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About Me

“Rachel is an empathic and intuitive listener who empowered me to navigate a new leadership role. She quickly assessed my attributes and enabled me to confidently lean into my strengths to overcome the adversity of a new position. Rachel allowed me to organize and prioritize my focus, and create an

efficient plan of action to meet the demands of my position. I left each coaching session with a clear
vision of next steps that will allow me to grow as an educational leader. I really appreciate Rachel’s
guidance and highly recommend working with her!”

NICK, Educational Leader

With over 20 years of experience in psychology and leadership, I am passionate about helping leaders and organizations maximize their well-being and performance.

I specialize in helping leaders deepen their self-awareness, strengthen their emotional intelligence, and navigate complex organizational and interpersonal dynamics.


As a psychologist and ICF-certified coach, I leverage my knowledge of the science of well-being, evidence-based coaching models, and my expertise in cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based approaches in my coaching and consulting.


My leadership and coaching skills are also informed by my experience as an Army officer, where I led soldiers in demanding environments through periods of uncertainty and volatility.


As a facilitator and TEDx speaker, I share my insights and stories on leadership, mental health, well-being, and resilience. 

Rachel Wernicke, PhD, ACC
Licensed Psychologist
ACC-Credentialed Coach (ICF)

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  • B.A., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

  • M.A. and Ph.D., Psychology, American University

  • Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

  • Licensure in Clinical Psychology, Virginia, #0810003494

  • Credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation

  • Certified in the Polarity Approach to Continuity and Transformation (PACT) through Polarity Partnerships 

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