After earning a Master’s degree in Counseling for Business, becoming certified as a coach, and building a successful personal and professional development company, Rachel Karu’s own quest for an authentic, inspired life led her to confront her “perfectionist gremlin,” reignite her passion for singing, write an autobiographical self-help book about her journey (Stepping into more – lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist) and produce a CD of songs (Stepping into more).
A sought-after coach, keynote speaker, and facilitator, Rachel’s clients include Facebook, Intel, CISCO, Disney/ABC, Nestle, Raytheon, Mattel, The Braille Institute, the U.S. Navy, and The Marines.
An expert in personal and professional development Rachel is Chairperson for ATD membership and President elect for ICFLA
- Stepping into More - Lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist Life is meant to be lived with purpose. Before Rachel Karu could speak, she longed to be a singer and performer. But like all of us, Rachel was born with Gremlins- inner voices that hate change and demand the staus quo. These perpetual tapes clung to her mind like shackles threatening to derail her at every turning point. At the lead of Rachel's gang was the toughest of them all: Perfectionism. In STEPPING INTO MORE: Lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist, Rachel details her personal journey of wrangling and ultimately co-existing with her Gremilins. We are born with strengths and development areas. Our goal is to create a fulfilling life and we all need some guidance along the way. Intended as a tool, this guide offers support as you grapple with your own Gremlins and higher self, so that you learn how to make clear, conscious choices that lead to a wonderful, expansive life. Rachel's story and the reflective questions at the end of each chapter are designed to serve as a stepping stone for you to reconnect to and honor your passions, values, and dreams.
- CD of Songs - Stepping into More Companion CD to the book - Stepping into More: Lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist. A unique collection of songs that range from Broadway, Pop to Standards. Songs are selected to inspire the listener to reconnect to and reclaim their passions.
- Association for Talent Development - Special Interest Group Leader of the Year - Twice :)