Dr Rachel Ellison MBE

Former BBC broadcaster, now Executive Leadership Coach working internationally and inter-culturally with leaders in more than 40 different countries around the world

Dr Rachel Ellison MBE is a former BBC news reporter, now Executive Leadership Coach. She works with C-suite leaders in more than 40 different countries, cultures and organisational systems.

She was awarded an MBE 'for the promotion of human rights and the self-empowerment of women in Afghanistan'. Her team was named BBC Team of the Year.

From banking to retail, elite high performance sport to prisons, the NHS and international NGOs, Rachel specializes in helping leaders navigate fast moving, changing and unpredictable environments with integrity and confidence. E.g. Afghanistan, China, Indonesia, Somalia, Syria, the DRC, Honduras, Myanmar and the UK. Rachel is currently coaching women leaders preparing teams for the Winter Olympics in Beijing 2022.

Rachel is an accomplished and energising public speaker. Recent speaking engagements include Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Oxford Brookes University, Birkbeck University London, Middlesex University. Linklaters law firm. 30% club.

She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2019 on the publication of her book:

Global Leadership & Coaching: Flourishing under intense pressure at work [Routledge].

Volunteering in Pandemic:

Rachel coaches NHS staff working on Covid wards. She is a 'return-to-work coach' for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Rachel started a neighborhood Food Bank hub supplying fresh fruit & vegetables, children's books, homework materials and clothing to vulnerable individuals and families during the Pandemic.

BSc (Hons) Psychology. MA Mastering in Professional Executive Coaching. Honorary Doctorate 2019.

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