I'm committed to creating environments where people and organizations thrive.

 

I provide Leadership & Organization Development and Coaching to small businesses, startups, and teams experiencing rapid change. Together, we work to understand the needs of your organization and customize learning and development experiences to solve your business challenges. I'm known for bringing practical, relevant learning that can be implemented right away (not a bunch of fluff and pointless icebreakers), my ability to create safe spaces to learn, and my sense of humor.

I've worked with over 325 organizations in technology, small business, public sector, hospitality, and not-for-profit and hold a Masters in Organizational Systems with a specialization in Leadership in Organizational Development. I am a Professional Co-Active Coach, a trained Executive Coach through Saybrook University, a ProSci Certified Change Management Practitioner, a Certified Centering Facilitator, and earned my B.S. in Nutrition with a Minor in Business.

I live with my husband, Matt, and sons, Sullivan and Cary, in Seattle, Washington. In my spare time you can find me out on adventures in the great Pacific Northwest, reading a book on my deck, or riding my ebike around town whooping and singing a little too loudly with my boys.

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HELLO, I'M RACHEL BUTLER

MY APPROACH

Impact, Focus Areas, Methods, Results

BIG PICTURE IMPACT

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Mark Jones, PhD, Sunyata Group

My work with leaders and organizations emphasizes creating extraordinary results through development of self, team health, and structures. Leaders set the tone in any team or organization, and that starts with the work we do on the inside and then reflect to those around us. We create extraordinary results when we establish leadership norms that support high performing individuals and teams. These environments allow people to be Productive -- efficient (minimizing wasted efforts and resource) and effective (working on the "right" things) -- as well as to continually Innovate by staying creative, fostering the diverse points of view and sense of belonging that allow for the best ideas to be generated through tension, and living the norms that allow us to stay flexible yet focused through the change constant in organizational life. 

FOCUS AREAS

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Develop skills for effective leadership such as self-awareness, understanding impact, giving/receiving feedback, healthy conflict, communication, coaching, empathy, time management & more

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Enable high performing teams through effective decision-making, predictable patterns of communication, inclusion, opportunities to influence, and interdependence.

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Understand common patterns in organizations and act on the areas most likely to create the culture, engagement, efficiency, and effectiveness you want for your organization.

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Build capacity to lead change by understanding human responses to change as well as tools to effectively align people, sponsor initiatives, and ensure the right results.

METHODS

I work closely with clients using an action research framework. The process needn't be overbuilt or drawn out, but ensures we treat root challenges and get the right results.

 

First, I aim to Design the relationship and understand your company's unique culture, what's working, and where your pain points are.

We will Assess your strengths and challenges by collecting data (through conversations, surveys, etc) to make sure we are designing the right outcomes.

 

Next, we Review what we've learned, I make recommendations and Adjust the Design based on your feedback, and collaborate to implement 

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solutions in the Act phase. 

My work is implemented through Facilitation, Individual and Group Coaching, Executive Team Development, Manager Development, and Training.

Along the way, we measure progress and revisit what's working and what we'd like to tweak so we stay on track and make the impact you want.

RESULTS

Engagement

Trust

Alignment

Clarity

Productivity

Team health

Executive Team

Cohesion

Communication

Cross-team work

Scaleability

Psychological safety

Feedback

Healthy conflict

Inclusion

Innovation

Turnover

Missed deadlines

Conflict (non- productive)

Siloing

In-fighting

Complaining

WORK WITH ME

The first step is a call or meeting so we can discuss your goals and see if working together is a good fit. You can schedule an initial 30 minute call with me using my easy online scheduling tool.