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Rachel Ellison is a former BBC news correspondent and international project director. She created and led award winning teams in competitive, changing global markets. Rachel is an experienced live presenter. She broadcast to radio and television audiences of 185m people in 120 different countries.

Rachel was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for 'the promotion of human rights and the self-empowerment of women in Afghanistan'. Her team won BBC Team of the Year, acknowledging Rachel's coaching-style of leadership.

Rachel demonstrates the ability to achieve excellence in herself and develop it in others. She manages change positively and resiliently. She learns fast. As a coach and as a professional leader, Rachel offers breadth and depth of skill across different industry sectors, e.g. banking, electronics, retail FMCG, logistics, health, international diplomacy, government, elite high performance sport, education and the NGO sector. She is passionate about diversity, multi-culture and developing sustainable leadership.

Clients: Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Samsung, Diageo, Marks & Spencer, Boots Walgreen Alliance, Asda Wal-Mart, Sky, the Foreign Office, Department for International Trade (Brexit), HM Treasury, NHS, UK Sport, UNICEF, Teach First.

Specialist knowledge: Gender & race equality. Climate justice. BAME. Resilience & burn out. Self-coaching in crisis. Rachel has worked and coached across more than 40 different cultures, tribes, nations and organisational contexts. She understands changing, emerging or unstable economies, e.g. Afghanistan, Myanmar, Kenya, former Soviet Union. Expert in presence & impact, including public speaking coaching and Zoom interview technique.

Rachel is considered a thought leader and contributor to best practice in the coaching industry. She is a sought after public speaker and university lecturer.

Rachel has an MA in Mastery in Professional Executive Coaching, from i‑coach academy (Middlesex University, London, UK, 2009). The course is accredited by the EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council). BSc (Hons) Psychology/Italian from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Trained in Solution Focus BRIEF Therapy, Psychoanalytic Systems Coaching, Existential Coaching, Multiple Perspectives Thinking, CBC and Clean Language Coaching. Qualified as an internal coach with the BBC's award winning, ICF and EMCC accredited, Coach Foundation Course, before launching her own practice.

'Rachel Ellison creates a standard for others to aspire to.'

BBC/Ashridge Business School

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