About Rachel

Enneagram coach and workshop facilitator

Rachel is a New Zealand based Enneagram coach and workshop facilitator who has studied the Enneagram for over 10 years. She trained with renowned Enneagram coach Helen Palmer at the Narrative Enneagram Certification Program in San Francisco.

Rachel completed her ICF accredited coach training through Coach Masters Academy, a coach training programme focused on transformative coaching for sustainable change.

She holds an honours degree in Civil Engineering (BE Hons) and worked as an engineer in New Zealand and overseas. She now brings this extensive knowledge of systems and problem solving, and her practical corporate experience, into the coaching sphere in her work with individuals, leaders and teams. 

On top of this, Rachel is a wife and Mum to three kids. One of her kids has Autism, ADHD, and a significant range of other severe and complex issues, meaning Rachel has faced her fair share of struggle and challenge over the last 10 years. She brings what she’s learnt from this season to her coaching practice; empathy, compassion, and an intimate understanding of how to embrace life in the midst of struggle.

Rachel’s diverse range of experience, and comprehensive understanding of the Enneagram, gives her the tools to facilitate change and transformation for individuals, leaders and teams.

 She is passionate about the Enneagram as a tool for change, and uses her depth of knowledge and insight to guide her clients towards a greater level of self-awareness and self-mastery, helping them discover the depth of who they are and what they have to bring to the world.

She coaches in a one-on-one setting, both in person and over Zoom, as well as via custom team workshops and presentations.

She is based in Auckland, New Zealand, presenting workshops in Auckland as well as around New Zealand. 

Why Enneagram?

The Enneagram is a powerful psychological personality profiling system that brings transformative change to individuals, leaders and teams. Working with the Enneagram increases self-awareness, enhances leadership skills, improves team dynamics and collaboration, and provides a pathway for creating sustainable change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why consider coaching?

To become your best self, you need to know yourself; why you do the things that you do, what are your strengths, what are your drivers, what’s going on beneath the surface of your personality? Self-awareness is the key to growth, change and transformation. Enneagram coaching can help get you there. It provides a fast-track way for growth and development, bringing into laser-sharp focus the key development areas unique to you.

Exploring the strengths, challenges, and blindspots of your personality opens the way to increased self-awareness, higher emotional intelligence, effective communication, sharpened leadership skills, and your ability to understand and relate to others better.

It’s the way forward to becoming your very best self.

How many coaching sessions do i need?

A one-off introductory session is a great way to get an understanding of your type; the strengths, challenges and common blindspots specific to you.

Subsequent sessions are tailored specifically to you, and enable you to focus in on key areas that require more attention to shift your existing patterns.

I recommend a series of four sessions as a great starting point, to gain a deep grasp of your Enneagram type and how that plays out for you.

How does team coaching work?

Enneagram team coaching is a powerful and effective way to build stronger teams, increase collaboration, and empower individuals to increased levels of self-mastery, enhanced leadership skills, and improved team dynamics. It’s the best way to invest in your team. 

In a team coaching session, we discuss the strengths and challenges of each of the types in the team, looking into how they interact and communicate, and what are their key contributions that they bring to the team. A team session enables each individual to dig into a deeper level of understanding themselves and each other, building powerful, effective teams.

Invest in your team now! 

What is a typing interview?

A typing interview comprises a one-hour session, where I will ask you a wide range of questions about your personality, how you respond in various circumstances, and how you relate to others.

At the end of the session I will talk through an overview of your type, outlining your specific strengths and gifts, plus the common blindspots and challenges. I’ll give you tips for development and suggestions for growth.

A follow-up coaching session, where we take a deeper dive into your type, is a great way to consolidate your learning and provide you with a more detailed picture of your type, and further development areas to address.

Can't I just do an online Enneagram test?

Free online Enneagram tests are a great place to start, but often don’t nail your type for you. The most well-regarded online tests are only 70% accurate at best. A one-on-one typing interview is the most effective way to get a personalised picture of your Enneagram type; something that an Enneagram test cannot deliver.

It’s essential to know your true type. It’s only when you do that the Enneagram comes into its own as a profound tool, providing a specific road map for uncovering your strengths, challenges and areas of development.

Enneagram for leaders

The most effective leaders lead from a place of authenticity and genuine self-awareness, accessing inner-strength, integrity and groundedness.

The Enneagram offers a road map to uncovering your natural leadership style, and brings into laser-sharp focus the key leadership development areas specific to you. Enneagram coaching provides a clear pathway to unlock tools and skills to become the best leader you can be.

Workplace Wellbeing for teams

Healthy and high-performing teams depend largely on people understanding themselves and each other well. When this happens, both individuals and teams thrive. The Enneagram provides the tools, language and framework to get you there. 

I conduct individual and team coaching sessions in the workplace, and offer custom workshops and trainings. I’d love to work with you to improve your team’s workplace wellbeing – to enhance communication skills, increase self-awareness, and develop the ability to lead well, and work well together.

Uncover your best self

Enneagram coaching is a fast-track way to take your professional, leadership, and self-development journey to the next level. Bring laser-sharp focus to the key development areas unique to you. The Enneagram offers a specific roadmap to becoming your best self, increasing your self-awareness, emotional intelligence, communication skills, leadership skills, and ability to understand and relate to others.

It’s a tool that takes you to the depth of who you are, to access the strengths, talents and gifts that are yours to offer. Simply put, it helps you bring your best self to the world.

Uncover your best self

Enneagram coaching is a fast-track way to take your professional, leadership, and self-development journey to the next level. Bring laser-sharp focus to the key development areas unique to you. The Enneagram offers a specific roadmap to becoming your best self, increasing your self-awareness, emotional intelligence, communication skills, leadership skills, and ability to understand and relate to others.

It’s a tool that takes you to the depth of who you are, to access the strengths, talents and gifts that are yours to offer. Simply put, it helps you bring your best self to the world.

I Also Run Enneagram Workshops

I run a range of workshops, from Introductory sessions through to day long intensives. I also create custom workshops for your team or group. I’d love you to join me!

what people are saying about the Enneagram 

Rachel is wise and knowledgeable - it's like she was born to coach the Enneagram, and her passion for using a great tool to get a job done well is contagious. 

She is always generous in sharing her knowledge and passion for increased wholeness - its a joy to work with her.

Petra Bagust

TV Presenter

Enneagram is the best personal growth and leadership development tool I know. It seemed to understand me better than I understand myself.  It made me laugh at my foibles, helped me appreciate my strengths, offered me insights into who I am at my best, named my ‘shadows’ and above all gave me ‘tools of hope’  to flourish more fully as a person and as a leader.

Chris Clarke

Former World Vision CEO

I've been exploring the Enneagram for many years, through podcasts, books and conversations. But working with Rachel has moved my journey forwards in ways I never could have done by myself. She has a unique ability to simplify and translate the complex ideas buried within the Enneagram making them both comprehensible and practical.  

Shirley Pastiroff

Counsellor & Mindfulness Coach