What people say about Rachel
Thank you for your energy as you presented
Rachel, Thank you for the great session last week for our CFO group. You did a great job of speaking to this group as individuals and with information, they can take back to their teams. Thanks for your content, your preparation, and your energy as you presented. Well done and we are extremely grateful!
Thank you! Connie
Connie Arentson, IT Program Manager, ConnectWise
Rachel's warm manner and caring heart are so evident
Rachel is a true "Go Giver." I have had the privilege of knowing Rachel through our interactions within the IT Nation Evolve peer group community for some time and deeply enjoyed knowing her. Rachel delivered multiple very valuable and practical webinars for our Evolve membership here in North America and in EMEA. We heard feedback from people tuned in that it was needed and was helping them to re-focus on their health. Rachel's warm manner and caring heart are so evident in each thing she does. I enjoyed getting to work with Rachel and look forward to applying her ideas to my own health as we each strive to come out of this pandemic better than we entered it. Thank you, Rachel!
Laurie Sorensen, Content Architect, ConnectWise
Rachel and I did a few webinars together for IT Nation Evolve peer groups for EMEA and North America - and she is a star! An expert in her field, and thankful to know her!
Dan Saxby, IT Nation Program Manager, ConnectWise
Rachel has helped us support thousands of travel industry professionals
We were looking to include Rachel in the speaker line up for our annual conference this year and to run a workshop for our staff as part of our in-house wellbeing programme, but the Covid-19 epidemic in the UK put a stop to that. In lockdown we have been creating daily video updates on a wide range of subjects for our members at Advantage Travel Partnership - over 350 UK travel agency owners and their staff. As much as travel industry issues, business and marketing support are of interest to them, taking care of their mental health and wellbeing has never been so important. Rachel kindly agreed to help us again, with what has become known as our ‘Wellness Wednesday’ video update. Using her wide range of wellness knowledge and experience, Rachel has helped us support thousands of travel industry professionals, with some practical tips and advice they can implement in their daily routines, to keep their mind and bodies healthy and well during this stressful time. Thank you Rachel!
David Forder, Head of Marketing, The Advantage Travel Partnership
We hired Rachel for a Wellbeing Day in the Munich office on two separate occasions.
Thanks to the well-received wellbeing initiatives at Activision Blizzard in the UK, we hired Rachel for a “Wellbeing Day” in the Munich office on two separate occasions. She provided our employees with individual health consultations, helping us to understand our metabolic ages and what we can do to improve our health. She tailored her program to our interests and needs and even made the extra effort to translate her presentation into German. It's been a pleasure to organize these events with Rachel and we look forward to welcoming her back to our office again soon!
Stefanie Traurig, HR Generalist DACH, Nordics & Iberia - Activision Blizzard Germany
A wellbeing talk focused on how to deal with jet lag
Amber Road Travel invited Rachel to take part in a wellbeing day in Manchester that we organised for our client Virgin Atlantic. She delivered a wellbeing talk focused on how to deal with jet lag. The feedback we had from participants was they found it very interesting and, more importantly, that they would put Rachel’s tips to practical use when flying long haul in future.
Clive Wratten, CEO, Amber Road Travel
Her talk went down very well with our audience
We invited Rachel to be a speaker at our Business Traveller Wellbeing Conference where she delivered a session about sleep and jet lag for our delegates who were corporate travel buyers. Her talk went down very well and the volume of Q&A that followed was indicative of this.
Tracey Randell, Business Traveller Wellbeing Conference
The team really enjoyed the day and Rachel's coming back
Solutions 4 IT recently engaged Rachel to deliver a team wellbeing day. The day started with Rachel attending our team morning huddle which gave her a chance to meet everybody and outline the day ahead. Rachel gave an interesting talk on how to be happier and healthier before doing individual face to face know your numbers health sessions. The team really enjoyed the day and we’re looking to have Rachel back for follow ups in a few months’ time.
Angie Prentis, Solutions 4 IT
Due to the success in the UK, we are now rolling out the programme to our European offices
Activision Blizzard hired Rachel in 2018 to assist with its team wellbeing initiatives. She initially spent two days our UK head office delivering health talks followed by one to one health consultations. Rachel is an engaging speaker and very knowledgeable on her subject and the sessions went down well with the team. Due to its success in the UK, we are now in the process of rolling out the programme to our European offices. I highly recommend Rachel and her services.
Paul Farrell, International Reward Director, Activision Blizzard
Rachel gave a brilliant talk on sleep and jet lag
I wanted to have a different kind of after dinner speaker at our quarterly Business Travel Magazine dinner hosted at the Dorchester. Rachel was recommended by a colleague for being an expert in sleep which I thought we be ideal for our audience - top travel agents and buyers of corporate travel. Rachel gave a brilliant talk on sleep and jet lag, and I know she has gone on to do work with some of the participants from that evening.
