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Work experience

Jan 2008Present

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 2005Dec 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 2004Feb 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 2003Apr 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 2002Apr 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 2001Apr 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 2001Oct 2001

High Tech & Communications Analyst

Accenture

  • 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

Education

Skills

Coaching
Training/Public Speaking/Group Facilitation
Project Management
Spanish

References

Steve Ritter

"The value of my professional partnership with Rachel arises from her ability to energize, empower and motivate accountability for results.  Rachel's consultation has helped to shape positive workplace culture and organizational strength through many cycles of growth and change."

Daniela Zaluda

"Rachel has excellent project management skills and is willing to take on new assignments and responsibilities. She learns new processes very quickly. She is an excellent communicator and team player. She is enthusiastic and positive which translates to better and faster response from her teams."

David Parker

"I have worked with many coaches over the years, but most seem to have to "work" at it. Rachel doesn't. She knows what she is talking about, but most importantly she just knows what you are asking for. When one close friend finished her first session with Rachel, she picked up her life's work again, refreshed and rejuvenated - how can you beat that?" 

Dolores Gardner-Stokes

"Rachel was a coach for two individuals on my team.  Both individuals had an amazing experience with Rachel and were able to use the learning and insight for both personal and career growth.  Rachel also strongly advocated the coach approach to management and leadership and we had several conversations about how we could effectively use this approach with my organization.  In addition to Rachel's great coaching skills, she is a wonderfully caring individual who truly wants to support others in being their personal best. I'm very proud to call Rachel a respected colleague."

Summary

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

Portfolio

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Interest

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.

Certifications

Action Learning Certification

American Society of Training and Development

Professional Coaching Certification

Accomplishment Coaching