I’m Rachel, a fiction and non-fiction author, lecturer and business and personal coach. There is nothing I love more (apart from writing) than supporting others to enhance, develop and celebrate their voice, whether that’s on the page or out loud.
My lifelong love of communication and performance began with acting and directing in theatres, schools, workplaces, charities and universities. It formed my fascination with perception and reality (leading to my PhD and to my PGCerts in Business and Personal Coaching with Barefoot and Teaching Creative Writing with Cambridge): how do the roles we play inform our identity? How much can our self-belief inhibit, or enhance, how we bring that self to our life, work and art?
These are questions I explore with my coaching clients; you’ll also find the themes of authenticity, identity and communication in my short story collections, Twisted Branches and Beyond Glass, as well as stories I’ve contributed to anthologies such as British Fantasy Award-nominated Dreamland, Great British Horror 5 (Black Shuck Books) and Uncertainties Vol. 3 (Swan River Press). I’m also the author of Your Creative Writing Toolkit and GCSE Drama Revision and Study Guide (Illuminate/Hodder) and write and present for magazines, Blu-ray extras and online series including Severin Films, Second Sight Films, Imprint Films, Starburst Magazine and Youtube, Writing Magazine, Jewish Renaissance and Indicator Films. I bring all my experience of writing and speaking, and of how worthwhile the journey into creative confidence is for work and life alike, to every client relationship whether we’re together for a workshop, a course or a coaching programme.