Giles Harper, Business Travel Magazine
What was particularly interesting was the science behind sleep
Rachel gave a talk about sleep to our team. Giving us some great tips and advice about how we could maximise our rest time. What was particularly interesting was the science behind sleep and why it is needed and how to get it!
Sarah Hughes, Lead Sales Manager, Mars Wrigley Confectionery
Rachel came and gave a talk on the importance of workplace wellbeing
Regus Office wanted to start offering breakfast talks to clients at its main site in the centre of Birmingham. Rachel came and gave a talk on the importance of workplace wellbeing that the attendees found very useful. She also came with her metabolic scales and gave attendees a know your numbers taster session. I highly recommend Rachel to companies that wish to deliver wellbeing programmes.
Patrick Kelly, Commu nity Associate, Regus Office - Birmingham
I put in to action some of Rachel's tips and found instant improvement
Rachel was guest speaker at my Networking Group, giving her talk on sleep - Wake Up With Zest. My group thoroughly enjoyed her talk which was jam packed with excellent sleep tips backed up with science and delivered in an easy to follow interesting and engaging way. Rachel is inspiring and sparkles herself, so it's great to have an insight in to what has helped her. When I went home I put in to action some of Rachel's tips and found instant improvement. I thoroughly recommend booking Rachel for one of her brilliant talks or workshops, you will most definitely sleep sounder afterwards.
Fiona Grundy, Owner, Fiona's Office
Professional yet fun to work with
Rachel delivered a talk on sleep that was very informative and engaging.
Rachel is very professional yet fun to work with at the same time - lovely collaborating with you, thanks.
Leigh McKay, Managing Director, WorkWise Wellness Solutions
We found Rachel engaging and professional
Rachel recently provided us, at British Airways with a very good workshop on the 'Four Pillars' of well being, in which she founded. The session mainly focused on sleep, which gave the group some great ideas of how to improve there own. We found Rachel engaging and professional and the subject matter was bought home by her very own life experiences. Thank you Rachel.
Luciey Wesley, Tourist Board and Partnerships Manager, British Airways
Out of all of the health and well being webinars that we have run, this was by far one of the best and fun!
I had the pleasure of working with Rachel on a health and well being Webinar focused on the 'Importance of Sleep'. This session was one of a monthly series that we have run this year as a campaign focused around healthy and happy employees.
From the get-go Rachel was an absolute delight to work with. Her knowledge on the subject matter well and truly exceeded my expectations. The format was very informal and her natural style and demeanour made it easy as a host to interact with her, which in turn led to a more engaged audience sending in a flurry of questions.
Out of all of the health and well being webinars that we have run, this was by far one of the best and fun!
I would have no hesitation in recommending Rachel, she’s without a doubt a lovely lady. Or putting it another way, a truly zesty-superstar!
Gavin Spencer, Head of Membership at The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group
We had no idea about the negative impacts (some quite serious) of the lack of sleep
Rachel kindly accepted my request to share all things sleep-related with my Abingdon & Witney College apprentices. The students were working on a wellbeing project as part of their 10-week business course and had identified the importance of sleep. I think we were all expecting Rachel to just explain how we could get a better nights sleep. Well she did that and so much more. We had no idea about the negative impacts (some quite serious) of the lack of sleep. This is serious stuff. All responsible employers should be queuing up to arrange for Rachel to visit!
Tracey Lee, Business Lecturer, Abingdon & Witney College, Oxfordshire
Everyone enjoyed your session
Everyone on our departmental away day really enjoyed your session and it was very much appreciated.
Dr Evie Kemp, Lead Consultant Occupational Health Physician, Centre for Occupational Health and Wellbeing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
I found Rachel very friendly and knowledgeable on the subject of sleep
I took part in Rachel's Sleep School this month, as I can have trouble sleeping. I found Rachel very friendly and knowledgeable on the subject of sleep and it's problems. She explained all about the science of sleep and how it affects the body, giving advice about how to improve sleep and what to do when sleep evades us. It was very helpful. Thanks Rachel.
I would recommend Rachel to deliver talks on health and well-being
Rachel delivered a short presentation at the college I was studying at on health and well-being but she mainly focused on the many advantages of getting proper sleep and why it is important for our health as this was suitable to the project work we were undertaking. I found Rachel to be captivating and friendly whilst the presentation was easy to watch and was delivered with confidence. I would recommend Rachel to deliver talks on health and well-being as she showed that she could adapt her presentation to appeal to a range of ages and personalities.
