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Difficult life events are meant to pave the way to amazing transformation
The Hero’s Journey
In true Joseph Campbell style, Rachel presents her own personal hero’s journey. She focuses on an extraordinary life-changing event. The audience will experience an intimate and vulnerable “forum like” conversation. She shares her story, describes what addiction and compulsive behaviors are and how underlying trauma is often at the root.
Understanding Compulsive Behaviors
Compulsive behaviors are not the problem but rather a symptom of the underlying issue. It is often evidence of an unmet physiological or psychological need desperately trying to be soothed. While the compulsive or addictive behavior generally starts by choice, it may become uncontrollable by the individual and can lead to destructive life events.
Finding Meaning and Purpose
Everyone has a purpose; without it, we lose our way and become demotivated and depressed. Studies have shown that when people are contributing and functioning in alignment with their higher purpose, they are likely to have a healthier outlook on life and be more resilient to stress and destructive compulsive behaviors. With a healthier balanced lifestyle, success and optimal performance will follow in all you do.
Rachel is involved in various business organizations and has a long-standing entrepreneurial and corporate background in different segments of the healthcare industry. Her career encompasses multiple facets of the healthcare arena including addiction treatment, managed care and other healthcare organizations. She co-founded and currently serves as the president for Healing Springs Ranch, an innovative 28-bed co-ed residential treatment facility for addiction, trauma and mental health, embodying all aspects of psychological and physiological recovery. Much of what she learned, in executive development, provides a strong foundation for teaching not only addiction recovery but the overall health and wellness of every individual.
Having gone through her own personal journey as a family member of a loved one who struggled with unresolved trauma, mental health, and addiction, Rachel’s personal mission now is to educate people, business leaders, students, and professionals to remove the stigma around addiction and compulsive behaviors (of which we all have) while encouraging the audience to find their own purpose through their skills and individual experiences. Rachel’s own life purpose has taken her on a successful speaking journey across the globe; becoming a sought-after international speaker with phenomenal feedback, to audiences of multi-continents including North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
Rachel is an active and contributing member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and she is a board member of the Travis Frederick's Blocking Out Hunger Foundation and Executive Board for the Corey Kluber Family Foundation among other philanthropic organizations. She has been interviewed and featured in various publications, such as Inc Magazine throughout her career, including but not limited to, Inc. 500, Plaid for Women, Stagen Leadership Academy member story, featured on the Coast to Coast Recovery radio broadcast and Coffee with Claire Podcast.
Rachel delivered her first TEDx talk in Andrews, South Carolina on "Why Addiction is Everyone's Disease."