CA

  • Co-founded Sacramento chapter of national organization encouraging pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running
  • Recruited and trained 75 local professionals to Board of Directors, coaching and volunteer positions
  • Raised over $5,000 in individual donations and grant money
Aug 2002 - Apr 2004

Operations Manager

St John's Shelter

  • Trained & supervised 15 full-time staff; conducted quarterly performance reviews and managed performance gaps/issues
  • Interviewed candidates and managed hiring process; conducted new hire orientation
  • Managed client cases and trained case workers on client management process and procedures
  • Directed weekly staff meetings and on-going staff development plans
  • Increased volunteer-led activities by 200% per month and volunteer retention by 100%
Nov 2001 - Apr 2002

Contract Consultant

The Beacon Group

  • Gathered, analyzed and presented competitive market intelligence information to Fortune 500 clients, resulting in a presentation of focused acquisition targets 
Feb 2001 - Oct 2001

High Tech & Communications Analyst


  • Created and administered employee surveys assessing use of the company knowledge portal; survey results drove re-design efforts for a more efficient user experience
  • Developed executive presentations outlining the business benefits of SAP Strategic Enterprise Management






Training/Public Speaking/Group Facilitation

Project Management



I am a highly experienced Fortune 500 consultant, trainer and certified professional coach seeking opportunities in corporate training and development.  I have a proven track record driving organizational success in the following areas:

·Training Development and Delivery

·Performance Management

·Group Facilitation and Team Building

·One-to-One and Group Coaching

·Assessments and Global People Surveys

·Organizational Consulting


International travel, sprint triathlons, time with my favorite boys - my son Ethan, my husband Jake and 3 year-old German Shepherd Samui.

Wine tasting, book club, Spanish language, foreign films, enjoying the outdoors - hiking, picnics, time at the beach, running, camping.



Action Learning Certification

American Society of Training and Development

Professional Coaching Certification

Accomplishment Coaching