As soon as I first contacted The HR Dept I knew it was for me – it just felt right. Every day has been fantastic"
Ian Pilbeam – Edinburgh and The Lothians


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Rachel Woods

Rachel started coaching in 2011 after many years working at director level in high growth IT and Healthcare companies, including as mentor in residence for an investment incubator where her role was to accelerate their listing on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

After a period as Operations Director for an American Toxicology company, Rachel wanted to improve her leadership skills and did an ILM level 5 in coaching and mentoring.  After 3 years as a high growth business coach Rachel joined ActionCOACH, the world’s number one coaching company as a business coach and mentor for the franchise partners.

As a coach, Rachel believes in making clients more resilient and more resourceful.  This means that the coaching relationship is one where the client is consistently moving forward towards their goals and becomes increasingly more confident and able to cope with any challenge.

For The HR Dept, Rachel works with our new licensees when they first join the network, delivering a business planning session within the licensee induction program, followed by 6 months of mentoring to help new licensees develop a business mindset and maintain a focus on early key activities.