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Do you want to get crystal clear on what you really want from life and your career?

How would it feel to be more aligned with your purpose?

Are you ready to thrive, wherever you are?

It’s a time for a fresh start.

You’re ready for MORE.

More clarity, more balance, more purpose, more fulfillment.

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I’m Rachel Sakhi,

Transformation Coach for International Women

I work with ambitious, brave women who have made a different country their home or have recently left a corporate career to pursue a different path, so that they can rediscover themselves, re-establish their independence and create a purposeful, happy life wherever they choose to be.

My goal is to help you really tap into your potential and live the most amazing life possible.

My clients come from a variety of countries, cultures and backgrounds - women transitioning into a new career at home or abroad, expats and mums moving or already living overseas with a partner for work, millennials working as digital nomads, wanderlusters seeking different experiences.  

What do they all have in common?

The desire to step into their next, exciting stage with confidence and clarity as the most empowered version of themselves.

As a coach

I’m here as your motivator, accountability partner and biggest supporter. I will empower you to reach your goals and become the best version of yourself to really thrive throughout this huge transition. I want to help you let go of fear, worry, self-doubt and become the calm, confident, fulfilled woman you want to be. I’m here to help you create your own success story and step into it fully. 

Working with me means 

  • you’re ready and willing to make massive shifts in your current situation to step into a purposeful and fulfilling life

  • accountability, support, tools and techniques to help you get where you want to be

  • a journey of inner work to create lasting change

The work I do is intentional and powerful.

When you work with me, be prepared for your mindset and perspective to change.

What vision do you have for yourself?

It’s time to step into it.

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My journey to a purposeful life

Being a high-achieving go-getter, I have always put a lot of pressure on myself to do well. After graduating from university, pressure to do things the ‘right’ way took over and I ended up in a corporate job that could have been my whole future. I thought this would make me happy but I just couldn’t shake the desire to move abroad and travel. Going into a great job straight after graduating is wonderful, but I had itchy feet and a restlessness I couldn’t ignore. I knew that I wanted something different. So I made the decision to leave and took off for an exciting job in South Korea. Moving from a high pressured corporate environment to teaching was like a breath of fresh air - I loved that I’d found a job where I was helping people prepare for their future and I could live my dream of working around the world. I later moved to Spain where I worked for myself and had the freedom to move around the world to work on exciting, short term projects teaching and coaching university students and employees of all levels. I spent time in different countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Every experience was a huge learning curve and amazing in its own way.

But along with the excitement of living abroad, stress, overwhelm and self doubt started to creep in.

Am I good enough? Smart enough? Nice enough?

Is this what I really want?

Should I go back to a corporate job back home and settle down?

I typically thrived for the first few months after moving or starting a new job, only to later feel let down by everyday frustrations, cultural misunderstandings and lack of real friends. Living in different places, navigating cross-cultural relationships, friendships always coming and going, and constantly getting used to new ways of working all started to take their toll. I loved the expat life but I had many moments where I felt like I just didn’t fit in and wasn’t doing what I truly wanted.

I made choices that I thought were right at the time but they ended up making me feel miserable. I caved into the pressures of society by working in the corporate world not once but twice, even though it wasn’t for me. I went through periods of massive self-doubt, crippling anxiety and zero confidence. I often felt stuck and unable to make decisions.   

I was too attached to jobs, money, stability, and living how I thought I should instead of how I truly wanted. Some challenging personal circumstances led me to question everything I believed to be true about myself. What am I doing? What do I REALLY want to do? Something was missing. I was determined to get to know myself on a deeper level and find my purpose. I decided to make self development a priority, which set me on a path to finding my passions, purpose and fulfillment as a brave, independent woman abroad.

This was the beginning of a massive transformational self development journey which lit a fire in me to put myself out there, be who I really wanted to be and do what made me feel truly happy and fulfilled. I read a lot of self development books and applied what I learned, connected with like minded people, became a Reiki practitioner and went on a life changing retreat in Thailand.

I decided to prioritise ME and got in touch with what I wanted to share with the world.

I learned new skills and how to set up an online business. I turned a hobby into a side business. I worked with a Life Coach and experienced massive breakthroughs which led to personal growth beyond anything I’d ever imagined. I became a qualified Life Coach through the Beautiful You Coaching Academy. I found my purpose and discovered real happiness. I became the calm, confident, fulfilled person I always wanted to be.

I discovered I can create a happy, balanced life on my own terms, wherever I choose to be.

And now it’s your turn.

With my 12 years of corporate and teaching experience, knowledge of career change, online business, life abroad and self development combined with effective and transformational coaching skills, I’m here to help you create a life of purpose and fulfillment beyond anything you’ve ever imagined.

Would you like to know more about my story?

I was recently featured in the amazing She Hit Refresh blog, where I share my full story of escaping the corporate world and living a thriving life abroad.

Here’s how I can help you 

It’s time to take action on the vision you have for your life. No more putting it off or making excuses. No more confusion or worry about what you ‘should’ be doing. No more feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed about what’s next. It’s time to re-establish yourself.  It’s time to prioritise you.

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I know what it’s like to navigate all the tricky situations that come with living away from home, changing career and starting an online business.

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I know what it’s like to feel stuck in a job you hate because you feel it’s the right thing to do.

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I know what it’s like to leave a job, family and friends to move abroad.

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I know what it’s like to start afresh in a new environment, completely out of your comfort zone.

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I know what it’s like to feel as if you’ve lost part of your old identity when moving abroad.

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I know what it’s like to feel like there’s MORE out there for you.

I believe 

  • in quitting the job if it’s not making you feel happy and fulfilled

  • living in a different country is the most valuable and eye-opening experience in life

  • everything is temporary and anything that doesn’t feel right can and should be changed

  • it’s never too late to reinvent yourself and make a new start

  • stepping out of our comfort zone leads to the biggest growth and a more fulfilled life

  • real empowerment is in every decision you make for yourself

That’s why I support women like you to allow space to grow and really take the time to get reacquainted with yourself after a big life transition. I would love to support you on this journey to find the path that is right for you.

Client Love

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Working with Rachel was amazing! I had just moved countries and was anxious to find more clarity around my career and next steps. I felt I needed to make some bolder moves but was overwhelmed with which direction to take.

Rachel has the perfect mix of professionalism and approachability. I’ve gained massive clarity on where I now want to focus my efforts and energy. I went from feeling stuck and indecisively contemplating various options to having a strong focus in my new found career direction, which resulted in more peace of mind and increased self-confidence.

Rachel is a true professional coach who really cares about her clients. She creates a safe environment and her supportive guidance coupled with the flow of the sessions will empower you to get closer to what you want to achieve in life! I highly recommend working with Rachel if you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and you want to find clarity and focus. Working with Rachel has been truly powerful.
— Sissi R, Vietnam


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