Credentials for you facts-lovers
MA in Applied Behavioral Science, Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) at Bastyr University in 2007; MFA in Poetry, University of Florida in 2002; BA in English, University of Washington; former Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC, state of WA) through 2016; Certified Systemic Constellations Facilitator; EFT practitioner; Enneagram teacher; Energy worker/Sound healer/Intuitive
Hey there, I’m Rachel Alexandria.
I have been living a life outside the “norm” since 2006 when Spirit came knocking at my door. After receiving many messages through signs and psychics, I began a journey to understand and integrate my calling as an energy healer and intuitive…which seemed to be at odds with getting my graduate degree as a psychotherapist.
As an only child, I spent a lot of time alone because my mom was a single parent who travelled for work. I was born with asthma and bad environmental allergies, which meant I had to learn to befriend my mind while learning to calm my breath. From age six and on, I learned to listen to my inner knowing and creative muse. I became a dancer, poet, singer, and artist, which combine with my deep calling to guide people to their inner power and leadership.
I used Spirit’s guidance to help me through the loss of my marriage and my business partnership in 2010, which lead me into deep personal growth and study of Zen principles. Seeing that my fear of conflict co-created those losses, I committed, Scarlett O’Hara-style, to never avoid conflict again.
Since then, I have worked with hundreds of clients as a therapist and now as a Leadership and Power Guide. Via Spirit’s guidance, I have innovated dozens of programs as an entrepreneur, including a video series combining tapping and the Enneagram, a series of guided meditations, a best-selling book about preparing for interpersonal conflict and a book of illustrations about how to work with consciousness.
Now, I bring ALL of my therapist skills, energy worker skills, and entrepreneurial skills to support my powerful, heart-centered clients as their secret weapon of high-octane SHIFT. I love bringing my embodied sense of knowing to others so they can discover their own and harness it toward greatness.
Where I thought there were obstacles
there were only illusions.
When my life fell apart, I had to learn how to deal with conflict.
Right as I was finishing graduate school, my business partnership imploded, and my marriage followed suit within a year. When I sat in the wreckage of all that, I asked myself what part of the cause was due to me. I found that, over and over, I had evaded dealing with difficult situations. I hid from hard conversations because I was scared. I didn’t know how to handle them without hurting the people I loved or screwing everything up.
After that discovery, I KNEW I didn’t want to make that mistake again. I threw myself into figuring out how to handle difficult communication. I committed to NEVER avoiding a hard topic again, and in the process, I ended up writing a book. I developed a method for preparing myself to talk about anything with anyone without freaking out or shutting down.
I can honestly say that THIS is the work, more than any other, that freed me up to lead powerful teams and stand up to deliver hard truths, with compassion, to anyone. When you are no longer worried about what others think about you AND you know you can gracefully handle any disagreement without losing yourself or your boundaries, you feel so much FREER to lead from your heart.
Great leaders don’t do it alone.
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” – William Shakespeare
I didn’t set out to become a leader or even a coach for leaders. In fact, when I got out of college, I had no clue what I wanted to be and no ambition to do anything other than make “enough” money and have fun with my friends.
After six months of just working a basic office job, I was bored and dissatisfied with my life in general. So I went to graduate school across the country, simply to reset my life and to learn about myself. When I finished, I fell into the same pattern, working an office job and trying to figure out why my heart felt so…empty.
When I sat myself down for a long meditation on my life purpose, I stopped running from what I was trying not to know–that I love making a big difference in the lives of people I respect. This began a long process of accepting support and truly allowing my heart to open and receive.
Over the next ten years, I learned so much about power and love, communication and listening, psychology and spirituality. I found myself being drawn to supporting my teachers and leaders, regardless of circumstance. I began to share stories of my own growth experiences and found that people were inspired and validated by it. Eventually I realized that I’d fallen in love with leadership, and love more than anything freeing other high-integrity leaders so they can help shape the world with their vision.
“I’ve worked with Rachel on a number of different levels and have been very impressed with her work. She is a good listener and incredibly intuitive and is able to use what she senses through many different tools and modalities to help create positive and lasting change. I would highly recommend her for anyone hoping to get to their next level.”
Morgan Oaks, D.C.