"REFLECT - ACT - EXCEL"
A personal and professional coach as well as an organization consultant
specializing in training and development, Rachel Karu brings you more
than 17 years of professional and personal development experience. With
primary expertise in coaching and training people in the areas of
intra/interpersonal skills, she provides an excellent foundation for
you and/or your organization in various areas including: career
management, communication and listening skills, team effectiveness,
life balance, values clarification, communicating boundaries,
providing/receiving feedback, setting expectations, and corporate
Prior to launching her consulting practice, Ms. Karu served as Manager
of Training and Organization Development as well as Human Resources
Manager specializing in Training and Development at both the corporate
and regional levels. Clients include Raytheon, Filenet, The California
Endowment, Braille Institute, Autoland, ATT Wireless, Warner Brothers,
Mattel, EMI Music Distribution, U.S. Trust, Easton Sports, Inc., Cal
Poly Pomona University, and United States Navy.
Ms. Karu earned both her Master of Science in Counseling for Business,
Industry and Government and a Bachelor of Science in Business with a
specialization in Human Resources from California State University,
Northridge. She achieved her Coaching Credential through the
International Coaching Federation. She has received post-graduate
training from the Coaches Training Institute and the College of
Executive Coaching. She possesses certifications from Development
Dimensions International as a Facilitator in Targeted Selection and
Interaction Management (systematic hiring process and leadership
development), Lominger Inc. in Competency Implementation,
Franklin-Covey – What Matter’s Most (Time Management), Lee Hecht
Harrison as an Outplacement Facilitator, and the Personal Strengths
Publishing’s Strength Deployment Inventory as a Facilitator
(Communication Style Assessment Tool).
core brand is to help leaders, managers and individuals
develop and communicate a compelling vision to influence, lead, change,
motivate and delegate effectively to build high performance teams. She
teaches audiences to unleash their potential by living life to its
fullest. Attendees will learn to connect to others and to themselves.
She is the ultimate professional and can inspire audiences to be the
best they can be in their personal and professional lives.
OTHERS THROUGH CHANGE:
how to navigate through change by building your personal
resilience. Explore how to manage your emotions, determine what you can
and cannot control and influence, how to take care of yourself, and
assist others during change.
CAREER MARKETING PLAN:
a business-marketing model to give your career greater focus and
direction. Gain clarity on your positioning statement, professional
brand, and your personal competencies.
‘EM TO RETAIN ‘EM:
proves that organizations need energized and productive
employees in order to succeed in our "do more with less" culture. How
engaged is your workforce? Learn winning strategies for organizations
to drive engagement and retain top talent.
PERFORMER — A PERSONAL JOURNEY TO FULFILLMENT:
to Rachel share her journey about reconnecting to her true
passion – singing and performing. Rachel’s message will inspire you to
look within, own your personal power and be courageous. Rachel shares
her talent by singing during the session.
ENJOY WORK AND HAVE A LIFE!:
this reflective and action packed session, participants
reconnect to what is important to them and assess how much work-life
balance they are experiencing. They learn strategies for experiencing a
more fulfilling and successful life.
FOR SUCCESS —
LEARN KEY STRATEGIES THAT GET BOTTOM LINE RESULTS:
this interactive and engaging session, Rachel works with
participants on two levels: 1) To assess their strengths and
development areas as coaches 2) To determine how to improve the
coaching skill levels of managers within their organizations.
To everything she does, Rachel brings authenticity, discovery and her
whole self. She inspires the same in her clients, students and
audiences-- not just for the day, but for the tomorrows ahead.”
Kathie Nirschl; Vice President, Human Resources; Aquarium of the Pacific
Rachel presents on “Coaching Skills” for the line manager who wants to
develop his staff in an effective and motivational way. She is HIGH
energy, strong out-going personality, engaging, AND she knows her
subject well. … My members were able to readily identify several
specific actions that each of them could implement the next day in
terms of coaching and training their staffs. You will be fully pleased
when Rachel presents to your groups.”
Hayden Claisse, Chair; Vistage International, Inc.
Sales Team saw tremendous value in Rachel Karu's "Trusted Advisor"
session. The presentation was creative and interactive. Rachel
effectively communicated several new ideas and tactics that can be
utilized on a daily basis to improve personal and business
Michael Sabourian, President; CorpInfo Services
is amazing! In one short session, she transformed a group of high
powered entertainment executives. Through a few fun and introspective
exercises and discussion groups, we began to see the individual paths
we needed to take. There was a shift that occurred in all of us, as we
realized that it was possible to live differently. I would recommend
Rachel to anyone who is looking for a more balanced and rewarding life."
Lauren Sands; Producer
presentation on Work/Life Balance, particularly The Balance Wheel,
helped the participants recognize those areas of their lives that were
not in balance with their values. One participant said: “I have certain
career aspirations and personal goals that are not being fulfilled and
participating in this seminar helped me focus on what I need to do to
make them happen.” Rachel made it a point to include all members of the
group in the discussion and facilitated the exploration of those areas
that could be enhanced. Rachel’s presentation style was lively and
entertaining and encouraged all to participate—even those who started
out by being shy and retiring. She created a safe environment in which
to do some inner work."
Lorene Sarne; Senior Analyst, GAO/Acquisition Sourcing Management