“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
ACC-Credentialed Coach (ICF)
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