AboutRachel Rose Alexandria
Hey there, I’m Rachel Alexandria.
I am a Leadership and Executive Coach.
Here is my career life story, in brief:
I earned my Masters in Applied Behavioral Science from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) at Baster University, which I followed by working as a licensed psychotherapist for eight years. I also have a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Florida, and a BA from the University of Washington. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC in Washington state). I am also a Certified Systemic Constellations Facilitator, an EFT practitioner, an Enneagram teacher, and an energy healer…a master of many things that begin with the letter E.
Read on for the more interesting parts of the story…the stuff that happened IN-BETWEEN these achievements…
When you fail, you’ll meet yourself.
When you know you’re meeting a friend,
that makes failure much less scary.
My close relationships crumbled.
A great friendship imploded, and my marriage followed suit within a year. When I went looking for what part I played in the trouble, I saw that I’d been holding my real feelings and needs back. I hadn’t been speaking up when things weren’t okay. I’d been stuffing my resentment, or even trying to “sort it out on my own.”
Working it out on my own didn’t work.
I suddenly realized that my attachment to being a Good Girl – the sort of woman who would never upset a friend or her husband – was toxic to my relationships. I read all I could get my hands on about this issue and went through some intensive personal healing around it. Now, I’m able to step confidently into situations of conflict, as well as express all my needs with great compassion…in any circumstance.
I absolutely love my work.
My philosophy is best described in the Ram Dass quote, “We are all just walking each other home.” My clients often comment on feeling safe with me. They appreciate that I don’t ever judge them or put myself “one above” them.
I figure that it’s taken a village to teach me what I know now; what I do is pass along this wisdom and the energy of loving kindness that has been gifted to me. It means more than I can say that I get to help wonderful people toward a deeper sense of themselves – to give them the gift of more presence, self-love, and belonging in the world.