Chole Legg, Business Administration Apprentice, Witney & Abingdon College, Oxfordshire
I would thoroughly recommend Rachel's services to other businesses looking to increase employee engagement
Rachel was engaged to develop and deliver a health and well-being programme to the team at Pensar. This comprised of a 1 hour talk at our monthly team meeting to make employees aware of issues around sleep, nutrition, exercise and stress. This was followed by personal consultations for each member of staff with vital statistics being recorded and personalised advice given with the aim of reaching certain goals within a 3 month period. The team responded really well to this initiative by the company, undoubtedly assisted by Rachel's positive mental attitude and the sound assurance that everyone has room for improvement if her advice is followed. I would thoroughly recommend her services to other businesses looking to increase employee engagement and help their staff get and stay healthy.
Mark Williams, CEO, Pensar
I would be delighted to recommend Rachel to others
Rachel was our speaker at the Company Director Networking (CDN) at the Institute of Director's event in January 2018. What a great way to start off the year and get rid of all the January blues. Rachel gave a very professional talk about her favourite subject. As a fully qualified sleep aficionado she regaled us with medical facts as well as the many benefits of getting as much shut-eye as possible and gave many sensible top tips. She is a good speaker, very knowledgeable on her subject and fun. I would be delighted to recommend her to others who want to offer a slightly different but very important topic to their audience.
Mike Driver, Company Director's Networking, Institute of Directors
The feedback from our members has been excellent
We have had the benefit of listening to really knowledgeable and interesting presentations from Rachel at different meetings of The Business Club Northants. The feedback from our members has been excellent and we have no hesitation in recommending her as an extremely professional speaker.
Mike Willis, the Business Club Northants
I found out things I never knew before!
Rachel's talk on sleep was extremely informative and her knowledge on sleep is thorough. I found out things I never knew before and she explained how to handle those sleepless nights easily. If you're having trouble sleeping and need some guidance, I recommend Rachel highly!
Hanieh Vidmar, Presenter, Creator and Vlogger, London
You gave an insight into the science of sleep and the sleep cycle
It was great to listen to your presentation on Beauty Sleep on Saturday. I loved the way in which you engaged with the audience and brought life to this essential, yet I would say, overlooked, topic. You not only emphasised the importance of getting a good night's sleep, but you gave an insight into the science of sleep and the sleep cycle which helped me understand the negative impact on the body due to lack of sleep, particularly the brain's inability to function effectively due to lack of sleep. Thanks to you I am now more intentional about ensuring I sleep well and take greater care of my physical health.
Maureen Campbell, Bristol
Sleep and how to get more of it!
A totally informative talk on a great subject - 'sleep' and how to get more of it! Rachel gives an amazing insight into how sleep can impact our lives. Just knowing that your body works like a computer and you need to 'update' by going into maintenance mode is priceless. Research your body's internal clock and learn how to adjust your sleep cycle! Rachel is definitely a 'go to' sleep guru.
Kerry Rose, Police Officer, Essex
A good nights sleep is often an over looked area
The depth of Rachel's workshop and passion of delivery created an engaging experience in the room. A good nights sleep is often an over looked area in ones health and wellbeing plan. Rachel essentially shifted my perspective of what a truly holistic health and wellbeing plan should include.
Philippa, founder of The Triumphant Woman, London
I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop on sleep
The explanation of the 90 minutes sleeping cycle was very insightful. Also the sleep-wake-nap cycle was very beneficial.
Donna Jones, London
I found the sleep workshop very informative, practical and a real eye opener!
Everyone should get this info!! I now realise that most people have sleep problems.
Muriel Angele Kakoni, The Purple Group, London
Her story hit the spot
It's wonderful to see Rachel's ability to translate her "zesty" energising personality that serves her so well as a coach, into the domain of speaking and inspiring much larger audiences. Her story was engaging, informative and importantly really hit the spot.
Ian Webster, Business Thinking Revolution
I slept for a straight 8 hours when I got home
It was a fantastic session Rachel – thank you so much for sharing your warm wonderful wisdom. Anyway slept for a straight 8 hours when I got home – you are GOOD!
Sandra Peachey, Consultant, Leicestershire
Rachel, who walks the walk not just talks the talk
I have had the pleasure of seeing and hearing Rachel speak a few times now. What is obvious is her passion and knowledge about her subject. What separates an excellent speaker from an average one is their ability to tell a story. Rachel, who walks the walks not just talks the talks, tells hers with such heart and empathy you become drawn in and invested in everything she has to say. I am never disappointed when I know Rachel is on the bill.
Angela Harkness, High Heelers
Rachel is a walking advert for wellness
Rachel is a walking advert for wellness. She really walks the talk. If you are a busy professional struggling to get balance in your life (signs are weight gain; tiredness) contact her. She's been there herself... Not that you can tell. You'll be more energised, successful and cope better than before. (Contact her... ;0)
Steve Johnson, Consultant, Berkshire
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