Who We Are

Rachel Shafran, Founder of Global Leadership Coaches, is a business transformation consultant and coach with extensive experience working in Fortune 500 companies, including Intel, Nike, AT&T, Lucent, Johnson & Johnson, and Avon. Rachel founded the company believing that good global coaching can unleash the potential of leaders and help them achieve meaningful, important objectives for themselves and their companies.

Rachel is currently a Senior Organizational Development Manager at Intel. She is a coach and facilitator with extensive experience in Leadership Development, Change Management and Organization Effectiveness. Rachel has worked in a diverse range of industries including Consumer Product, Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical and Non-Profit.

With significant experience in international business and with a deep curiosity for different cultures, Rachel has studied many languages, including Arabic, Hindi, Hebrew and Spanish, and she has lived and worked in France and Israel. She comes from a multicultural family with relatives in Australia, Cyprus, Egypt, India, Ireland and Ukraine. She enjoys hiking in tropical jungles, Salsa and Indian-Bollywood dancing, and wine tasting. Rachel and her daughter live in Portland, Oregon.

Qualifications & Achievements
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D), Organizational Leadership, Pepperdine University,
         School of Education & Psychology(expected 2016)
  • M.A. from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University
  • B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Brandeis University
  • Master's Level Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University
  • Certified Global Professional in Human Resources
  • Accredited as a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Women's Center for Leadership

Papers and Presentations

"Anchors of Change"

Organizational Change Panel
Columbia Business School, New York City, April 2011
Rachel Shafran, Presenter

Purpose: To bring together a panel of selected change management practitioners from corporations and non-profit organizations to share best practices with MBA students in the field of Organizational Change

"The Art of Storytelling: How to Tell a Compelling Message About Your Change Initiative Through Creative Inspiration"

Prosci Global Conference
Rachel Shafran, Key Presenter

Summary: What happens when you use the age-old art of narration and storytelling to deliver key messages? Human beings have been communicating with each other through storytelling since the time we lived in caves and sat around exchanging tales beside campfires. Why tell stories? Storytelling is a powerful way to influence the emotions, thoughts and feelings of individuals and organizations confronted with significant change. This session will equip you with the tips and techniques to develop persuasive stories around your change. Come find out what Nike is doing to get to the "heart" of change through the art of storytelling.

"Moving Beyond Competency"

Based Models for HR Leadership Development & Improved Gender Representation in HR Executive Roles
Global HR Management Symposium
August 2013