My name is Rachael, and I've worked in education and youth empowerment services for over a decade. I hold a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia, and am an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation. I have professional training and experience working with neurodivergent youth, as well as lived experience with disability and neurodevelopmental disorders. My coaching specialization is in working with teens and families with ADHD, with an additional focus of supporting girls, women, and 2e youth. 

I respect the challenges faced by young people, by families, and by girls & women with ADHD, and believe that harnessing the inherent inventiveness & creativity of ADHD is the foundation for growth. It's an honor to be part of the journey with people, and to witness and celebrate their effort and successes along the way.

I grew up in the Canadian Pacific Northwest, traveled and moved around a whole lot after university, and then immigrated to the USA with my family to settle in Eugene, Oregon, in 2012. I like chickens, playing Irish folk music, and cracking eye-wateringly bad jokes.

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Statement of Ethics

  • I commit to maintaining a high standard of ethical behavior in all parts of my coaching. I will do my utmost to treat all individuals with dignity and respect, and without discrimination against any aspect of identity, including race, culture, socio-economic status, gender, sexuality, body, and age.
  • I will be mindful of my own identity and how it shapes my experience, and will take accountability for the impact of my words and actions. I will endeavor to uncover and unlearn my biases when I find them, reflect on and learn from my mistakes, and seek out appropriate education that supports my learning.
  • I will continue to educate myself and seek out professional development to expand my knowledge and abilities, and to find mentorship and guidance as I am able to better ensure my ethical conduct. I will accurately represent my training, and will be clear with potential clients about the services I am able to provide.
  • Prior to the start of coaching, I will ensure that a clear coaching agreement is in place, and will honor this agreement. If at any time a client wishes to stop working with me, I will immediately respect their decision and end the coaching as per the details of that agreement. If I believe I am no longer providing valuable support, or if a client's needs exceed the bounds of my ability and knowledge, I will recommend other professionals and resources that can provide support. When necessary, I will act in the best interest of the client and end the coaching relationship.
  • I will be mindful of any potential conflicts of interest that may arise, and will disclose any conflict as soon as I become aware. I will offer to remove myself whenever such a situation arises, and will remove myself if I feel it best serves the client.
  • I will maintain the highest levels of confidentiality with client information unless release of that information is required by law. I will maintain, store and dispose of any records, including electronic files and communications, created during my professional interactions in a manner that promotes confidentiality, security and privacy and complies with any applicable laws and agreements. 
  • Please note: Under Oregon law, I am required to make a report if a minor discloses any of the following: intention to harm self in a life-threatening manner, intention to harm another, known or suspected physical or sexual abuse or neglect.