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. Meanwhile, my business stagnated. 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.” I stifled my big ideas and judged myself for being “unreasonable” in my dreams for my life.
Working it out on my own didn’t work.
I 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. It was also killing me as an entrepreneur because I was limiting my power! 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 lead with equanimity and delight in healthy expressions of power.
I absolutely love my work.
My philosophy is best described in the Ram Dass quote, “We are all just walking each other home.” I teach what has opened up my own heart and grounded my own power. My favorite thing is helping people change what they believe about the world and themselves, so that their BELIEFS fuel them to get what they want (recognition, clients, money, love, respect, etc)! This is the most powerful thing I’ve ever learned to do, because from a state of truly believing in your ability, everything is now possible. You can’t SEE or RECEIVE what you don’t BELIEVE.