Supporting women through periods of stress & change


A clear, calm, confident you

Life is precious, let’s not waste it

How do you feel about yours?

You want to change your path but you don’t know how?

You need some intervention but you don’t know where to start?

You’re tired of living every day as Groundhog day?

You’re disillusioned with life in general?

Answer yes to any of these? I can help.


Imagine standing on an exposed clifftop. You’re lonely. Your footing feels unstable. Down below you are people. Happy, carefree, having fun. It’s sunny where they are. You want to join them. You want to be happy and carefree. But you have no idea how to get there. You can’t see a way. You need a path. A guide. Someone to show you the steps to contentment.

If I tapped you on the shoulder, handed you a vino, and said

I can help you get there.

You’d follow me, wouldn’t you?


“My experience with Rachel’s work around values-based coaching has been exceptional. Highly recommended” 

Bronwyn, Social Entrepreneur


Three simple steps towards living your best life

Dr Rachel McInnes

Let’s talk about you on one of my infamous chemistry sessions (don’t panic, it’s nothing like dreaded chemistry at school!) Let’s see if we’re a good fit.

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The KAN PLAN or 1-on-1 coaching? Face-to-face or online? Together we will decide the right path for you and take away the pain of the unknown.

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You’re there. Off that unstable, lonely clifftop and there, in the sun. Happy. One of them. You don’t have to struggle alone anymore.




Rachel is a professional, with empathy and kindness in bucket loads, but will also tell it like it is. She is one of the most well-educated people I know, and well-travelled too, and has lived a life worth listening to! Her values-based coaching is spot-on and hugely worthwhile; I highly recommend you work with Dr Rachel if you can. You won’t regret it!

Sarah White


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Hi I’m Rachel.

I’m a life-transition coach for women.

I take a values grounded approach.

Values can be described as ‘the things that sustain you, when all else falls away’. Pretty powerful, don’t you think?

And the moment you define exactly what your values are, you start an immensely powerful shift in the trajectory of your life.

When your values are clearly defined, you can create a perfectly aligned life.

And when values and life align, magic happens. You feel lighter! You wake up in the morning with renewed optimism! You know down what path you are headed and you positively skip ahead of the competition.

But how to get to this Elysian Fields of life?

Let me guide you.

I have helped many before you to live a life perfectly aligned. They were just like you. Professional. Intelligent. Frustrated with themselves but not knowing why, or what to do about it. Disillusioned with the life they have created but feeling they can’t change. In some cases, desperate.

We’re in this together and we will get through this together. And we can even have some fun along the way!

Q and A

Q. Do you work outside New Zealand?

Although I am based in New Zealand, via Zoom I work wherever my clients need me!

Q. Do you do career or leadership coaching too?

I sure do! I have been coaching since the late 90s. It has been under many titles including life coach for women, life transition coach, executive coach, leadership coach, project management coach and probably more. Although there are subtle differences they are less than you think e.g. for career or leadership coaching it is more likely that the clients employer will pay. However at its core I meet women where they are and help them move to where they want to be in life, career, leadership and so on.

Q. What does it cost?

The life-transition coaching course the KAN PLAN, is delivered in three different ways with costs ranging from $49 to $999. That is New Zealand dollars. More info is on the KAN PLAN page.

Career and leadership coaching costs are quoted based on the number of coachees and a range of other factors, get in touch for more.

Q Do you still do consulting/coaching with business?

Yes I definitely keep involved for the right clients, and I get to work with my mum on this which is cool. Check out our sista site for more. Also, much of the leadership coaching for women is with businesses rather than directly with individual women.




“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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