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'Rachel is very probing…she has great analytical and reasoning capability. She's good at making me think real hard which is sometimes uncomfortable as in my environment, you tend to have to think real fast, rather than real hard.'

Prime Broker, Goldman Sachs

A former BBC broadcaster and international media for development-aid specialist, Rachel Ellison is an executive leadership coach with expert knowledge of challenging, changing, multicultural environments. Viewed as a Thought Leader in the field of leadership and business coaching, she is a sought-after public speaker and guest lecturer - making the case that diverse and ethical leadership promotes greater productivity, higher profit, sustainability and increased joy in coming to work.

Global Leadership & Coaching</strong>: Flourishing under intense pressure at work, by Rachel Ellison, published by Routledge, 2019
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Global Leadership & Coaching: Flourishing under intense pressure at work

Rachel Ellison’s book brings fresh, original and applied research from leaders working in war zones, refugee camps and prisons, supermarkets, elite sport and intensive care. It features real case studies from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, Sudan, Somalia and the Central African Republic, to Honduras, the Czech Republic, the USA and the UK.
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Rachel Ellison - LinkedIn articles author

Panic and pandemic: Linked-In series on leadership during the Covid-19 crisis 2020.

Rachel Ellison receiving honorary doctorate

Honorary Doctorate, Middlesex University, July 2019

Delivering a key-note address on diversity, continued life long learning and connecting across difference, for greater professional and personal success.

The ‘how’ of how I coach

Rachel Ellison at Downing College, Cambridge University

Downing College, Cambridge University

A dynamic, interactive discussion about creating resilient leaders of high performing teams.

Rachel Ellison at Corpus Christi College, Oxford University

Corpus Christi College, Oxford University

Invited to speak on global leadership – dilemmas and choices in the field


ISPSO Harold Bridger Memorial Award 2018


Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transformation

Featured in Coaching at Work magazine: Coaching at Work, Vol 11, Issue 6 (PDF, 780 KB)


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