Rachel Butler

Certified Leadership Coach and Facilitator

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Rachel brings together her background in organizational effectiveness, leadership development, and health and wellbeing toward the goal of creating truly human-centered, high performing teams and systems. Over nearly fifteen years, Rachel has worked with over 325 organizations in the Pacific Northwest in technology, healthcare, hospitality, not-for-profit, and small business. Her focus is on developing self awareness and systems awareness in leaders, facilitating learning among small groups, and building human-centered organizations. 

Rachel works using a collaborative approach to be sure engagements are rooted in an understanding of what is most likely to effect lasting change for the individual and the organization. This includes how the work will best align with an organization’s current and future goals as well as with the personal and professional development of leaders. She incorporates a variety of skills and leadership approaches to offer authentic, caring, and practical coaching and development services, tailored to meet the needs of the individual and organization. Her approach is strengths-based, outcomes-driven, and service-oriented. She is known for bringing practical, relevant learning that can be implemented right away (not a bunch of fluff and pointless icebreakers), her ability to create safe spaces to learn, and her sense of humor. 

Rachel holds a Masters in Organizational Systems with a specialization in Leadership in Organizational Development, is a Professional Co-Active Coach, a trained Executive Coach through Saybrook University, a ProSci Certified Change Management Practitioner, a Certified Centering Facilitator, and holds a B.S. in Nutrition (Dietetics) with a minor is Business. 

  • 14+ years leading leadership and team development, staff engagement, alignment, trainings, process improvement, and change management projects
  • MA Organizational Systems, specializing in Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute
  • Executive Coach, Saybrook University
  • ProSci Change Management Practitioner
  • My beautiful family, including 11+ years of marriage and two very spirited boys (ages 8 and 5)
  • Earning the trust of clients and gift of guiding others in their development, independently and within organizations
  • Rich, intentional lifelong friendships (ask me about my 7 “wifeys” some time!)
  • Commitment to my growth and development, which started in my teens and continues
  • Growth of a family business starting at age 12, starting with clearing land and cutting trees from our property, to building a log lodge, to creating the concept, opening our doors as a campground and espresso shop, and evolving the business model to a full restaurant, learning all roles for operation throughout my teens

Rachel is an executive and leadership coach, a leadership and organizational health consultant, a friend, sister, wife, and mother of two boys. Rachel is one of those unique leaders who is both powerhouse and presence. If you were to only read her resume, on paper she's impressive. But then you meet her and she blows you away with her kindness, her integrity, her humor, and her genuine care. 

Professionally, Rachel has worked with over 325 organizations in the Pacific Northwest in technology, healthcare, hospitality, not-for-profit, and small business. Her focus is on developing self awareness and systems awareness in leaders, facilitating learning among small groups, and building more human-centered organizations. She utilizes systems thinking and results oriented coaching along with her unique approach that combines humanistic psychology, applied behavioral science, neuroscience, mindfulness, somatic awareness, social and racial justice, and health in human systems to bring practical and high-impact tools and strategies to individuals and organizations. 

Rachel works using a collaborative approach to be sure engagements are rooted in an understanding of what is most likely to effect lasting change for the individual and the organization. This includes how the work will best align with an organization’s current and future goals as well as with the personal and professional development of leaders. She incorporates a variety of skills and leadership approaches to offer authentic, caring, and practical coaching and development services, tailored to meet the needs of the individual and organization. Her approach is strengths-based, outcomes-driven, and service-oriented. Rachel is known for bringing practical, relevant learning that can be implemented right away (not a bunch of fluff and pointless icebreakers), her ability to create safe spaces to learn, and her sense of humor. 

Rachel holds a Masters in Organizational Systems with a specialization in Leadership in Organizational Development, is a Professional Co-Active Coach, a trained Executive Coach through Saybrook University, a ProSci Certified Change Management Practitioner, a Certified Centering Facilitator, and holds a B.S. in Nutrition.

Rachel lives with her husband, Matt, and sons, Sullivan and Cary, in Seattle, Washington. In her spare time you can find her out on adventures in the great PNW, reading a book on her patio, or riding her ebike around town singing a little too loudly with her boys.

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Rachel grew up in rural Alaska, located by the Matanuska Glacier at the closest point between the Chugach and Talkeetna mountain ranges, where she attended a K-12 school called Glacier View that had 65 kids total!