The first and most important person you must believe in is yourself.
Toni Sorenson

About Rachael

Rachael is an expert coach, mentor, teacher and First Aid for Mental Health instructor. Passionate about making a difference, Rachael combines expertise, insight and empathy to help people fulfil their potential for greater self-assurance and balance.

With a confident and tenacious approach, Rachael empowers the coachee to unlock new perspectives and find the freedom to put themselves first in their own lives.

Rachael is co-founder of Dragonfly: Impact Education, an organisation that champions wellbeing for young people and those who dedicate their lives to the next generation.

“I love the moment people realise they have their own answers.


From the day I discovered coaching, I was hooked. It’s empowering in its very philosophy and all you need to change your life.


I often hear my coachees say ‘I feel like me again’ and I know our work is done – they have the tools to thrive.”

About Coaching

Confidence Coaching:

Confidence is all about the way you think and feel. By challenging your limiting beliefs, you can find the key to enjoying the present and create the life you want.  Irrespective of what that is – a new relationship, a different job, to run a marathon – often confidence, or lack of it, is the main stumbling block. By offering new and refreshing perspectives, coaching can be life changing.

Wellbeing Coaching:

Coaching impacts people in all walks of life to help them improve their self-esteem; manage anxiety and depression; develop a work/life balance; improve interpersonal relationships; increase health and fitness and much more. Putting yourself first is harder than it sounds but essential to wellbeing. Identifying clearly what you want your life to be like sparks the motivation to achieve greater fulfilment. 

Youth Coaching:

The next generation have unprecedented opportunities but also an array of challenges in the modern world. At Dragonfly, it is a privilege to help young people find their own way. Coaching benefits wellbeing, academic progress and career prospects. We are committed to making support accessible and affordable for young people and their families. Discover more >

What Others Say

It has been fantastic to have Rachael make me look at my life and finally allow me to hold a mirror up to myself. She has given me confidence to work through my issues with a future perspective whereas in the past I have been too busy dealing with the past and getting nowhere! I feel that it has been such a positive step in my life and I wish I had known about life coaching before. I could have saved many years of going round in circles getting nowhere and in the process being unhappy!
Health Professional, Derby
I have found a new level of confidence and knowing I have Rachael in my corner challenging and provoking the right thoughts and actions really has changed my outlook dramatically. I am back to my old self with a renewed passion for all the challenge life has to offer. I have also got to say without Rachael’s support I would have been overwhelmed by the challenges that I have dealt with this year. I would recommend Dragonfly wholeheartedly to anyone looking for coaching services
Development Manager, Nottingham
I was encouraged to go and see Rachael as I had been suffering with anxiety, mild depression and work place stress. Before the first session I was skeptical, unsure of what to expect and concerned it might be seen as a weakness by others, and doubtful of what was achievable. Rachael is able to balance compassion and empathy and works by asking the right questions at the right time to explore issues which resonate. In a calm and professional manner, she helped me identify some of the reasons behind my negative and self-defeating thinking. Rachael helped me view aspects of my life from a different perspective enabling progress to be made in all areas of concern. I have learned a lot about my values and thought processes and am extremely grateful for the self-insight.
Company Director, Derby
Through our discussions, Rachael has enabled me to create strategies I am looking for as a working mum. I have a much better understanding of my perfectionist tendencies and Rachael has provided me with tools to help me better manage these tendencies. Our sessions have inspired me to make positive changes in my life which will support both my career and family aspirations and Rachael has helped me put some scope and timelines around those goals. I really can’t rate Rachael and our sessions highly enough. She is an awesome coach and has had a tremendous impact on me.
Sales Executive, Washington DC

What we offer

Coaching is a significant commitment in terms of both time and money, therefore it's important to get it right. Unlike more impermanent investments we make in ourselves, the right coaching will impact your life forever.

A courtesy phone consultation or chat in person is offered so that you have chance to decide if coaching is for you and if Rachael is the right coach.

Sessions can take place weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on your preference but, when opting for a package, dates must be selected when booking and payment should be made in full (or in two instalments by arrangement).

​Coaching is recognised as excellent personal development by employers, and we can provide evidence for professional development purposes. 

The Taster Package
The Taster Package
  • * 3 x 1 hr coaching sessions via phone or Zoom
  • * Personalised Coaching Tools


The Focused Package
The Focused Package
  • * 1 x 45-minute intake session via phone
  • * 5 x 30-minute focused coaching sessions via phone
  • * Personalised Coaching Tools


The Signature Package
The Signature Package
  • * 6 x 1 hr coaching sessions face-to-face/phone/Zoom
  • * Personalised Coaching Tools
  • * Progress review


The Ultimate Package
The Ultimate Package
  • * 6 x 1 hr coaching sessions face-to-face/phone/Zoom
  • * DISC personality profiling session including detailed report
  • * Additional session on ‘Values Elicitation’
  • * Mentoring advice and information
  • * Personalised Coaching Tools
  • * Progress review


Individual Sessions
Individual Sessions
  • * £75 per hour (face-to-face/phone/Zoom)
  • * £40 per half hour (focused coaching for return clients only via phone)