Rachel Gorman


New York, NY 10024 •


  • Dynamic speaker and facilitator
  • Creates a psychologically safe environment
  • Builds relationships with a high level of acceptance and trust
  • Excellent communicator who helps resolve conflict
  • Creates a positive work environment
  • Energetic, warm, engaging, flexible and optimistic
  • Works well with people at all levels and ages
Rachel Gorman Consulting — Global, 1994–Present
Executive Coach, Workshop Facilitator, Educational Consultant
Individual and group coaching and workshop facilitation to maximize personal and professional potential.
Sample topics include:
  • Mindful Leadership
  • Building Emotional Intelligence
  • Stress & Energy Management
  • Work Life Integration
  • The Making of a Great Manager
  • High Performing Teams
  • Motivate Yourself & Others
Box of Crayons — North America, 2016–Present
Certified Program Leader
  • The Coaching Habit
  • The Last Feedback Workshop Ever
  • The Five Question Leader
  • Soon: Coaching for Great Work
Potential Squared — North America, 2016–Present
Workshop Facilitator / Behavioral Coach

Leadership, Change and Innovation solutions take good and make it outstanding.
  • Management and Leadership Development
Mind Gym — North America, 2015–Present
Certified Coach / Workshop Facilitator

Mind Gym transforms the performance of people at work by changing how they think, feel and behave. This is accomplished by combining the most recent behavioral psychology with the latest consumer marketing techniques, so the solutions always appeal to the individual and have business impact.
Sample topics include:
  • Breaking bias
  • Conflit handling
  • Dynamic delegation
  • Fleeting meetings
  • Great feedback
  • Having presence
  • Influence & persuade
  • Managing expectations
  • Managing upwards
  • Motivate
  • Peak performance
  • Performance coaching
  • Your impact on others
Soaringwords — New York, NY, 2011–2014
Director of Hospital Outreach and Wellness Education

A non-profit organization that educates and supports children and adults in schools, community organizations, hospitals and corporations through in-person and online service learning initiatives.
  • Strategized with CEO to create and design core programs and initiatives
  • Managed CSR, diversity, service-learning and volunteer events with 15 to 500 participants
  • Worked with over 30 schools, 20 community organizations, 100 hospitals and 30 companies throughout the country to facilitate educational hands-on service learning initiatives. Companies included: Accenture, BNY Mellon, Cigna, Deloitte, Facebook, Johnson & Johnson, JPMChase, New York Life and Zumba
  • Cultivated, developed and maintained business relationships
  • Provided leadership and training to 500+ corporate, community, healthcare and education partners
  • Co-wrote and/or co-edited 10 educational videos, webinars and wellness educational modules
  • Managed positive psychology empirical research studies in 4 schools and 5 hospitals
Kumon North America New York, NY, 2009–2011
Corporate Director & Instructor

Kumon is devoted to individualized learning allowing each student to study at the level and pace in which they are comfortable. Focus on self-study enables students to acquire basic academic abilities, concentration skills, good study habits, confidence, a sense of achievement and an ability to learn by themselves.
  • Led daily operation of largest Manhattan corporate owned Center; showcased by Kumon International as “Model Manhattan Center” for visiting international franchisees
  • Increased enrollment by 50% within six months of hire (120 to 180 students)
  • Collaborated with Kumon PR and Marketing on initiatives throughout the city
  • Recruited, trained and managed 15 employees
  • Created and executed individualized lesson plans for 300 students - math and reading (PreK-12)
Bank Street College of Education New York, NY, 2003–2008
Graduate School Adjunct Faculty

  • Developed and taught “Healthcare Environments,” a required course for the Child Life Masters Program
  • Taught 150+ students in five years
  • Advisor and mentor to Child Life graduate students working on their Master’s thesis
Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center New York, NY, 1997–2008
Director Child Life Program

  • Provided leadership, vision and management of Child Life Program, an educational, therapeutic support program for hospitalized children and their families
  • Trained and educated hospital staff, incoming medical students, residents and nursing students
  • Provided ongoing emotional, psychosocial and educational support, helping patients and families self-advocate, understand diagnosis, child development and hospital procedures
  • Supervised, mentored, trained and evaluated over 30 staff, students and volunteers annually
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team to provide continuity of care to patients and families
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center New York, NY, 1994–1997
Child Life Specialist & Therapist

  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers, psychologists and nutritionists to provide support and continuity of care for children and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
  • Developed and implemented daily individual and group therapeutic and educational play activities for supporting continued growth and development for chronically ill and hospitalized children
  • Facilitated weekly support groups for both pediatric HIV/AIDS patients and their parents/caregivers
Box of Crayons

  • Certified Program Leader
Mind Gym
  • Certified Coach
  • Simulation Facilitator
StrengthScope Assessment
  • Certified Coach/Facilitator
Tracom Social Styles
  • Certified

Google’s Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
  • 2-day workshop on focus, self-awareness and resilience
Human Performance institute
  • Corporate Athlete Course: Energy Management / Full Engagement Training
University of Pennsylvania
  • CITI Training: Protection of Human Research Subjects IRB and HIPAA research training
Yale-New Haven Hospital New Haven, CT
  • Child Life Internship, intensive full-time program covering all aspects of Child Life Program
  • Training in Inpatient Pediatrics, Outpatient Pediatric Specialty Care Center and Pre-Admission and Pre-Operation Tour Programs
Binghamton University Binghamton, NY 1993
  • Master of Arts in Social Science: Early Childhood Education & Parent Education
  • High Honors. Thesis: Parenting and Newborns
SUNY Binghamton Binghamton, NY 1989
  • Bachelor of Science: School of Education & Human Development Human Services & Counseling
  • High Honors. Thesis: Early Education for Parenting is a High Priority
Box of Crayons, Program Leader 2016—Present
Mind Gym,
Coach of Distinction Certification 2015—Present
National Alliance for Grieving Children
, Professional Voting Member 2014—Present
Child Life Council, Professional Certification 1994—Present