Hi there!

I’m Rachael, Director and founder of Pursuit & Development Ltd. I’m an experienced coach and facilitator. I work with leaders and businesses who are looking for:

  • Executive Coaching: confidential support to work through complex problems, focus on key priorities

  • Leadership Coaching: to delegate effectively, get the most out of their teams, manage multiple stakeholders and make good decisions

  • Promotion Readiness: to own the value they bring, to feel more confident and ready for the challenges ahead

  • Group Coaching: to bring different people together to coach each other for problem-solving, relationships and personal development

  • DISC Team Workshops: to have fun, understand each other better, to value differences and improve communication

  • Team Coaching: to work beyond silos and feel like a real team with less disruption

  • Team Away Day Facilitation: to come together, build better relationships and work together in new ways

My intention is to empower, encourage and support you in achieving great results for yourself, your team and your organisation.

All services are tailored to your needs. I work to a strict code of ethics and am fully insured.

I’m connected to many experienced, talented and brilliant coaches and can bring in other specialisms as necessary.

Who I work with

I work with leaders and teams from many different sectors. Clients have included: The University of Birmingham, National Express, Pomeroy, the Civil Service, charities and SMEs.

Professional Services

Working with professional services is a specialism of mine. This includes senior-level clients at the Big 4 & Mid-Tier accounting firms, global accounting networks, Financial Services companies, lawyers and barristers.

Coaching for women

In my private coaching practice, I specialise in career development for talented women who work in professional roles that demand a high standard of work and responsibility.

My Career Experience & Qualifications

My first experiences of coaching and facilitation started many years ago in my former career at PwC – an amazing training ground. I worked there for 15 years in HR & Senior Operations roles, leading many different teams and achieving two promotions.

Over the years, I gained a great combination of skills in leadership, people & talent management, strategy, performance and career development. But I loved coaching so much that I decided to formalise my learning experiences with a coaching Diploma (gaining a Distinction) and set up my own coaching practice back in 2017.

Since then, I’ve accredited as a DISC profile assessor and NLP Master Practitioner and gained certificates in Team Coaching and the Gestalt coaching approach. I’ve been a long-standing member of Toastmasters International (World Leaders in Communication and Leadership Development) for many years, where I honed my public speaking skills.

CPD & Learning

I love learning, whether it’s reading or listening to podcasts on coaching and self-development. I have regular coaching supervision and frequently attend CPD events to update my learning, knowledge and skills.

In 2017 I set up a local coaching group for professional coaches called ‘Coaching Central’ and it’s still going strong.

Why not get in touch?

If you want to know more about what I do, you’re welcome to book an informal introductory call with me – let’s chat online over a coffee!